When a heavy concrete truck crashes into you, who do you make a claim against? The driver? Their employer? When you’ve been in a concrete truck accident, the lawyers at Morelli Law are ready to help you get answers on what to do next.
We have truck accident lawyers in St. Charles ready to hear your case and explain your legal options. These cases may be worth much more than a standard car accident, and our team can help you get maximum compensation for what you’ve experienced.
First Steps After a Concrete Truck Accident
There are some things you can do as soon as your accident happens to improve your chances of success. What you don’t want to do is let the insurers take control of the situation and get away with paying you less than you deserve. Try to do the following:
- Contact the police and give a report
- Identify the driver and the company they work for
- Seek medical attention within 24 hours of your accident
- Take photos of your injuries, the accident scene, and all involved vehicles
- Get the contact information for any witnesses
- Do not talk about what happened on social media
- Report the crash to your insurer
Once you’ve taken care of your immediate injuries and talked to the police, contact our concrete truck accident lawyers in St. Charles for further advice. It’s quite possible you weren’t able to do some of these steps because your injuries were so devastating. That’s okay. Our attorneys can investigate what happened on your behalf.
If you’ve lost a loved one because of a concrete truck accident, then you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The chances of a fatality after a concrete truck accident are high because of the weight of these vehicles. Speak with Morelli Law to learn how to proceed with one.
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Holding The Liable Party Responsible for Your Concrete Truck Accident
Winning a concrete truck accident case means proving that someone else’s negligence caused the accident. In these cases, there may be multiple negligent parties. But what kind of negligent actions count? Common negligent actions by drivers include:
- Reckless driving
- Poor truck maintenance
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Drunk driving
The truck driver’s employer or the team that loaded the vehicle can also be negligent. Their causes for negligence include:
- Pushing drivers to break FMCSA rules
- Violation of driver hours
- Logbook manipulation
- Poor loading of cargo
When you work with our lawyers, we will perform an investigation to determine who was responsible and what they did wrong to cause your accident. Once we know, we’ll calculate the full value of your claim and present it to the insurers for reimbursement.
Finding the Full Value of Your Case
Concrete trucks carry extremely heavy loads, so the damage they cause in crashes is greater than a normal crash. You may need more compensation than you realize, but you can bet the insurers will try to reduce how much they pay you.
A St. Charles concrete truck accident lawyer can calculate the full value of your claim through an investigation of the evidence and shrewd negotiation. You deserve to get the full value of your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- And more
If you have lost a loved one because of a crash, you could receive certain damages limited to wrongful death claims, like funeral and burial expenses.
Don’t trust the insurers to offer you a fair settlement without the help of a lawyer. Their job is to “adjust” the value of your claim to what they think you should be paid. It’s almost never the amount you’re truly owed until you get a lawyer’s help.
Evidence That Can Help Your Concrete Truck Accident Claim
Many of the steps we talked about earlier create evidence we can use to help your claim. If you have any of the following, bring it with you during your consultation:
- The crash report
- Medical records related to your accident
- Vehicle repair bills
- Photos or video of the accident
- Eyewitness contact information
However, you do not need to have these before you speak with a lawyer. In fact, you could have none of it. Many victims get into a crash and wake up in the hospital with more questions than answers about what happened.
Morelli Law can investigate for you while you recover. There are some pieces of evidence, like the concrete truck’s data recorder, that we can subpoena to get a clear picture of what happened. The more evidence we have, the clearer your case will be and the easier it will be to calculate the true value.
Can I Settle My Case on My Own?
The law does not require you to hire the services of a lawyer if you’ve been in an accident, but without one, you lose a lot of power. Think about it. Insurance companies and defendants hire lawyers to help them with their cases all the time to get an advantage. Why should you fight for compensation on an unfair playing field?
You’re also probably injured if you’re reading this. Getting the evidence you need to get fair compensation is hard enough without also coping with your injuries. Hiring a St. Charles concrete truck accident lawyer to handle your case gives you time to focus on recovery without losing sight of your compensation.
Finally, you need a lawyer’s assistance to start and win any lawsuit. The threat of a lawsuit is the biggest lever you have to force insurance companies to take your claims seriously. Fortunately, our lawyers work on contingency. Your fees are zero unless you win your case, and we can only take our fee from the compensation you’ve won.
Hire Morelli Law After Your Accident
Morelli Law has helped thousands of clients earn over $1 billion in compensation over our long history of personal injury representation. Put that expertise to work by hiring our team to handle your concrete truck accident case.
To schedule a free consultation, call us at the number on your screen or email us through our contact page. Call us as soon as you can after your accident. The sooner you call, the sooner you could get paid compensation for your injuries.