A large truck accident can do so much damage. The negligence of a trucker, a trucking company, or another party can result in serious injuries or even death for innocent motorists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. A crash can leave you physically and emotionally hurt, unable to work, and with a lot of unanswered questions.
Our Iowa truck accidents lawyers are here to help you through this difficult time and to answer all of your questions. For the past fifty years, we have helped personal injury victims get their lives back on track after devastating truck crashes, and today we are here to help you. We have three conveniently located offices in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and the Quad Cities. We would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation at any office you choose, and to answer all of your questions about how to move forward after a truck accident injury.
You Are in Control of Your Recovery
It is easy to feel out of control after a crash. This is not what you wanted to happen, yet you couldn’t prevent the accident or your resulting injury.
The same is not true of your recovery. Now you are in control. The actions that you take will determine the path of your recovery.
You can start protecting your physical recovery by getting immediate medical attention and continuing your medical care with doctors whom you trust to provide you with an accurate diagnosis, successful treatment plan, and realistic prognosis.
At the same time, you can protect your legal recovery by understanding your options and the potential outcome of pursuing any of these options. Specifically, you have the right to:
- Do nothing and recover nothing.
- Settle your claim.
- Go to court to pursue a fair recovery.
Before you decide which option is right for you, our experienced truck accident lawyers can meet with you and explain the benefits and costs of each option so that you make an informed decision about how to proceed. We want you to feel comfortable with your decision and to take back control of your own future.
Why Truck Accidents Happen
Your truck crash injuries may have been caused by the negligence of a trucker, trucking company, truck manufacturer, or truck mechanic. You do not need to know what caused the truck wreck at the scene of the accident, but you will need to know what caused the crash if you decide to pursue a legal recovery. Some common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving.
- Drowsy driving.
- Drunk or drugged driving.
- Poor health of a trucker.
- Trucker blind spots.
- Truck maintenance issues.
- Unbalanced or unsecured cargo.
Any of these causes—or other negligent or intentional actions—can result in serious truck crashes.
Types of Truck Wrecks That Result in Truck Accident Cases
Not all truck accidents are the same. The type of truck accident that occurs depends on numerous factors such as the cause of the crash, the location of the crash, the size of both vehicles, and other details. Some common types of truck accidents that often result in injuries include:
- T-bone crashes.
- Rear-end accidents.
- Head-on collisions.
- Rollover accidents.
- Left-turn accidents.
- Jackknife wrecks.
- Accidents involving hazardous cargo.
- Accidents involving smaller box trucks or delivery trucks.
- Accidents involving government trucks.
Any of these types of truck crashes could result in a serious injury or fatality.
Injuries You Could Suffer in a Truck Crash
A truck accident injury can be life-changing or it can be fatal. The specific injury that you suffer must be diagnosed by a doctor. However, you should be aware of the following types of truck accident injuries:
- Brain injuries.
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Broken bones.
- Respiratory illnesses.
If you have suffered any of these injuries due to someone else’s negligence, or if your loved one has died in a truck wreck, then you may have the right to make a legal recovery.
What You May Recover in an Iowa Truck Accident Case
The value of your recovery is going to depend on many different factors such as your actual injury, the percentage of negligence attributed to the defendant(s), the quality of the evidence you present, and the persuasiveness of your arguments. Generally, you should fight to recover all of your past, current, and future:
- Medical expenses.
- Out-of-pocket costs.
- Lost income.
- Pain and suffering.
Once you agree to a settlement or a final court decision is made then you will be unable to recover future damages. Accordingly, it is important to fight for your full and fair recovery after you are hurt in a truck wreck.
Answers to Common Truck Accident Questions
You are in a new situation and you are facing a potentially complex recovery. You, naturally, have a lot of questions. You deserve to have each and every one of your questions answered as quickly as possible. Below are some of the most commonly asked truck accident questions we receive. Click on the following links to read our answers to questions such as:
- How will I know if I should hire a truck accident attorney?
- How long do I have to file a truck accident case in Iowa?
- Is a truck accident case different from a car accident case?
- What mistakes should I avoid after a truck accident?
- What should I do after if I’ve been hurt in a truck crash?
You probably have additional questions, and those questions also deserve answers. Our experienced truck accident lawyers are ready to answer all of your questions so that you can make the right decisions for your future.
Take Action Today to Protect Your Future
There are a lot of details to attend to after a truck crash, and they all matter to your recovery. It can be very difficult to make the right decisions and to take all of the necessary actions while you are recovering from a serious injury.
But it is important to take action quickly. The trucking company and its attorneys are busy preparing their defense and getting ready to try to minimize your recovery. If you fail to take action then your fair compensation may be compromised.
You don’t have to do this all alone, however. The burden does not need to be on your shoulders. Instead, you have the right to work with an experienced Iowa truck accident lawyer who can make sure that your rights and potential recovery are protected.
Simply contact us today via this website or by phone (1-800-800-5678) at any time. We are available 24 hours a day, every day, and we would be pleased to provide you with a free, no-obligation initial consultation and to help you get the full and fair recovery that you deserve after a truck accident.