Compensation Available to Semi-Truck Accident Victims
Truck accidents differ from other types of accidents in several ways that often make them much more challenging than others. First, semi-truck drivers often insure with smaller, less known liability carriers. Second, because of the size of tractor-trailers, collisions with semis often cause catastrophic and debilitating injuries. Lastly, truck carriers often utilize a team of attorneys to fight accident victims’ claims, which can be intimidating for unrepresented accident victims.
For a free consultation with a truck accident attorney in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, contact Merk & Gile today at 513-481-5678. We represent truck accident victims nationwide.
Evidence needed to prove truck collision
In order to win your claim and recover damages, you will need to be able to prove that the truck driver’s or company’s negligence is what caused your accident. Your attorney will need to send a preservation letter to the company as soon as possible to inform it that it needs to retain certain records as evidence. Some of the types of evidence that can help support your case include:
- The police report
- The truck driver’s log book
- Inspection and maintenance records
- The truck’s recording
- The truck driver’s cell phone records
- Photos of the crash scene and vehicle damage
- Eyewitness reports
- Testimony from accident experts
Your attorney can investigate the accident, determine which types of evidence hold the most promise for proving your case, and then help you go about collecting all the necessary information.
Nature of damages an injured person is entitled to
If you are successful in proving your case, you may be able to collect various damages related to your accident and injuries. You can recover damages for losses such as:
- Medical and rehabilitation bills
- Lost wages, lost capacity to work, loss of promotion
- Disability, disfigurement, scarring
- Emotional repercussions, e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder
- The effect of your injuries on your family, career, and overall sense of well-being
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
For help calculating the value of your claim, contact a truck accident attorney at Merk & Gile law in Cincinnati, Covington, and the surrounding areas.
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