What Happens When You’ve Been Injured by an 18-Wheeler

Being involved in a car accident is not something anyone wants, but they happen. High speed accidents, motorcycle accidents and accidents involving commercial semi-trucks can be the most dangerous and devastating. Here’s what you need to know if you are injured in an accident with a semi-truck.

Insurance Adjusters Are Experienced

Insurance adjusters are skilled in protecting the assets of the company they represent. It is their job to find an agreeable compromise, and they have the experience to do so, unlike the injured party on the other side. They often will offer a settlement that will sound good to you, but is in their best interest, before yours.

A consultation with a lawyer can help you determine if what you are being offered is sufficient for the scope of your injuries and loss, both physical and emotional.

Specialized Requirements Exist

Operators of 18-wheelers are required by law to have a specialized license, high levels of insurance, and follow specific regulations. Because of this, the accident includes more elements of liability than an accident with another passenger vehicle. It is important to speak to a personal injury lawyer about your case to determine your rights.

Greater Risk

Because of the shear size of semi-trucks, it is likely that damage, both to property and bodily injuries, are more significant than other accidents. Greater injuries and damages mean the need for greater compensation exists to adequately cover medical bills, loss of wages, property damages and more.

When you have been involved in an automobile accident with a semi-truck, it is more than just another vehicle collision – it requires the support of an experienced law team on your side to fight for your rights against a large insurance company.

How We Help

With over 35 years of experience, Simon Law Group would like to earn your trust as a local personal injury lawyer. We are here to support you in getting the money you need to take care of yourself (and/or your loved ones) after an accident. If you have any questions, would like to discuss your case, or are wondering what you could potentially expect from your personal injury claim settlement, feel free to contact us at (480)-745-2450 to schedule your free consultation.

And remember, experience matters!