Providing Guidance And Answers After A Truck Accident
When struck by a commercial truck, the resulting personal injury claim can be much more complicated when the truck driver’s employer gets involved. After an accident, you may have a lot of questions about your case. At the Law Office of Jeffrey A. Jones, P.A., we are proud to represent clients throughout Minnesota with the state, and our decades of experience can answer questions such as:
What are some common causes of truck crashes?
There are many different causes of truck accidents. Some causes that can affect all drivers include eating while driving and using a cell phone behind the wheel. For truck drivers, accidents they are liable for might be caused by speeding to meet a delivery deadline, driving with an imbalanced cargo load, exhaustion from driving too much in a single day, or lack of training or experience.
What should you do after a truck accident?
Immediately after an accident, you should report the crash to the police while seeking any necessary medical attention for your injuries. Next, if you are able to navigate around the scene of the crash safely, take photos and videos of the accident, as well as record any witness testimony. Be sure to also collect as much information about the driver that hit you as possible, including their name, license information, as well as their employer and truck information.
Who can you hold accountable in a Minnesota trucking accident?
It is possible that someone other than the truck driver is liable for your injuries. Instead of the truck driver, it may be possible a product manufacturer is liable for your injuries for creating the faulty truck part that led to your injuries. In other truck accident cases, it may be possible that the employer of the truck driver is liable for your injuries.
When is a company liable after a truck crash?
Trucking companies have a responsibility to ensure the drivers they employ are not a danger to those on the road. If a company hired a driver who they know has a history of reckless driving, failed to maintain a truck properly, pushed drivers to work past federal regulations, or did not see that their drivers have enough training to operate their truck, they may be liable for the accident you suffered.
Why should you get an attorney for a truck accident?
As your legal representation, we can act on your behalf to negotiate with a truck driver’s employer and their legal and insurance teams to maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries. We can also reject lowball settlement offers and help you to maximize the compensation you receive while also minimizing the time it takes to earn that money.
If you are ready to learn more about how we can help you, if you have more questions about your accident or if you are ready to begin pursuing fair compensation for your injuries, now is the time to contact our Golden Valley office. Call us at 612-234-2992 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.