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18 Wheeler Accidents

Accidents with 18-wheeler trucks can cause serious injuries that leave victims with incredibly high expenses. As a truck accident lawyer, we help you build your case after a car accident with a truck to seek the compensation you deserve from the at-fault driver. If we can’t win your truck accident case, you don’t pay us a cent.

How Are 18-Wheeler Accidents Different from Car Accidents?

Accidents with 18-wheeler trucks, also known as semi-trucks, can have devastating effects on victims. The average 18-wheeler weighs around 12.5 tons, while the average car weighs only 1.4 tons. This means there are huge forces at play for truck accidents.

The increased weight and force involved in trucking accidents often leads to more severe injuries and damages. In many cases, these types of car accidents can even be deadly. Victims of 18-wheeler truck accidents often seek high compensation amounts to help cover their medical bills and other expenses. Our car accident attorneys are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve for your damages.

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Some damages that may apply for your truck accident case include:
  • Medical expenses
  • Vehicle repair expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
In trucking accidents, liability for the accident can also be a complex issue. Many different parties may even share fault for your case. For instance, the truck driver and the trucking company may both be liable for your accident expenses. Generally, if a truck driver was driving within the scope of their employment, you can typically file a claim against the trucking company’s insurance. However, some truck drivers are independent contractors, meaning you will need to seek compensation from the trucker’s insurance. In other cases, it may even be another party who is at fault for your truck accident. For example, if the trucking company pays a maintenance company and faulty maintenance caused your accident, you may be able to bring a suit against that maintenance company. The same goes for cargo loaders if overloaded cargo was the cause of the accident. Your truck accident lawyer offers legal guidance based on the specifics of your case to help you determine who is at fault and who to file a claim with after an accident.

How a Truck Accident Lawyer Helps with Your Case

In addition, your truck accident lawyer can help in many other ways with your case. After determining who is potentially responsible for your truck accident, your attorney can also help you file a claim and gather all the necessary information. This may include investigating to find evidence and also submitting evidence (like your medical bills and vehicle repair bills) for the claim amount.

Our team can also help your case by negotiating with the insurance adjuster. An insurance adjuster’s job is to pay the least amount of money possible for a claim to save the company money. An experienced attorney can represent you in discussions with adjusters to help you get a fair settlement amount. If we are unable to reach a fair settlement amount with the adjuster, your truck accident lawyer can also advocate for you in court.

Our attorneys at Maida Law Firm offer years of experience in car and truck accident cases. We are here to provide legal counsel for your accident as you seek compensation from those at fault for your accident. Contact us now for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.