If you’ve sustained injuries in a truck accident, a truck accident lawyer can help you file a legal claim against the other party or parties involved.
Are you partially at fault? For example, you were driving down the road 10 mph above the set speed limit then a big rig from the opposite lane makes a sudden lane change without signaling. The sudden lane change caused you to lose control of your vehicle, and you crashed into a large boulder. You sustained severe injuries from the crash and decided to sue the truck driver and or the company. In this scenario, you are partially held liable. If you stayed within the set speed limit, you might not have had the accident.
All drivers have a legal duty to exercise caution and due care for personal safety purposes. You can still sue but in states that observe the comparative negligence concept, your contribution to the accident can affect the amount of compensation you receive for the damages.
Damages can include financial compensation for physical and emotional losses as a result of the accident. Damages also involve financial losses due to the injuries you sustained in the incident. Hence, you should receive compensation for loss of income and any loss of earning capacity.
Accident liability can get quite complicated. Consulting an experienced truck accident attorney can help you come up with the best legal strategy.