If you were injured in a truck accident because a truck driver changed lanes without checking their blind spot, or if you were hurt in an underride crash, you could be owed significant compensation. Truck accidents place severe burdens on victims and their families, and victims of careless driving should be able to hold the driver accountable.
Although it may seem most evident that the truck driver was at fault, other entities such as the trucking company and truck manufacturer may also bear responsibility for your injuries. When you’re hurting, dealing with expensive medical bills, lost wages, and a lengthy recovery, you need the support of a skilled truck accident attorney. With the assistance of a seasoned lawyer, you are much more likely to get the outcome you deserve.
Here at Chapman Injury Lawyers, we provide free consultations for anyone wanting to discuss their options following a truck accident. One of our attorneys will look over the details of your case, free of charge, and will discuss future steps with you. We are here to guide you and help you decide whether you would like to proceed. We understand the devastating impact a truck accident can have on your health, your finances, and your quality of life. We want to ensure that you receive fair compensation for the pain that you have endured. Take the first steps to get your life back on track by contacting (812) 461-6693 to discuss the details of your situation with a member of our compassionate team.
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After being in a significant truck accident, you probably have a million things on your mind. You don’t know how long you will be in recovery, how much your medical expenses will cost, or when you will return to work. When you are ready to go back to work, you might need to wait for your vehicle to be repaired, which could be an additional financial barrier. You may have a deep-rooted fear of getting behind the wheel again after the tragedy that occurred the last time.
Each of these obstacles may translate into compensation for damages caused by another party. By proving that the impact of the truck accident negatively impacted various facets of your life, you can argue that you deserve compensation for the trauma you endured. The easiest and most reliable way to gather this evidence is by hiring an attorney to represent you. They will know the correct way to collect evidence and argue your case so that you are most likely to be awarded the full amount you deserve. Those who hire personal injury lawyers receive on average three times more compensation than those that do not retain legal counsel and attempt to settle a case alone.
The legal process can be complicated and stressful, so leave it to a professional to build you a case in which you can be confident. When you’re coping with the physical and financial stressors of your injuries, you deserve the dedicated attention of an experienced injury lawyer. When you hire a lawyer to manage your claim, you can spend valuable time focusing on your recovery while an attorney builds your case. Your injury lawyer will gather evidence and useful documents, establish the value of your claim, and represent you fiercely until you receive full and fair compensation.
After being in a truck accident, you are probably very overwhelmed. On top of having to worry about bills and your recovery, you probably have people giving you advice from every direction. It can be challenging to tell which personal injury attorney will be the best match for you and your family, especially when you make this decision under pressure.
Here at Chapman Injury Lawyers, we focus our efforts on helping injury victims across Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. While our support can’t undo the ordeal you’ve already been through, we aim to make your path forward as smooth as possible. When a serious injury threatens to derail your health, financial stability, and quality of life, we will stand with you and fight for justice.
We are proud to have many satisfied customers who appreciated our services so much that they went out of their way to recommend us to others. Our clients take special note of our firm’s founder, Neil Chapman, who thrives on helping people pick up the pieces after they suffer a tragedy in their lives. Attorney Chapman has degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of Notre Dame, and he will always be on your side. Over the years, he has helped many people through complicated truck accident cases, and he always ensures that his clients are satisfied throughout the trial.
Truck accidents can vary significantly in severity and compensation, and Chapman is willing to help you through these difficult situations, no matter what form they take. Our valued clients also appreciate how communicative we are. You deserve to know the status of your injury claim as it progresses. When you hire our lawyers, our team puts particular emphasis on keeping you in the loop. We know how important your case is to you, which is why we go above and beyond to show our clients that we genuinely have their best interests at heart.
Because of the overall large size of trucks and their large blind spots, the act of changing lanes can pose a threat to all surrounding drivers and passengers. The danger associated with trucks changing lanes is made worse by the sheer size and weight of commercial vehicles. Common causes of changing lane accidents involving cars include:
Overriding is a less common type of truck accident, but the results can be drastic. Overriding accidents occur when a truck is unable to stop quickly enough and runs over the back of a smaller passenger car.
Some of the most common causes of override accidents include:
Some of these issues are the driver’s fault, some are the trucking company’s fault for improperly maintaining their vehicles, and some are even the truck manufacturer or cargo loader’s mistake. When proving fault, you need a lawyer who understands how to investigate every party involved.
Serious injuries leave many truck accident victims with questions and uncertainty. We are here to help. The attorneys at Chapman Injury Lawyers are determined to make the legal process as simple and straightforward as possible. Read over some frequently asked questions and call us today at (812) 426-0600 for a free consultation with a member of our team.
Your attorney will help you determine, based on evidence, who the liable parties are. However, there are often multiple parties at fault. For example, the driver could be responsible for reckless driving or for failing to get regular vehicular maintenance. The driver’s employer could also be liable for failure to maintain parts of the vehicle. The truck manufacturer could be held at fault for parts of the truck being defective, such as the brakes, steering equipment, lights, and tires.
Because of the large size of trucks, accidents can be more complex. Additionally, trucking companies are often multi-state corporations with very skilled attorneys to defend them. These attorneys go to work immediately after an accident, sending you paperwork and offers, trying to get you to settle before you have even had time to react with legal action of your own. Don’t let these companies use their extensive resources to convince you to settle for less than you are owed. Let an experienced personal injury attorney help you through this process and advocate for what you deserve.
An attorney can discuss fees with you during your free consultation, which everyone has before we take them on as a client. The cost of hiring an attorney to defend you in your changing lane or underride accident case varies between cases. Factors that can affect legal fees include the difficulty of the case, such as how difficult it is to gather evidence and prove the extent of the damage and the changes it will cause in your life.
If you or a loved one were in a changing lane or underride accident, don’t let an insurance company get away with treating you as just a number. You are a person with a life, and a truck accident can impact your life in many ways in addition to medical bills and property damages. Make sure that everything you endured is repaid so that you can move on with your life. If you’d like to discuss your options moving forward, contact Chapman Injury Lawyers at (812) 426-0600 to set up a complimentary consultation.
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NEIL CHAPMAN, LAWYER
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