Why you should hire a truck accident lawyer
Our Fort Wayne attorneys explain how we can help you with your claim
Truck accidents caused by commercial truck drivers can be complicated legal cases. Depending on who’s at fault and how many different people or companies are involved, there can often be many different legal issues related to a truck accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a truck driver in Indiana, don’t simply assume these issues will take care of themselves. Make sure you take your accident seriously right from the start. Talk to a lawyer at Glaser & Ebbs. We can help.
We know what to do because our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined legal experience. In case after case, we aggressively fight for the rights of injury victims in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana. We don’t back down from tough legal cases.
Why should I hire a truck accident attorney?
You might think you don’t need a lawyer if a truck driver clearly caused your accident. Many truck accident cases turn out to be much more complicated than many people expect. This is especially true in Indiana, which has a fault-based insurance system. This means the at-fault driver (and often their insurance company) are responsible for compensating everyone injured in the accident.
In the case of an accident caused by a truck driver, accident-related expenses can quickly add up to thousands of dollars or significantly more. Insurance companies and trucking companies often do everything they can to avoid paying claims. This is one of the main reasons why you should have a lawyer on your side, demanding the money you deserve.
Often, your lawyer can obtain compensation for you by negotiating a settlement offer with the insurance company for the at-fault truck driver or the trucking company they work for. If they refuse to negotiate in good faith, your attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf or take other legal action for the money you deserve.
In order to build a strong legal case, your attorney needs to fully understand the legal system governing commercial truck accidents. They also need to know the state and federal laws governing these accidents, including Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s regulations, federal trucking laws collectively known as Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Most importantly, your lawyer needs to aggressively investigate your accident. You can’t trust insurance companies or their attorneys to investigate your crash. In most cases, they’re simply focused on finding evidence they can use to deny your injury claim. By having your lawyer conduct an independent investigation into your crash, your attorney can gather evidence in support of your legal claim.
Get the help you need now. Contact our law firm.
The clock is running after your commercial truck accident. You only have two years from the date of your crash to file a lawsuit or take other legal action in Indiana. In addition, trucking companies only have to keep certain data for much less time. In the case of Hours of Service (HOS) logs, which detail how many hours a truck driver was on the road and when they last took a mandatory break, trucking companies only have to keep records for six months after an accident.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity for justice. Give your truck accident claim the attention it rightfully deserves. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our law firm. We can meet with you in Fort Wayne or at one of our other Indiana office locations.