Following a truck accident, victims may struggle to start putting their lives back together, and they will likely have a lot of questions regarding their options for recovery.
In fact, those hurt in a truck accident, as well as families who have lost loved ones to deadly accidents, may need answers and advice regarding who is liable for an accident and what to do next to get on the path to financial recovery.
To provide victims with some insight regarding their rights and possible options follow truck accidents, below are answers to some frequently asked questions about truck accident cases.
Do you need more specific answers about your case? Contact an attorney at the Law Office of James H. Guest, to schedule a free initial consultation. Call our Denver office or contact us online.
While police reports and witness accounts can be helpful in making fault determinations, sometimes experts - like accident reconstructionists or others - may be needed to pinpoint fault following a truck accident.
- Truck drivers or other motorists
- Trucking companies
- Vehicle equipment manufacturers
- The parties responsible for roadway construction and/or maintenance
Here it should also be noted that the sooner victims' move forward with their truck accident cases, the better. This is generally because evidence for an accident - like photographs or witnesses' accounts - can get lost or become unavailable over time, potentially making it more difficult for victims to prove negligence or the extent of their damages in the future.
- Every truck accident case is different.
- The details of a given accident or case will impact how complicated that case is.
- This, in turn, can affect how long it takes for that case to be resolved.
While you can get professional advice regarding the complexity of your truck accident case by contacting one of our attorneys, what we can tell you here is that the following factors are just some of the possible issues that can complicate truck accident cases and, consequently, increase the chances they will take longer to resolve:
- Multiple victims and/or liable parties
- Insurance companies debating or challenging the causes of the accident or the nature of victims' injuries
- Trucking companies and/or vehicle equipment manufacturers being defendants in these cases
- Defendants being unwilling to negotiate or resolve cases outside of court
- Gathering all of the necessary documents and evidence
- Crafting the strongest possible cases
- Holding negligent parties accountable
- Negotiating with at-fault parties and their insurers
- Securing the full amount of compensation to which victims are entitled
While our lawyers know that no amount of money can ever compensate people for permanent injuries or the death of a loved one, we also are aware that financial recoveries can be essential to helping victims with their physical and/or psychological recoveries. That is why our lawyers are tenacious about helping our clients secure the compensation they deserve.