Your legal options after your truck accident
Our lawyers can explain your rights and how we can help you
Knowing what to do after a truck accident can be confusing. That’s because there’s often so many options available to people injured in a crash caused by a commercial truck driver. But how do you know what your options are and which ones make the most sense for you?
We understand what you’re going through. That’s because our lawyers at Glaser & Ebbs have years of experience fighting for the rights of injury victims in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and throughout Indiana.
As your legal team, we can explain the different options available to you and the advantages (or disadvantages) of each one. That way, you can make an informed decision about what to do next. We put your best interests first here.
What are my legal options?
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident caused by a commercial truck driver, you often have several different legal options available to you, including:
- Accept a settlement offer from the at-fault party, which could be the at-fault truck driver, the trucking company they work for or their insurance providers.
- Negotiate a better settlement offer with the at-fault party.
- File a lawsuit against the at-fault party, particularly if the at-fault party’s insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith or denies your injury claim altogether.
Whichever option you decide to pursue, your lawyer can help you every step of the way. Experienced attorneys know how to investigate truck accidents and negotiate effectively with trucking companies, insurance companies and their legal team.
Is there a deadline to take legal action?
Yes. In Indiana, in most cases, you only have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit or take other legal action. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. If you miss this deadline, you will likely not receive any money for your accident claim. As a result, you will have to pay for your accident-related expenses out of your own pocket.
Just because you have two years to take legal action doesn’t mean you should wait until the last minute to file a lawsuit. This is especially true when dealing with trucking companies. They only have to legally keep certain evidence for much less time. In the case of Hours of Service (HOS) logs, for example, trucking companies can legally destroy such evidence after six months.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity for justice. Talk to a lawyer who knows how to deal with commercial truck accidents in Indiana right away. That way, you and your attorney can start building the strongest possible legal case in support of your accident claim.
Put the power of our law firm to work for you. Contact us.
We know what’s at stake at Glaser & Ebbs, Attorneys at Law. Often, accident claims can be worth thousands of dollars or significantly more. We also realize that many truck accident claims turn out to be tough legal cases.
We don’t back down from a fight, and we fight to win. When you hire us, we’re prepared to take on trucking companies, insurance companies and anyone else who stands in our way. Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong, so you deserve to be paid for all your accident-related expenses.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers. We can answer your questions, explain your options and get right to work on your case. Schedule an appointment in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis or one of our other Indiana office locations right now.