Accident Injury Lawyer
An accident injury lawyer Milwaukee, WI trusts from Hickey & Turim, SC knows that when you are suffering from injuries after an accident, it is time to reach out to an attorney you can trust. Many people have been in minor fender-benders. These do not always lead to needing an attorney or filing a personal injury claim. However, for more serious car accidents that involve property damage and injuries that are bigger than bruises, you will want the help of an attorney when you file your personal injury claim. Want to see what we can do to help you with your claim? Give our office a call.
What is the number one cause of accidents involving large trucks?
Driver fatigue is one of the biggest causes of truck accidents, and in a Harvard study they found about 25% of drivers have fallen asleep at the wheel. 50% of professional truckers stated that their awareness of this is true. Mandatory electronic logging devices have been mandatory in this field since 2017 and these devices are going to record journey and rest times and they are harder to manipulate than paper logs, which means that the FMCSA is a good way to track how often a trucker is stopping and resting and how long trips are. The electronic mandatory logs force trucking companies not to pressure the drivers to drive longer than they should be.
The rules on these electronic logging devices mean that if you’ve been involved in a truck accident with a semi-or any other regulated driver who has not followed the rules on their best times, then you are going to have clear grounds for claim in the truck log is going to prove this. If the driver or the owner of the truck or the company that runs the truck is broken, the rules of the vehicle do not meet the standards expected by the FMCSA. For safety, then they will get involved with your claim.
How are semi truck accidents different than normal car accidents?
You might have been involved in an accident with a semi-truck, it does not mean it’s the truckers fault. Sometimes truckers are the ones injured because of regular cars having drivers who do not drive following the laws of the road. If you want to cause the accident and you should not expect any compensation, especially not through a personal injury case. Though if you were a trucker working through a trucking company and you were in a company vehicle and you are on the clock then you may have a comp workers compensation case.
In some cases a truck driver was partly or mostly responsible for an accident but the other driver act in a way which contributed. And sometimes the person who is at fault is not the truck driver themselves with the company for overworking the driver, or breaking other roadway laws that pertain to large truck companies and their drivers. This may put you as suing the company, the insurance company, the trucker, the manufacturer of the truck or more depending on what is determined to have caused the accident that injured you.
You might be wondering if you will go to court if you file a lawsuit against the company that owns the truck. In some cases the answer is going to be no, it really depends on how good your lawyer is at building a strong case for you and whether or not the insurance company is willing to offer fair compensation. If the insurance company is not willing to offer fair compensation and you are going to have to go to court to get the fair settlement that you deserve.
Is there a typical settlement amount when it comes to pain and suffering for car accidents?
It is hard to say that there is a typical amount one could receive for pain and suffering because every personal injury claim is going to be different. For example, someone who has been in an extremely traumatic car accident where they lost a limb and lost a loved one will likely get a larger pain and suffering amount than someone who was in a minor car accident and suffered fewer injuries.
Will a pain and suffering settlement calculator give me an idea of how much I will get?
Our Milwaukee personal injury lawyer encourages you not to use these general calculators to tell you how much you may get because they are unable to take everything into consideration. When you are fighting with an insurance company about receiving pain and suffering damages, they will not be using these calculators to estimate what payment you deserve.
Is the only way to receive compensation after a car accident by sending a demand letter?
Not necessarily. While this can usually work in your favor by showing you are serious about getting the compensation you deserve, many insurance agents will typically reach out to you to get an idea of what you are expecting out of everything and see what the minimum payment is they can get away with. Working with your attorney to send a demand letter can help you come out strong.
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We understand you are going through a difficult time right now. If you are considering working with an attorney when filing your car accident claim, see what a Milwaukee, Wisconsin accident injury lawyer at Hickey & Turim, SC can do for you.