Experienced And Effective Representation For Truck Crash Victims
The streets, highways and tollways of northern Indiana are filled with large truck traffic, including semis and other large commercial vehicles. Sharing the road with these huge trucks makes many drivers nervous – and for good reason. Each year in the United States, more than 4,000 people are killed in truck crashes and many more suffer serious or catastrophic injuries.
If you’ve been harmed or lost someone you love in a truck crash, chances are good that the negligence of the truck driver and/or trucking company was to blame. The experienced attorneys at the Chester Law Office are ready to thoroughly investigate the crash, identify all at-fault parties and help you seek maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, funeral costs and other losses.
Dangers Are Not Limited To Semis
The most common type of truck in these crashes is the semi tractor-trailer. However, we can help you seek compensation for a crash involving any type of large commercial vehicle, including:
- Box trucks (often local delivery vehicles)
- Cement trucks, dump trucks and other construction equipment
- Logging trucks
- Tow trucks
We understand the varying legal strategies associated with each type of crash, and we are ready to represent you in any case involving a crash with a commercial vehicle.
Truck Crashes Often Lead To Catastrophic Injuries
Due to the size and weight differences between trucks and passenger vehicles, truck crashes are likely to result in catastrophic injuries. Common examples include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Cuts to the face and head
- Broken or crushed bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
- Burn injuries
It can take years and extensive medical treatment to recover from these injuries when recovery is even possible. If you’ve been in a truck crash, you’re likely facing unaffordable medical bills in addition to lost wages from time spent unable to work. Our attorneys will thoroughly and carefully calculate the costs and losses you’ve incurred and will aggressively advocate for full and fair compensation. If the trucking company and its insurer refuse to negotiate a reasonable settlement, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial.
Pursuing Justice For A Loved One Killed In A Truck Crash
In many cases, truck crashes prove fatal to at least one occupant of the smaller vehicle. As attorneys with more than 35 years of experience, we have seen just how devastating these outcomes are for families. We are honored when clients trust us to pursue justice in a wrongful death action.
In addition to compensation for medical bills and lost wages, we can also help you seek damages specifically related to your loved one’s death, including:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future income (if the victim was a family wage earner)
- Loss of love and companionship
- Pain and suffering
Indiana wrongful death laws place limits on who can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit based on their relationship with the victim. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our attorneys if you have any questions about your legal standing to sue on behalf of someone you love.
Discuss Your Legal Options In A Free Consultation
Based in Elkhart, Chester Law Office serves clients throughout northern Indiana. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a truck crash, contact our skilled and caring attorneys to discuss your legal options during a free initial consultation. To get started, call us at 574-584-3839 or fill out our online contact form.