Getting hit by a large commercial truck such as an 18-wheeler can cause you to sustain serious and debilitating injuries—possibly even losing a limb. Suffering an amputation begins a long road to recovery and requires adjusting to a new way of life. Learning how to live without an arm or leg can cause a high level of physical pain and emotional suffering.

Having to deal with a personal injury claim while recovering as an amputee can be too much for anyone to handle. Seeking compensation for your injuries can be overwhelming and stressful. To make it easier on you, a Boise truck accident amputation lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates will work hard to secure full compensation for your damages and losses.


Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that the most common cause of truck collisions are driver error. However, examples of other factors can include a driver who loses control because of a defective truck part or poor road maintenance.

Common examples of truck driver error include all of the following:


More Than One Party Can Be Responsible

It’s important to be aware of the fact that multiple parties are typically involved in the daily operation of commercial trucks. Because many factors may have contributed to your accident, proving which parties were liable can be tricky. We will thoroughly examine every detail of the crash so that you can name them all in your claim.

It’s possible that any of the following parties may be at fault for your amputation:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • Cargo-loading company
  • Maintenance company
  • Truck or parts manufacturer


Compensation and Insurance Claims for Semi-Truck Crashes

Whether you lost an arm, leg, foot, or hand, your medical care related to the amputation will require a great deal of money for surgeries, prosthetics, and therapies. Getting the money you require to pay for your care is important for you and your family.

On your behalf, we will handle all the negotiations with insurers so that you don’t get taken advantage of. Our goal is to settle for full compensation so that your future needs can be taken care of.

Below are just a few damages that you might be able to claim:

  • All current and future medical costs
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional distress
  • Decreased enjoyment of life


Boise Truck Accident Limb Loss Lawyer

At Craig Swapp & Associates, we understand the difficulty you are facing after the loss of a limb. Our goal is to recover the maximum compensation possible. We offer free consultations for all new clients, and we represent you on a contingency basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless we secure compensation for you. Give us a call at 1-800-404-9000 or contact us through our online form below.