If you are involved in a large truck accident and are thinking of filing a lawsuit for damages, you probably have questions about the legal process. This article discusses some of the more commonly asked questions.
Do large truck accident lawsuits differ from car accident lawsuits?
While lawsuits for large truck accidents and car accidents are similar in that negligence must be proven, they do differ in terms of the criteria an attorney uses to determine if there are grounds for a lawsuit. Those criteria can include specific state and federal regulations, the number and type of previous claims brought against the truck company involved, the type of investigation that will need to be conducted, and the way the accident occurred. Because of the complex nature of large truck accidents, it is best to consult an attorney as soon as possible after your accident to determine if you should file a claim.
In addition to the truck driver, who else can be held responsible in a large truck accident?
Depending on the facts of your case, other parties may be liable for damages related to your accident, including the trucking company employing the driver. If the accident was the result of some type of vehicle defect, the truck's manufacturer may also be liable for damages.
What types of damages may I be entitled to?
If you were involved in an accident and the defendant was found to be negligent, you may be entitled to damages that include payment of your current and future medical bills, financial compensation for any loss of income and your ability to earn an income in the future, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. If your loved one was killed in an accident with a large truck, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for funeral costs, loss of support, and other damages.
For more information on filing a claim after a large trunk accident, contact the Kentucky personal injury lawyers at The Lohman Law Offices today to schedule a case review.