Jefferson City Truck Accident Attorney
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, large trucks got into over 400,000 accidents in 2019. These collisions injured more than 100,000 people and, tragically, caused over 5,000 deaths. Although these numbers are for the nation as a whole, Missouri is not immune. Motorists pass large trucks on our highways and streets at all hours of the day. Far too many of them get involved in crashes.
If you were injured in an accident, this is a difficult time. Unfortunately, obtaining compensation for a Jefferson City truck accident isn’t as simple as getting compensation for a car crash. There are many different legal issues involved, and evidence is harder to obtain. It is vital to contact one of our truck accident lawyers today at Call & Gentry.
Types of Trucks Involved in Accidents
We can jump in and help anyone injured in a collision with a large commercial vehicle, such as:
- Semi-trucks or tractor-trailers
- Dump trucks
- Sanitation vehicles
- Cement trucks
- Fuel trucks
- Moving vans
- Box trucks
These trucks cause devastating injuries when they collide with smaller light trucks or sedans. Occupants frequently end up in the back of an ambulance with serious injuries and require emergency medical treatment.
We Know Truck Accidents
Many truck accidents are caused by trucker negligence. Put simply, negligence is the failure to use proper care when driving a truck, and includes:
- Impairment from over-the-counter drugs
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Driver confusion
- Texting while driving
- Driver distraction
- Lack of familiarity with the area
- Negligent hiring
Our legal team has the experience necessary to begin collecting evidence for your case. It’s okay if you don’t know what caused your accident. Everything might be a blur, and you probably are in too much pain to perform an investigation. Helpfully, we can begin collecting evidence as soon as you contact us. We can send the trucking company a request to preserve certain evidence, and we might request an inspection of the truck.
Truck Accident Compensation
A personal injury claim should help you weather the financial storm created by a truck accident. We can seek compensation for a range of losses.
Truck accidents can cause traumatic injuries. Many victims struggle with fractures, head injuries, back injuries, paralysis, and nerve damage. They can incur tens of thousands of dollars in medical care—sometimes much more. We can seek compensation to cover surgery, doctor visits, rehab, prescription drugs, and other medical care.
You might be unable to work after the accident. Rehab and pain keep you from earning a living, and your financial stress balloon. If your injuries are permanent, you might never work again, so obtaining damages for lost income is vital.
Car and Other Property Damage
Truck accidents can total a car. You can receive compensation for any damaged or destroyed property, including the cost of replacing your vehicle.
Pain and Suffering
Truck accidents also completely upend a victim’s life. You can spend years struggling with pain, inconvenience, anxiety, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life. You deserve money for these intangible losses.
Why You Need a Jefferson County Truck Accident Lawyer
We wish that trucking companies immediately made fair settlement offers to injured victims. Sadly, that is not the case. Instead, accident victims and their families often feel as if they are hitting their head against a brick wall. They are not taken seriously or listened to by the trucking company or its insurance carrier.
In many situations, a trucking company will point the finger at an accident victim and blame them for their own crash. You need solid evidence to help reconstruct what happened. Without this evidence, you are gambling that you can get compensation to cover your expenses.
You might have negotiated a car accident settlement on your own. But negotiating a truck accident settlement is usually much harder. We can help you:
- Document the accident to determine liability. You can’t receive compensation until you identify who or what caused the crash. We can immediately begin gathering evidence, such as the electronic logging device on the truck, any police report, and internal records held by the trucking company.
- Handle insurance forms and other paperwork. Making a claim requires endless reams of paper. You need to focus on rehabbing your injuries, which are probably serious. Let us lift this burden for you.
- Analyze the value of your claim. You should receive full compensation for your losses. Many people do not value their claims highly enough. As a result, they settle for too little money when they could have held out for more.
- Identify all possible defendants. We have sued truckers, their employers, loading companies, and truck manufacturers, depending on the facts. Adding defendants often helps us secure more compensation.
Most truck accident cases can settle. The lawyers at Call & Gentry Law Group have years of experience sitting across from trucking companies and their insurers. We drive a hard bargain to ensure our clients are taken care of following a wreck.
It is hard work negotiating a settlement. With so much money at issue, trucking companies vigorously resist admitting liability. They have large teams of investigators and lawyers working around the clock to fight off your claim. The last thing you need is to represent yourself in settlement negotiations.
We bring to the bargaining table decades of combined experience. We have seen all insurance adjuster tricks and are prepared to do what it takes to win your case.
We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Win!
You might be worried about whether you can afford our services. You can. At Call & Gentry, we use a contingency fee agreement with our truck accident clients. This agreement shifts all the risk to us, the attorneys, because we don’t get paid unless we win your case. You never owe us upfront attorneys’ fees, so you can rest peacefully knowing we aren’t going to send you a big bill you can’t pay.
Contact a Jefferson City, Missouri Truck Accident Lawyer
Our dedicated Truck accident attorneys at Call & Gentry Law Group are committed to providing high quality personalized representation to truck accident victims and their families.
We have many years of experience in serving members of the Jefferson City community, and we know that it is very important for you to obtain the compensation you need and deserve after a serious accident. We can evaluate your case today. Contact Call & Gentry Law Group online or call us at 573-644-6090.
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