A truck accident can be a terrifying and catastrophic experience. Even the largest of automobiles can still be subject to significant damage resulting from the force of a truck. If this has happened to you, contact a Marion truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Medical bills, lost wages, damage to a vehicle, and any emotional or psychological impacts from the accident all represent heavy costs caused by the accident. A Marion truck accident law firm can fight on your behalf to help you get compensation for those costs.
At the Law Office of Lyndon R. Helton, PLLC, we help victims of truck accidents seek restitution for their injuries. The costs that they face are the responsibility of those who are at fault for the accident. We help establish liability in your case and will negotiate for compensation on behalf of our clients. Whether we are able to settle in or out of court, we work tirelessly for fair compensation for our clients.
Truck drivers represent the liable party in many truck accident cases. However, there are other parties that may be at fault or share liability as well. Trucking operations are complex businesses, and there are a lot of opportunities for error that could lead to an accident. The following represent some of the potentially liable parties:
A Marion truck accident lawyer could be pivotal in securing the compensation that you’re seeking. We investigate the accident in which you were involved thoroughly so we can understand where any potential liability may be. We also need to gather evidence and possible witness testimony to prove that liability.
It’s also important that we look for anything that may be helpful in defending against any counter-accusation that you were at fault for your injuries. If that is successfully argued, it could result in you being unable to collect damages.
Before a claim goes to trial, there will likely be an attempt to negotiate a settlement to avoid taking the claim to court. There are advantages to both sides agreeing to a settlement amount. It avoids the risk inherent in trial, and it can take far less time as well.
Letting a lawyer negotiate on your behalf can be further beneficial in a few different ways. First, the insurance companies that are usually involved in these negotiations will tend to take the process a little more seriously when a lawyer is involved. In part, that’s because they know an experienced lawyer is not going to accept any unreasonable offers. It’s also because when a lawyer is involved, the possibility of a claim going to court is real. Defendants generally want to stay out of court and will be more willing to settle with a lawyer.
There are times, though, when a fair agreement can’t be found, and it becomes necessary to take the claim to court. If this is the case, we are prepared to represent you and advocate for your interests. We’ll make the case for the liability of the defendant, as well as defend against any allegations of your liability. We will work to use every option we have to get you the compensation that you deserve.
A: Proving fault in a truck accident will follow the same general pattern that is required for proving fault in any other personal injury claim. There are three elements that your lawyer will need to prove before the defendant can be considered liable for the costs that the injury created. They are:
A: In a truck accident claim, compensation will include two forms of damages. These damages are directly caused by the accident and include:
A: Contributory negligence could affect your claim if you are found to also be responsible for your injuries. The defendant will have the opportunity to prove your negligence contributed to your injuries. If they can prove you are even just 1% responsible, you may be unable to collect damages. Your personal injury lawyer in Marion should be prepared to argue against this kind of counterclaim.
A: The general statute of limitations for a truck accident claim in North Carolina is three years. In most cases, you will need to file a claim within three years of your accident. However, there are a number of possible exceptions that could lengthen or shorten that deadline. It’s important to talk to your lawyer about the deadlines that apply to your case.
The impacts that a truck accident can have are significant. The sheer size and weight of a truck can cause substantial property damage. More devastatingly, truck accidents can lead to significant injuries. The financial toll of these costs can also be significant, but the psychological and emotional effects can be just as impactful. Those who’ve been injured in a truck accident recover fair and just compensation for these damages from those responsible.
Working with a Marion truck accident lawyer can be essential to the process of getting fair compensation. At the Law Office of Lyndon R. Helton, PLLC, we take the time to thoroughly understand your case so that we can advocate for you with a strong background of understanding personal injury law. We can help you understand what kind of compensation you deserve. Whether through settlement or in court, we won’t hesitate to fight on your behalf firmly.
Contact us today to discuss your injuries following a truck accident and what we may be able to do about them. We represent clients needing support all throughout Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties, as well.