If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident you need an attorney who is experienced in truck accident claim cases. All to often truck accident result in serious injury or death.
A tractor-trailer can weigh 30 times as much as a car, which means when a collision occurs between the two, those traveling in the smaller vehicle are more likely to get hurt. Additionally, their injuries are more likely to be catastrophic.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, most traffic fatalities that result from large truck crashes are the occupants of passenger vehicles. Those who survive such wrecks might end up with life-changing disabilities or even permanent paralysis.
Fortunately, accident victims may not have to cover the costs associated with their injuries out of pocket. By filing a personal injury claim, they may be able to recover compensation for all damages from the liable parties.
If you were hurt in a collision with an 18-wheeler and want to file a claim against the trucker, motor carrier, or another negligent party, contact Gump & Faiella. Christian Faiella is a seasoned personal injury lawyer who has earned an AV Preeminent rating—the highest rating awarded—from the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating service; however, he is not the only reason to turn to our law firm for help.
Our entire legal team understands the physical, emotional, and financial toll a serious injury can have on your family. We will do everything in our power to help you attain the justice and compensation you deserve. Call 800-264-3455 to schedule a free case evaluation with a truck accident attorney in Missouri.
Read on to learn a few ways truck accident victims can strengthen their claims:
- By Photographing the Scene
Photographs of the wreckage can help accident reconstruction experts determine precisely what happened in the seconds leading up to the crash. Unless you sustained life-threatening injuries, stay and shoot the scene from all angles after police have arrived and secured the area.
- By Gathering Contact Information
Eyewitnesses may be able to provide valuable testimony that corroborates your own version of events. Potential witnesses include other motorists, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and nearby shopkeepers. Regardless of whether they stick around to give police a statement, get their names and contact information so your attorney can reach out to them when building your case.
- By Tracking All Expenses
You can only recover compensation for damages that you can prove, so track all expenses associated with treating your injuries. Save all medical records and relevant receipts, and consider starting a journal in which you write about non-economic damages such as pain and suffering on a daily basis.
Call 800-264-3455 to Speak with a Truck Accident Lawyer in Missouri
If you want to file a claim following a devastating wreck with an 18-wheeler, turn to a personal injury attorney at Gump & Faiella. Representing clients throughout Moberly, Columbia, and all of Missouri, we have recovered more than $250 million in successful settlements and verdicts.