Truck accident claims are quite complex and the injuries sustained tend to be severe. Furthermore, most drivers and the company that owns the truck are usually from out of state. That is why it is very important to get an experienced truck accident attorney to handle your claim.
If you or a loved one were involved in a truck accident, Joe I.Zaid & Associates are here to help. We are experienced and passionate attorneys that have dealt with truck accident claims. We will give you the best representation so that you recover what you deserve.
A truck accident lawsuit typically involves multiple insurance companies, at-fault companies, and law enforcement agencies. So it is crucial that you have an attorney experienced in these complex cases to ensure that you get the best outcome.
We know that recovering compensation after a serious truck accident will allow you to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other bills. We are determined to fight for you and your family’s justice.
How We Deal With a Truck Accident Lawsuit
We offer a free consultation and we are available 24/7 to answer all of your concerns. Our team will gather all the information and facts about your case. We will contact the insurance companies, law enforcement, and the parties responsible to gather all the necessary information for your case while you focus on recovery.
We will discuss your options. Every case is unique so we want to make sure you get the best possible outcome and we will help you make informed decisions. We can then move forward and go to trial or any other legal proceedings.
To ensure that we are building the best case possible, we will obtain evidence that includes:
- Police accident report
- Event Data Recorders (EDR)
- Driver logbooks
- Physical evidence from the accident scene and the truck (photos, videos, etc.)
- Employee records
- Medical records
- Eyewitness testimonies
- Maintenance records
- Traffic camera evidence
Our attorneys will compose and file the injury demand letter to all the parties involved in the accident, attorneys, and insurance companies.
This demand letter will outline your physical, emotional, and financial requirements as well as compensatory damages.
These damages can include:
- Partial or full disability
- Medical bills
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Lost wages
- Inability to return to work
Once these demands are in place we can finally negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. If the insurance company cannot come to an agreement, we will fight in court to recover what you deserve.
Our attorneys have fought against major corporations and huge insurance companies all the way to court and have won. We know what it takes to get justice for our clients in these complex cases. Moreover, we only get paid if we win your case and you won’t pay out of pocket to cover your legal expenses.
First Party Liability
Truck accident victims must prove negligence by a preponderance of the evidence. Medical bills and the police accident report are also important evidence to build a case.
Any other additional evidence in these complex claims include:
Large truck Event Data Recorders (EDR) are like the black box flight recorders in commercial airplanes. The numbers in these recorders are crucial for a truck accident claim.
The federal government’s Safety Maintenence System (SMS) database is a multi-state driving record. SMS database reports are admissible in court.
Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) are important evidence for drowsy driver claims. This is one of the most common truck accident claims. Many truck drivers find a way to drive longer on the roads endangering themselves and others. ELD is a computer that is also attached to the truck’s drivetrain just like EDR.
Most truck accident claims are settled without the need of going to court. However, some truck accident claims will have to be resolved in court if the negotiation process fails. We are experienced attorneys that will fight for your justice in court. We will gather as much evidence as possible to maximize your settlement. The more proof you have the higher the settlement will be.
Employers are responsible for their employee’s negligence. Respondeat superior includes:
- Employee – unpaid volunteers, independent contractors, & owner-operators
- Scope of Employment – any act that benefits the employer in any way.
- Foreseeability – accidents are foreseeable (predictable) if they are possible.
Damages You Can Recover
Truck accident claims typically carry significant costs. The good news is that you can recover damages from the parties that caused the accident and your injuries.
We will seek all the available damages on your behalf. These damages might include:
- Medical bills
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Nursing care
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Property damage
- Reduced earning capacity
- Lost income and wages
Insurance companies are not looking out for your best interest and will do everything in their power to devalue your case as well as offer a very low settlement.
Joe has worked alongside a huge insurance company for over 10 years giving him the insight he needs to advocate for his clients.
Our attorneys have fought against huge insurance companies and have won. We will aggressively fight for you so that you recover what you deserve.
Were You Injured in a Truck Accident?
Are you struggling with your injuries and experiencing pain due to a truck accident? Or did a loved one die in a truck accident? Contact Joe I. Zaid & Associates at (281) 990-5200 or send us a message via our live chat for any concerns you may have on your case. You can also email us or fill out our free consultation form to discuss your legal rights and options today.
We are here to help and will start by evaluating your injuries and design a legal approach to demand the compensation you deserve. Give our law firm a call to arrange your free consultation and get started on your case.
Do not delay your case any longer, you only have a limited amount of time to recover any money to pay for all your damages so call now!