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A truck accident can be devastating, leaving you with serious injuries, costly medical bills, an inability to work and even the loss of a loved one. Truck accidents are often more serious than car versus car crashes due to the size differential between the involved vehicles. This type of case can also be more complex if one of the vehicles is an 18-wheeler or another large commercial vehicle that’s operated by an employee of a business rather than a private citizen.
If you’re thinking about filing a truck accident lawsuit in an attempt to recoup some of your losses, you need an experienced personal injury firm that can work hard to protect you and your interests, striving to get you the funds you need to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering and beyond.
The Evansville, Indiana personal injury lawyers of Tuley Law Office are now available to represent you and your case. Founded by Attorney Daniel Tuley, we offer over 30 years of experience and have worked with truck accident victims throughout the region.
If you’ve been injured, you must take action soon because the law places a limit on the timeframe for filing a personal injury claim. Contact the truck accident attorneys of Tuley Law Office for a no-cost consultation session by calling (812) 434-1936.
Answers to Common Questions About Truck Accident Lawsuits in Indiana
Each state has its own rules concerning personal injury lawsuits, including cases for truck accidents, so many are unfamiliar with the process, leaving them uncertain about how to proceed. The legal team at Tuley Law Office receive lots of questions on this type of personal injury case, including the following.
How Are Truck Accident Lawsuits Different from Other Car Accident Claims?
Truck accident claims are unique from some other types of claims due to the often severe nature of the injuries that can result from a collision involving a large truck versus a car, motorcycle or even a pedestrian. The large size differential between the vehicles is often to blame for the more severe nature of the injuries in these crashes.
Another added element of complexity surrounds the fact that large commercial trucks, including those that require an operator with a commercial driver’s license, are subject to some unique regulations, which if violated, can contribute to a collision. This can result in a more challenging case; one that requires an Indiana personal injury lawyer who’s experienced in dealing with this type of case.
Is Indiana a Fault or No-Fault State?
Indiana is considered a “fault” state in terms of how it handles car accident insurance claims.
A “no-fault state” would be one where a driver would turn to their own insurance company for compensation for medical bills and some other expenses following an accident (up to a certain compensation amount), before turning to the other party’s insurance.
In the case of a “fault” state like Indiana, an injured driver must pursue the at-fault driver’s insurance company for compensation for medical expenses, property damage, and other expenses.
What is Comparative Fault?
Indiana uses a comparative fault system to determine who is at fault for an accident, which is one reason why it’s so important to turn to a personal injury lawyer to help with your truck accident.
With comparative fault, a percentage of fault is assigned to the involved parties and this percentage of fault will impact how much can be recovered. For instance, if a plaintiff (the person initiating the lawsuit) is found to be 20% at-fault, then a $100,000 award would be reduced by 20% to $80,000.
Things can get more complex if the plaintiff is found to hold more than 50% of the fault. Generally, in Indiana truck accident lawsuits, if the plaintiff is found to hold more than 50% of the fault, then they would hold a majority of blame for the crash. As such, they are generally ineligible to recover compensation in court.
What Type of Compensation Can I Get If I File a Truck Accident Lawsuit?
If you opt to file a truck accident lawsuit, you may be eligible to receive compensation for a variety of different losses, including:
your related medical expenses and hospital bills;
lost wages and future wages that cannot be earned due to an injury or fatality;
loss of companionship;
pain and suffering;
physical therapy and rehabilitation expenses;
expenses associated with a personal care attendant or similar services that are required as a direct result of your injuries.
Each case is unique to some degree, so your attorney can work with you to help you understand what damages may apply to your precise circumstances.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?
The truck accident lawyers of Tuley Law Office typically take these cases on a contingency basis, so instead of an up-front fee, the attorney’s fee is usually paid from a percentage of the funds that are recovered from the jury award or settlement. The exact percentage will vary according to factors such as whether the case was settled out of court or went to trial.
In many cases, it’s standard to request the defendant to pay your legal fees as part of a settlement or jury award.
Trust an Experienced Evansville Truck Accident Attorney for Your Lawsuit
The attorneys of Tuley Law Office are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve following your truck accident, including money for medical bills, physical therapy, lost wages, pain and suffering and beyond.
You must take action promptly because the law limits the amount of time you have to take action. Contact us at Tuley Law Office for a confidential, no-cost case consultation session by calling (812) 434-1936.