Yes, you can file a semi truck accident settlement. In the event that the truck driver or trucking organization was careless in causing the mishap, you are able to file a claim to receive the compensation you are entitled to for the damages caused by the accident.
Not only is the truck driver liable for your damages, but your attorney can go after other liable sources such as the drivers company, the company of the product being hauled, the semi trucks owner, the drivers employer and if the cause of the accident was due to product malfunction you are able to sue the manufacturer. Anybody involved and injured in a semi truck mishap is able to file a personal injury claim for any damages brought about by the accident. In the event that the truck driver or trucking company was careless in causing the mishap, you are entitled to recover the damages from the accident.
After being involved in a semi truck accident, there are steps you need to take to ensure you receive a fair settlement. Steps you should take to help you while filing a claim include:
- Documenting all of the truck drivers information such as name, company they work for and the insurance provider.
- Receive medical treatment and strictly follow all doctors orders without any gaps between treatment.
- Keep track of all expenses during recovery time including medical expenses, loss of income, property damage, estimated future medical expenses that will include ongoing treatment, and all other expenses. Document well so that you can solid proof of these expenses.
You should speak with a personal injury attorney with experience negotiating truck accident settlements. They’ll be able to provide you with proper guidance and allow you to receive the maximum amount of compensation for your truck accident injuries.