If you were in an accident with a concrete truck, a Cape Coral concrete truck lawyer can help you negotiate with the insurance companies for compensation. This allows you to focus on healing from any injuries you suffered while we work to recover the compensation you deserve for your losses.
How Long does It Take to Resolve a Concrete Truck Accident Claim?
Though every lawyer in our firm has prior experience dealing with cases such as yours, there is no telling how long it will take to reach a fair settlement. Typically, at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we settle most concrete truck accidents out of court, meaning you will usually receive your compensation without having to file a lawsuit.
However, if we think you deserve more than the insurance company offers you, it could increase the amount of time before a settlement is reached. Enlisting the services of a personal injury lawyer early on will hasten the process as we file your claim as soon as we have analyzed the evidence.
Claiming Compensation After an Accident with a Concrete Truck
You are eligible for compensation if you are involved in a concrete truck accident because of another’s negligence. Even if you are partly to blame for the accident, you will still receive reimbursements; however, you will not receive complete compensation. Assuming the accident was 20% your fault, you will receive 80% of what you were to receive, had you not held any blame.
Some of the things you can claim repayment for include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Future and current medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Reduced quality of life
- Funeral costs
- Loss of companionship
- Disfigurement and paralysis
Who Is Liable for My Concrete Truck Accident?
Before a truck and its driver go out on the road, many individuals must ensure its capabilities and security. Accidents will happen if these individuals neglect their responsibilities. Because they failed at their job, we will ensure they participate in your reimbursement.
The following individuals may be liable for your accident:
- Truck manufacturer
- Truck owner
- Truck driver
- The trucking company
Factors That Affect the Value of a Cement Truck Accident Claim
Before taking on your case, our team will determine the amount of money you should receive.
Several factors play into your compensation, such as:
Soft tissue injuries such as lacerations and bruises, which take a short time to heal, may not warrant a considerable settlement. These negotiations can last a few months. On the other hand, life-threatening injuries have a higher cost and require extensive negotiation.
Your level of negligence affects the claim. If you take part in the accident, you may share some blame and receive less compensation. However, we will work hard to ensure you receive as much reimbursement as possible, even if you had some part in the accident.
To receive just compensation, you should ensure you follow doctor’s and police instructions and stay out of harm’s way. Otherwise, the opposing counsel can argue that you have little care for your wellbeing.
Reasons Cement Truck Accidents Happen
Another’s negligence often causes truck accidents; however, simple solutions can avoid such neglect. Common causes for concrete truck accidents include:
Badly Loaded Cargo
If the cargo has little security, it may cause the truck to become unstable. Little stability may also cause cement leakage. Such events may distract other drivers and cause further accidents. Securing cargo and cement will easily avoid any injuries.
Construction companies repairing or building roads leave objects on the road, causing accidents. Sometimes, they fail to label these objects. Their negligence may result in your harm.
When a concrete truck’s driver speeds, the vehicle becomes unstable, increasing its chance of toppling over. Speeding will also decrease the likelihood of a truck stopping during a sudden emergency.
Poor Vehicle Maintenance
Many accidents occur because maintenance companies do not take sufficient care of the truck. Sometimes, parts may malfunction and cause the truck driver to lose control. In this case, we hold the maintenance company liable.
Truck drivers need to have a special driving license that ensures their capability of driving large trucks. If they do not have this license, we will hold the driver responsible. The truck owner should also know their frequented route before driving. If they have little knowledge or competence, they may neglect their responsibilities and job.
Some accidents occur because the driver operated under the influence. Under the influence may mean that they texted while driving, did not get enough sleep the night before, or were on alcohol or drugs. If any of these are the case, we will hold these drivers accountable.
Other Road Users
Other road users may cause a truck accident, such as a pedestrian crossing the road at inappropriate times, a bus overtaking illegally, and so forth. These individuals taking part in the accident will also hold responsibility.
Begin Your Case By Calling Us Today
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, our truck accident lawyers will ensure you receive frequent case updates. We will give you your attorney’s phone number, so if you have any questions, you can call us. We will also answer all your calls and emails. We have such responsive legal care that we can even help fix your vehicle.
We work on a contingency basis, meaning you do not have to pay anything out of pocket. Our fees come from the settlement we win for you.
Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free case evaluation.
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