Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents
Why Are Truck Accidents More Likely To Cause Injury Than Other Types Of Accidents?
A large truck can weigh more than 8,000 pounds, while cars weight around 3,000 pounds. Because of this, the impact from a truck has the potential to do more damage and cause more serious injuries than an accident involving a car.
What Is A “Commercial” Truck?
A commercial truck in one definition of what many people call an “18-wheeler” or a “big rig.” However, a commercial truck can also be any truck that is operated by a business entity, like a package delivery company vehicle, a garbage truck or a plumber’s van.
Why Is An Investigation Critical In A Truck Accident Case?
Commercial motor vehicle operators must adhere to numerous safety regulations. However, many truck driving companies will try to hide the driver’s log or other facts of the accident. That’s why the attorneys at Sarkisian Personal Injury Lawyers have developed their own method of investigating each case thoroughly.
Who Can Sue For Damages In A Trucking Accident Case?
Generally speaking, the injured individual or their spouse can sue for damages. In some cases, direct dependents of the injured person can bring a case forward for damages. Speak with an experienced lawyer today if you think you may be able to sue for damages.
What Kind Of Damages Will A Truck Accident Receive?
While it depends on your situation, you may be eligible for damages related to medical expenses, surgeries, home care, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage and other costs related to your trucking accident.
How Long Do I Have To File A Truck Accident Claim?
In Indiana, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. This means that if you do not file your case within two years of the date of the accident, you will forfeit your right to file a claim at all.
Who Can Be Held Accountable?
Several parties can be at fault in a trucking accident, including the driver, cargo loader, truck owner or others involved in the maintenance of the truck. In some cases, more than one party may be considered at fault. Their insurers will then likely try to “pass the buck” of responsibility to those of other liable parties. To learn more, speak with an attorney about the specifics of your case and how to maximize compensation obtained from all responsible individuals and/or companies.
Get Answers About Your Accident Today
With over 30 years of experience, Sarkisian Personal Injury Lawyers can answer any question related to your truck crash. Call us today at 219-733-8904 for a free consultation or reach out to us online.