Following truck accidents, victims may be considering filing a truck accident lawsuit as a means to obtain compensation for the injuries and losses they suffered as a result of the collision. Below and in a few upcoming parts of this blog, we will answer some commonly asked questions for prospective plaintiffs. If you have more questions or are ready to receive professional advice regarding your case, the Denver truck accident attorneys at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group welcome you to contact us today.
These truck accident lawsuit FAQs can clear up some questions you may have about these cases. For more info, contact the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group.
Q – How do I know if I have a case?
A – The most effective way to determine whether you have a claim is to meet with an experienced attorney who can evaluate your case. However, some of the red flags that may help you figure out if negligence was involved in your truck accident (and, therefore, if you likely have a truck accident lawsuit) include (but are not limited to):
- You or another person witnessed another driver violating traffic laws
- One of the motorists involved in the accident was arrested and/or ticketed immediately following the accident
- Police investigating the accident inform you that one of the other drivers was primarily to blame for having caused the accident.
Q – Would I be suing the truck driver or the trucking company?
A – It depends on the circumstances of the accident. While truck drivers can be named as the defendants in truck accident lawsuits when their negligence has contributed (even in part) to a collision, trucking companies may also be named defendants (though it may be less obvious to accident victims when this may be the case).
For example, when any of the following circumstances have contributed to an accident, it will likely be possible to sue the trucking company:
- Failure to maintain a truck
- Inciting drivers to violate hours-of-service regulations (or other trucking regulations)
- Failure to screen and/or train drivers.
There may be other parties that can be sued in truck accident lawsuits as well, so it’s critical that victims consult with an experienced attorney for a professional evaluation of their case.
Q – How long will it take to resolve my truck accident lawsuit?
A – Again, it depends, as the specific circumstances of your accident and the details of your case will determine how long it takes to resolve your claim. Some of the factors that can make cases more complicated (and, as a result, can increase the time it takes to resolve a case) include (but are not limited to):
- Three or more motorists being involved in the collision
- Two or more trucking companies being involved in the case
- Defendants (and their insurers) refusing to offer reasonable settlements and, consequently, forcing cases to go to trial.
Our upcoming second and third parts of this blog will answer some more commonly asked questions associated with truck accident lawsuits – be sure to check them out!
Denver Truck Accident Attorneys at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a truck accident? If so, the Denver truck accident lawyers at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. are ready to meet with you. We are here to aggressively stand up for truck accident victims’ rights to compensation and help them hold negligent and reckless parties responsible for injuring them. With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, our Denver truck accident attorneys have a proven record of success and dedication when it comes to helping accident victims get the highest possible settlements for their injuries and losses.
We invite you to learn more about your rights and get a thorough, professional evaluation of your case by meeting with us for a free, no obligations initial consult.
To set up this meeting today, call us at (720) 606-6887 or email us using the form on this page.