Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents
In the aftermath of a truck accident, you and your family will likely have many questions. There are many parts at play in a truck accident. Trying to figure out whom to talk to, what insurance company should cover your injury and how to best prove negligence are all complicated, especially if you have not had to manage an insurance claim before.
Below are questions we get asked the most. Please know that every truck accident is unique and your questions may have nuanced answers. To get tailored answers to your questions, please call our office directly at (212) 425-0700.
Why Are Truck Accidents So Dangerous?
Truck accidents are devastating and result in extreme injuries. At their speed, weight and size, trucks behave like giant bullets in an accident. Truck accidents often cause:
- Major brain trauma, also called traumatic brain injury (TBI), including paralysis and severe memory loss
- Back injuries like severed or broken spinal columns
- Compound fractures and other wounds requiring surgery and amputation
Because truck accidents are frequently fatal or involve major medical injuries, make sure you have an attorney who knows how to get you all the care you need.
Are Truck Accident Suits More Complicated?
Truck accidents are more complicated than car and motorcycle accidents. They often involve many parties, like the trucking company, manufacturers, auto mechanics and others, who all have an interest in making sure that their liability is as low as possible. They can involve complicated legal and technical issues. Your claim may involve outside investigators and multiple legal teams examining your case. It may also include testimony from witnesses and experts in mechanics and accident reconstruction.
Do I Really Need An Attorney?
Yes. You do not have the time to learn all you will need to know about personal injury to advocate for yourself or a loved one. This is especially true since the injuries and impact of the accident are almost certainly more serious than anything you have experienced before. You need an attorney.
The lawyers at Kelner & Kelner have recovered more than $1 billion in damages for our clients. We can help you, too. Use our knowledge and more than 75 years of experience to help you find the best road to recovery.