Malden Truck Accident Lawyer
If a commercial trucking crash has left you dealing with serious injuries, a Malden 18-wheeler crash attorney can help you recover the financial compensation your recovery requires.
If you were involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler or semi-truck, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed. Not only do you have to manage bills from medical care and vehicle damage, but you also have to deal with a trucking company who’s likely trying to avoid financial liability for the accident.
To make the personal injury claims process easier, talk to a Malden truck accident lawyer from Joel H. Schwartz, PC. We understand that legal proceedings can be confusing, and we can make the process as smooth as possible while helping you recover full compensation for your injuries and losses.
Your Truck Crash Injury Will Affect Your Compensation
The injuries that occur in a commercial trucking accident are often severe. Because semi-trucks are so much bigger and heavier than the average car, the occupants of passenger vehicles rarely come out unscathed in these crashes.
The medical treatment you’ll need to make a recovery won’t be inexpensive, nor is it easy to know how much compensation to demand. The expected length of your recovery, what medical care you’ll require, and how your quality of life will be impacted are just a few considerations that your compensation needs to account for.
These are just a few of the injury types that we’ve helped 18-wheeler accident victims recover compensation for:
- Broken bones
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord and neck injuries
- Severe burns
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
Determining Who’s Responsible for the Accident
Unlike the average car crash, collisions involving commercial trucks are more complicated when it comes to identifying the liable party. In the average crash, compensation is often sought from the other driver involved in the collision.
However, in accidents that involve an 18-wheeler, there are multiple parties that will need to be considered when determining who to name in your injury claim:
- The truck’s driver
- The driver’s employer
- The driver’s company or the owner of the truck
- The owner of the cargo, especially if it was hazardous
- The manufacturer of any defective parts or tires on the truck
In particular, it’s often difficult to know if you should seek compensation from the trucker or the trucking company. This often depends upon the relationship between the two, such as whether the trucker was an independent contractor or an actual employee.
Connect with a Malden 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney
After you’ve been injured in an accident with a semi-truck, the last thing you should have to worry about is the challenge that comes with seeking financial compensation. Joel H. Schwartz, PC knows personal injury law and can get you the full compensation you deserve.
Contact a Malden truck accident lawyer from our firm today to discuss your injuries and find out how best to handle your claim. Schedule a free consultation through the contact form below or give our office a call directly at 1-800-660-2270.