Can You File Separate Compensation Claims After a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents are typically more damaging and expensive than auto accidents. That’s because semi-trucks outweigh even the biggest pickup trucks and SUVs by tens of thousands of pounds. There’s no question that most truck accident victims need substantial settlements to pay for their medical bills and lost wages, but many of those victims don’t know that they can file multiple compensation claims.
Every at-fault party that was responsible for an injury can be held liable for a victim’s expenses. And in the case of truck accidents, there are often multiple at-fault parties. For example, the truck driver can be held liable if they were driving under the influence. The truck company can be held liable if the truck was overloaded. And the truck owner can be held liable if the truck wasn’t properly maintained or repaired.
However, juggling multiple claims and proving negligence was a factor in all of them can be virtually impossible for victims to do on their own. One claim is difficult enough, especially when they’re dealing with serious injuries. That’s why it’s essential to contact an experienced Roanoke truck accident lawyer right away after your truck accident injury.
At Skolrood Law Firm, our lawyers can not only determine who was at fault—and there may be multiple parties—but we can collect evidence that proves they’re at fault. Then, we can negotiate with each party and their insurer individually to ensure you get every penny you’re owed. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’re ready to go to work for you.