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McPherson Truck Accident Lawyer

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Semis, commercial vehicles, tractor-trailers, and 18-wheelers travel across our roads daily. Getting into an accident with one can be a harrowing experience. Handling the legal repercussions can be a daunting task full of challenges. These cases usually require a deeper degree of investigation and negotiation. There are several complexities, including multiple at-fault parties and insurance companies. You may also suffer extensive injuries that alter your life. You must speak to a McPherson truck accident lawyer from Pyle Law if you have been in a truck accident.

Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Truck Accident Claim

Pyle Law is here for you through every step. We will analyze all aspects of your claim and injuries. Our McPherson truck accident lawyer wants to understand what happened and who is responsible. We will review log books, accident reports, computer information, and other evidence. Additionally, looking at your injuries and determining how they impact your life is essential. We will leave no stone unturned to get you the recovery you need.

Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

The aftermath of a semi-truck collision is chaotic and confusing. It can all seem like a blur. The actions you take at the scene will make an enormous impact on your settlement. You should take the following steps after a truck accident if you can:

  • Call emergency services: Once you check on yourself and your passengers, you must contact the authorities. The police will document the scene and file a report. They will also handle the traffic so no subsequent accidents occur, record witness accounts, and issue relevant tickets. The police can also ensure that everyone gets medical attention. Their crash report will be essential to your case later. Do not skip this step.
  • Document the crash: The police will play a crucial role in collecting evidence. However, you should not rely solely on them. You can also document the crash from your point of view. The more documentation you have about the collision, the stronger you can build your case. Additionally, if the police got something wrong, your evidence can dispute any discrepancies. Pictures are the most vital documentation you can gather.
  • Get medical attention: Medical staff may arrive at the scene and whisk you away for emergency care. Other times, you might not feel anything until later. When you begin to feel symptoms, you should see a doctor to document your injuries. The doctor’s reports can demonstrate the injuries you suffer from the collision. The insurance company may try to discredit your claim without these documents.
  • File an insurance claim: When you can, you should call the insurance company to report your accident and begin a claim. Insurance companies have different requirements for filing. Often, you will have to file a claim before you can fix your car or get medical treatment. The insurer will likely try to pay you the least amount possible for your claim.
  • Speak to a McPherson truck accident attorney: It is easy to get overwhelmed by the insurance process and handling your medical treatments. However, you do not have to take this on alone. You should schedule an initial consultation with our McPherson truck accident lawyer.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are more common than you think in McPherson. So many vehicles are sharing the road that it can be challenging for anyone to maneuver. All drivers must be alert and respect each other to prevent accidents from happening. Sadly, that does not always occur. Truck drivers must be trained and aware of their surroundings. Sometimes, truck companies put pressure on employees to make deliveries on time.

Pyle Law has decades of experience handling truck accident cases. With so many cases under our belt, we have uncovered some of the most common causes of truck accidents to be:

  • Speeding
  • Driver fatigue
  • Distractions
  • Reactions to inclement weather
  • Overloading the truck
  • Manufacturer defect
  • Reckless driving
  • Using drugs or alcohol while driving
  • Inadequate training
  • Defective tire or brakes

This is not a complete list, but as you can see, many of these are due to driver error. Truck accidents are relatively preventable if drivers pay attention and follow the law. Since semi trucks are so large, it is not uncommon to see multiple factors contributing to a collision. Your McPherson truck accident lawyer must investigate and find all causes of these crashes.

Potential Damages You Can Recover

Damages will vary in every case. Some key factors can significantly impact your recovery amount. These factors include:

  • Loss of life
  • Amount of property damage
  • The severity of your injuries
  • The potential recovery time

You can pursue economic and noneconomic damages to cover your accident losses. It is common for truck accidents to cause life-altering consequences. Sometimes, monetary recovery cannot make you whole, but it can help you on the road to recovery.

Economic Damages

These are measurable losses you suffer. They often have documentation like an invoice, bill, or receipt. These damages often include:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills now and in the future
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Repairs or replacements for property damage
  • Home or vehicle modifications

Noneconomic Damages

These losses are subjective and challenging to calculate. They do not have a bill, invoice, or receipt. While they are not easily quantifiable, they are essential to your recovery. These damages often cover:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Depression
  • Pain and suffering
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of companionship
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Your losses may be immense after a truck crash. Some losses are insurmountable, and you may never recover from them. Collecting monetary payment is a form of justice for these losses. Often, they help victims heal and close this chapter of their life.

Multiple Liable Parties

The most significant complication in truck accident cases is finding liable parties. There could be multiple parties responsible for causing the crash. Some of the potential at-fault parties include:

  • Trucking company: The trucking company can fail in several ways, most regarding the training and scheduling of their drivers. The two most common are putting inadequately trained drivers on the road or pushing drivers to meet unrealistic deadlines, forcing them to work longer hours.
  • Cargo loaders: Improper loading of cargo can cause tipping and unbalanced weight.
  • Truck mechanics: All commercial trucks must undergo regular testing and inspections. Failure to complete these tests can cause a mechanical issue that leads to an accident.
  • Vehicle manufacturer: Sometimes, the truck was defective from the start. The design was off, leading to complications on the road and causing an accident. Vehicle manufacturers can be held liable in these cases.
  • Trailer owner: Sometimes, the trucking company does not own the trailer, but someone else does. The owner could be responsible for a collision if the trailer had any defect or was poorly maintained.

Sometimes, the negligent party is another motorist who causes the trucker to crash into you. That can further complicate your injury claim. You must speak to a McPherson truck accident lawyer. We can identify the liable parties and their insurance companies. Then, we can get to work, holding them financially responsible for your losses.

Contact a McPherson Truck Accident Lawyer

Pyle Law is standing by to help truck accident victims get justice for their losses. If you are someone you love who has been injured in a semi-truck accident, you need legal assistance. Talk to our McPherson truck accident lawyer during an initial consultation. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by attorney E. Thomas Pyle who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a practicing personal injury trial attorney.