Getting hurt in a car accident can lead to devastating injuries, especially if your car is struck by a truck. Large trucks and commercial vehicles weigh substantially more than passenger cars, meaning that collisions can result in significant force and impact.
If the truck driver or another party is found liable for your injuries, you may be able to recover compensation in a personal injury case that could cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
A Bloomington truck accident lawyer from the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. may be able to represent you in a personal injury lawsuit. Our firm is dedicated to personal injury cases, unlike discount law firms that may be jacks of all trades but masters of none.
Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation on your case at (317) 636-7777. A member of our team will be happy to discuss your Bloomington truck accident and what legal options you may have moving forward.
We may be able to take your case on a contingency-fee-basis where we do not charge you attorney fees unless and until you recover compensation at the end of your case.
Injuries in a Truck Accident
Collisions between trucks and cars may cause permanent or severe injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Herniated discs
- Severe lacerations
- Mobility impairments
- Chronic pain
- Internal bleeding
- And more
We recommend seeing a medical professional for a full evaluation as soon as possible after your accident, as certain symptoms could be subtle or delayed. A doctor can begin treatment for any injuries they diagnose.
In addition, a prompt evaluation could prove an important link in your medical record between the accident and your injuries.
We also recommend that you comply with all recommended treatments and attend all follow-up visits with your doctor. Documentation of your treatment can also demonstrate the validity and severity of your injuries in your truck accident case.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Bloomington, call 317-743-7971
Liability in Your Case
If a truck driver commits a negligent act and causes an accident, they may be liable for the resulting injuries. Truck accidents can be caused by negligence such as:
- Improper lane changes
- Failing to stop
- Failing to yield
- Improper turning
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- And more
In many cases, driver negligence can be established in a personal injury case with evidence that the responsible driver violated a traffic rule.
Indiana is a modified comparative negligence state. Per IC 34-51-2-5, if a jury finds you partially responsible for the accident, your compensation amount may be reduced by the percentage of the accident you are responsible for.
Accordingly, the responsible party’s insurance company may try to deny their liability or argue that their client is responsible for a smaller percentage of the accident than they are.
When the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. represents your case, we can gather evidence or driver liability to refute such denials. We can gather all available evidence and may be able to hire accident reconstruction experts to testify in your defense, if necessary.
To schedule a free consultation and discuss the details of your case, call the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. today at (317) 636-7777.
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Damages in a Truck Accident Case
Indiana may allow you to recover economic and non-economic damages in a successful personal injury lawsuit.
Economic damages are based on actual costs you paid or incurred because of the accident, meaning they can be proven with items like receipts and bank statements. It is important to keep all bills related to your accident. Making digital copies is a great way to ensure you have access to your documents in case your original copies are lost or misplaced.
Medical records can also help to prove the severity and extent of your injuries. If your injury is chronic, medical records can demonstrate how your symptoms impact your health.
If an injury prevented you from working, you may be able to recover lost wages. Statements from your employer and pay-stubs can establish how much income you lost as a result of your accident.
Non-economic damages compensate you for how your injuries may impact your future health and happiness. Severe injuries can cause disabling conditions, which can limit your ability to work and provide for your family.
Note that in some cases, Indiana may limit the amount of damages you can collect. For example, if your accident was with a truck that belonged to a local municipality or government agency, per IC 34-13-3-4, your compensation may be capped at $700,000.
A Bloomington Truck Accident Lawyer on Your Side
Getting hurt in a car accident can cause excessive medical bills, time off from work, and even disability.
Fortunately, you are not alone. When you hire the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., a Bloomington truck accident lawyer from our firm can handle the following tasks while you concentrate on your recovery:
- Answering your questions and providing legal advice
- Handling all communications with insurance companies on your behalf
- Identifying the liable party
- Collecting evidence in your defense and of your injuries
- Negotiating with the insurance companies for a settlement offer
- Filing a lawsuit and taking your case to court if they are not willing to make you a fair offer
Do not delay if you are considering legal action after a Bloomington truck accident. Per IC 34-11-2-4, Indiana imposes a two-year statute of limitations on most personal injury cases. In some cases, you could be required to act even sooner to preserve your right to collect compensation.
We can discuss what legal limits pertain to your case when you call the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation today at (317) 636-7777.