I-95 runs through the northern portion of Delaware, offering access to several large cities, including Philadelphia, New York City, and Baltimore. In addition, this highway is a popular trade avenue for semi-trucks. When these commercial trucks crash, they can cause serious multicar accidents.
Truck accident victims often suffer severe (even fatal) injuries. If you sustained injuries in a truck accident on I-95, you deserve a fair chance at compensation. Our Delaware I-95 truck accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can look into the specifics of your case and help you weigh your options.
What Should I Do After a Truck Accident?
You can take these steps after a truck accident to ensure your case runs smoothly:
- Seek immediate medical advice
- File a police report
- Exchange information with those involved in the accident
- Maintain as much evidence as possible
- Approach conversation with insurance adjusters with caution
- Consider hiring a truck accident lawyer
For legal consultation with a truck accident attorney in Delaware, call (410)777-8960
How Can a Truck Accident Lawyer Help Me?
A truck accident’s aftermath often leaves victims confused and in acute pain. In addition, you may face severe or debilitating injuries. However, worrying about the specifics of your case can impede your healing process.
At MD Accident Law, we aim to reduce this stress. While our legal services form the heart of our business, we also offer:
- Consistent communication: We provide a 24/7 helpline to our clients. Therefore, you can reach your attorney whenever you have questions.
- Peace of mind: Lawsuits and insurance settlements often become complicated. You’ll have to manage deadlines, negotiations, and lowball settlement offers. Instead, we can take these worries off your plate, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries and being with your family.
- Medical support: We have a range of medical providers in our network. Thus, we’ll recommend a provider and work with them to build evidence related to your case.
Are Truck Accident Lawyers Expensive?
Lawyers typically offer several payment plans, depending on their area of practice.
We prefer to keep our services accessible, so we offer clients a contingency fee payment plan. This setup means:
- You won’t pay us anything upfront
- We’ll only get paid if we help you win your case
- Our payment will come as a percentage of your final award
Our previous clients appreciate working with our team. Here’s what they’ve said about their experiences:
- “The professionalism and service I’ve received from Adam Smallow has exceeded my expectations. The issues that I’ve come across, Adam has been personally involved and took care of everything that I requested on the very same day.” – Joe B.
- “He is very fair with his pricing. He is also very honest, pleasant, and well-prepared with his cases. I highly recommend the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow.” – Connie H.
Delaware Truck Accident Attorney (410)777-8960
What Are the Damages in a Truck Accident Case?
Damages are at the core of truck accident cases. This legal term refers to specific categories of compensation.
Economic Damages in a Truck Accident Claim
Economic damages account for the financial losses you suffered from your case, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damages
- Reduced earning capacity
Delaware law does not limit recovery for these damages.
Noneconomic Damages in Truck Accident Cases
Determining noneconomic damages is less straightforward. They aim to compensate you for the emotional toll of your accident, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- The loss of a loved one
Delaware also does not place a limit on noneconomic damages.
How Much Compensation Could I Receive?
This question is tricky to answer. We calculate a case’s worth by totaling the damages you’ve suffered. The medical bills you incurred from your track accident injuries make up a sizable portion of these damages. Common truck accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Skeletal injuries
The valuation of your case will largely depend on the severity of your injuries. For example, a broken leg that heals in several weeks will differ from a back injury that takes months of rehabilitation to reach maximum improvement.
We will help you assign a fair value to your damages. Knowing the fair value of your case can protect you from unfair insurance practices and low settlement offers.
Who Can You Sue in a Truck Accident Case?
Liability for a truck accident also differs on a case-by-case basis. These are a few possible liable parties in a truck accident case:
- The truck driver: Truck drivers operate massive vehicles. If they ignore traffic laws or otherwise behave negligently, they put other drivers at risk. Thus, you could hold a negligent truck driver liable for your accident.
- A trucking company: You can also hold trucking companies liable for the negligence of their employees (e.g., if a truck driver drove drunk). However, they also could be responsible for improperly loading a truck or forcing their drivers to violate federal mandatory rest requirements.
- A truck part manufacturer: Truck brake failures or other equipment breakdowns can cause accidents. If a defective part or component led to your crash, you could bring legal action against a negligent manufacturer.
How to Establish Fault in a Truck Accident Case
First, we’ll review the evidence, which could include:
- Electronic onboard recorder (EOBR) data, which will contain crash information
- Police reports
- Traffic camera footage
- Eyewitness statements
We understand the importance of evidence in truck accident cases. That’s because Delaware is a comparative fault state. Thus, if the evidence shows that you were over 50% responsible for your accident, you cannot receive compensation.
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The Clock Is Always Ticking After a Truck Accident
The Delaware personal injury statute of limitations (Del. Code tit. 10 § 8119) gives you two years to file a truck accident lawsuit.
Lawsuits are typically your final option for recovering compensation. For the most part, they only occur if insurance negotiations fail to yield a fair settlement. However, you don’t want to miss your chance to file a lawsuit. Without this opportunity, you’ll lose your best bargaining chip in settlement negotiations.
Our Delaware I-95 truck accident lawyer will make sure you meet your deadlines.
Our Truck Accident Lawyer is Ready to Support You
The team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow is eager to represent Delaware truck accident victims as they fight for fair compensation to offset the impact the wreck had on your family’s financial situation.
We provide free case evaluations to our clients. So, call our offices today to get started on your case.