When a truck crashes into you, it damages your body, your vehicle, and your financial stability. But a Bountiful truck crash attorney can get you the compensation you need to get back to your life.

Like it or not, semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are a presence on Bountiful roads. To get where you’re going, you often have to drive alongside them—and you might even become the victim of a truck accident.

When that happens, you’re more than likely going to need compensation to cover your injuries, property damage, lost time at work, and other damages. But you can bet that the trucking company will have a team of lawyers on hand to make sure your payment is as small as possible.

That’s why having your own Bountiful truck accident lawyer is crucial to getting the compensation you need.

What a Lawyer Will Do for You

When you hire a Bountiful truck crash attorney, he or she will immediately want to focus on several parts of your case to give you the best chance of filing a successful claim.

Your attorney will try to do the following:

1) Prove Negligence

Your attorney must prove that someone other than you was responsible for the truck crash that injured you. Otherwise, you cannot collect compensation. In a truck accident, this is more difficult to do because more than one party could be to blame. The driver, trucking company, and even the manufacturer could be at fault.

2) Gather Evidence

To prove negligence, a jury must be shown evidence clearly demonstrating fault. It takes time to gather the necessary evidence, so hiring a lawyer right away is wise.

3) Value Your Injury Claim

Your truck accident lawyer will assess your medical records, pay stubs, and other information to put a price on the losses tied to your truck accident injuries. This information will allow you to name all the right damages in your claim so you are fully and fairly compensated.

4) Negotiate on Your Behalf

The other party’s insurance company may reach out to you and try to settle. Have the insurer go through your lawyer. A truck accident attorney can handle all negotiations on your behalf and work to get you what you’re owed.

5) Represent You in Court

If the semi-truck driver or insurance company will not claim responsibility and make a fair offer, your best option may be to go to court. You will need a Bountiful truck collision lawyer to represent you to ensure that you have the best shot of recovering compensation.

How Your Claim Is Valued

When you meet with a Bountiful truck crash lawyer in our office, it is likely that one of your first questions will be how much your claim is worth. To find out, an attorney will look at how the semi-truck or 18-wheeler accident has affected you physically and financially. This determines your economic damages and may include the following:

  • Cost of medical care, including future medical expenses
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation expenses
  • Transportation expenses, including emergency transportation
  • Wages lost from taking time off to recover or to receive treatment
  • Caregiver expenses

Compensation can also be awarded for non-economic damages to acknowledge how being injured has negatively affected your quality of life. For example, if you cannot pick up your child or run marathons like you once did, you deserve to be compensated for that loss.

Schedule an Appointment

Being in an 18-wheeler accident is traumatic. The best way to receive compensation for it is to hire an attorney who has experience fighting for the rights of victims like you.

Call 1-800-404-9000 to speak with an experienced Bountiful truck accident lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates. You can also reach us by completing the online contact form at the bottom of this page.

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