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Auto Accidents / Semi Truck Accidents / Reckless Driving Accidents

Evansville Reckless Driving Attorneys

If you or a loved one were the victims of a reckless driving accident with a commercial truck, you might be deserving of monetary compensation to help cover your losses.

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Reckless driving encompasses numerous dangerous behaviors, all of which demonstrate a disregard for the rules of the road and the safety of nearby drivers and passengers. In truck accident cases, many logistics must be worked out to determine fault, the extent of damages, and how much compensation the at-fault parties owe the victims.

Accidents with large trucks present additional complications because numerous parties such as the truck driver, their employer, the truck manufacturer, and the cargo loading company may all bear some responsibility for the accident. A skilled attorney can help you pursue each source of compensation for their part in your injuries. After a truck accident, taking legal action may seem like another burden. By hiring a knowledgeable lawyer, you will receive valuable support and guidance. When a lawyer manages your case, you can focus your attention on your health rather than your legal affairs.

Why Do I Need a Reckless Driving Accident Lawyer?

After experiencing the trauma of a car accident due to reckless driving, you might completely helpless and overwhelmed without the slightest clue of how to file an injury claim. Know that you deserve justice for the ordeal you have been through, and an attorney can help. The support and guidance of a skilled lawyer will give you confidence, direction, and valuable information about your rights. Accident victims who hire an attorney to represent their injury case receive on average three times as much compensation as those who try to settle by themselves.

Immediately following a life-threatening and traumatic event like a truck accident, you deserve to rest and focus on your recovery. By hiring a skilled injury law firm to manage the details of your claim, you save yourself hours of stress and additional labor as you heal. Our lawyers will keep you updated on your claim’s progress throughout the entire process. Your lawyer will investigate crucial information about how your case occurred, the truck driver’s history, and speak with witnesses.

Truck companies are often large businesses that span state lines, with a lot of power and enough money to hire very experienced attorneys to defend them. However, there is only so much they can do when they are the ones at fault, and we will be there to make sure they don’t take advantage of you when you are in an injured and vulnerable state.

Why Should I Choose Chapman Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?

Here at Chapman Injury Lawyers, we pride ourselves on the relationships that we form with our clients. We understand how difficult it is to be in your situation, and we want to defend and support you throughout the legal process. Our attorneys are diligent, hardworking, and compassionate. We are highly motivated to help those who suffer life-changing injuries because of another person or company’s negligence.

When each of us decides to drive, we must do whatever we can to keep ourselves and others safe. When someone acts in a way that endangers people around them, it is a great injustice. The victims of reckless drivers’ dangerous actions deserve full and fair compensation for their injuries.

When you walk through the doors of Chapman Injury Lawyers, we make a conscious decision to see you as a person first and a client second. We want to get to know you so that we know what we need to do to best support you and your needs throughout this process. We will include you in critical decisions and regularly notify you about the progress of your injury claim. Our team is committed to accessibility and offer text services for ease of communication. Flexibility in communication allows us to remain available and answer your questions any time you’d like to speak.



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Helping You Get Compensation If A Reckless Driver Hurt You

Reckless driving is a fairly broad term for any driving that needlessly endangers those around you. However, it is essential to make a distinction between reckless driving and negligent driving. While negligent drivers should still be held accountable for their actions, the accidents they cause are not as intentional. Whereas negligent driving is concerned with drivers not paying attention or acting carelessly, reckless driving drivers are aware that their actions are dangerous. Reckless drivers’ blatant disregard for the lives and safety of others is part of why reckless driving is considered a misdemeanor in many states. Some of the most common types of reckless driving include:

  • Excessive speeding (typically 25mph or more over the speed limit)
  • Driving too fast for the weather conditions
  • Illegal passing
  • Driving away from a police officer after being stopped
  • Ignoring traffic signs or signals (running red lights or stop signs)
  • Racing other cars
  • Tailgating
  • Driving a vehicle with defects or faulty brakes
  • Weaving through traffic
  • Passing on the right outside of standard lanes

All of these actions are careless and can lead to severe property damage, injuries, or even death. Drivers can avoid reckless driving by paying attention to your speed and maneuvers and taking responsibility when you do make a mistake. Those who drive recklessly show a disregard for the safety of those around them and should be held responsible for the damages they cause other people. Many types of injuries can result from reckless driving truck accidents. Some of the most common include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Internal injuries
  • Rib and torso injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Seat belt injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries or paralysis
  • Wrongful death

If you or a loved one experienced one or more of these injuries, another injury, or death, you are likely eligible for compensation for your medical bills. Common damages in reckless driving claims include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An attorney will likely be able to tell you during your consultation what forms of compensation you can expect to get out of your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

When life-changing injuries leave you wondering how you’ll move on with your life, our lawyers are ready to speak with you. We understand that you have questions and we are ready to answer them. Read over some frequently asked questions below and get in touch with a member of our team for a free consultation today at (812) 426-0600.

When another person or company is responsible for the pain, suffering, and costs associated with an accident, you shouldn’t have to pay for damages. The person who hurt you should answer for their actions so that you can make a full recovery. To set up a free consultation to discuss your options, contact Chapman Injury Lawyers at (812) 426-0600. The sooner you know your options, the sooner you let us take the reins so you can stop stressing about your reckless driving truck accident.

How much is My Claim Worth?

The payouts from reckless truck driving accidents vary significantly from case to case. Your settlement’s value may depend on the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical bills, and how much time you have to take off of work. Your lawyer will consider many details when building your case, including the type of recklessness exhibited by the driver, and whether any other parties can be held accountable.

How are Truck Accidents Different From Other Car Accidents?

Truck accidents are different because the large size of the vehicles can lead to more damage to other cars and more severe injuries to the drivers and passengers in those other vehicles. Because of these extensive damages, extra care needs to be taken when determining fault, because the victims of these accidents can be eligible for more compensation than other accidents. Truck companies often hire skilled attorneys who will work to protect their employers, even if that means preventing you from getting the full amount you deserve.

Can the Truck Driver’s Employer be Held Responsible for the Accident?

Numerous parties may be responsible for your injuries. It is crucial to hire a skilled lawyer with experience in the field to advocate on your behalf. The truck company could be held responsible for several factors contributing to an accident. These contributing factors may include hiring unsafe drivers, poor training practices, and failure to enforce safe driving practices.

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In the aftermath of your accident, you may be feeling scared, hurt, and unsure of your future. With a talented personal injury attorney by your side, you won’t need to feel that way anymore. We will support you throughout the legal process as we work towards an outcome that helps you move forward with your life. Our attorneys will keep the line of communication open and ensure you stay informed throughout this process. If you live in Indiana, Kentucky, or Illinois and would like to work with personal injury attorneys who genuinely have your best interest at heart, contact Chapman Injury Lawyers at (812) 426-0600.

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