If you are a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, then you should consult with an experienced Wisconsin truck accident lawyer to get an answer to your question. In many cases, the answer will be yes, you can file a lawsuit if you were hit by a truck while walking down the street.
Can You Prove Someone Else Caused the Truck Crash?
Before you can recover damages in a truck accident case, you need to prove that someone else caused the crash. For example, you need to prove that the trucker’s or trucking company’s negligence caused the truck to hit you while you were walking down the street. More specifically, you must convince the insurance company or the court that:
- The defendant that you name owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached the duty of care by failing to act as a reasonable person would in a similar situation
- The defendant’s breach of the duty of care caused your accident injuries
- You have a legal right to recover damages
It’s Up to You to Protect Your Truck Accident Recovery
The trucking company and its insurer do not want to pay your damages. However, our Wisconsin truck accident injury lawyers want you to make a fair recovery for any injury that you suffer because of someone else’s negligence. We know how to negotiate effectively with insurance companies, and we won’t hesitate to go to court to get you the recovery that you deserve.
Our lawyers will fight for your recovery of past and future healthcare expenses, lost income, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other damages.
Take the first step in protecting your recovery by scheduling a free consultation in any of our Wisconsin offices, by phone, or by video conference. We will consider every aspect of your case and give you an honest case evaluation so that you can decide what you want to do next. Call us or complete our contact form to have us contact you today.