Spokane Truck Accident Amputation Lawyer
If you have suffered the loss of a limb due to a commercial trucking accident, you deserve significant financial compensation. Limb loss is life-altering and results far more negative consequences than just medical bills and physical rehabilitation. Everything in your life will change, and a Spokane truck accident amputation lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you recover the compensation you need to begin picking up the pieces.
How Did the Semi-Truck Crash Happen?
Before filing a lawsuit, we need to know how your accident happened, who was involved, and who was responsible. It is necessary to prove that someone else was negligent and at-fault for the crash in order to collect compensation. In a semi-truck accident, this could be any of the following parties:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Truck manufacturer
- Maintenance company
- Cargo’s owner
- Entity responsible for road maintenance
Your Doctor Is a Valuable Resource
After receiving emergency care and surgery for the amputation, you will need to continue seeing a doctor to help you through the recovery and rehabilitation process. Your doctor will be a valuable resource during the case because he or she will provide an opinion on how long the rehabilitation process will take, what will be required, and what your long-term capabilities may be.
Keep up with your appointments and follow the prescribed course of treatment. If the insurance company is refusing to pay for any necessary procedures or therapy, we can negotiate to get them approved.
Find Out What Your Claim Is Worth
Your amputation may qualify you to receive economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. If you negotiate with the insurance company on your own, they will likely offer economic damages only, agreeing to pay for your medical bills to-date along with your lost wages. Put simply, this is not enough. You deserve much more.
Economic damages should include all accident-related expenses, including the expenses that you are likely to incur in the future. Otherwise, you could be paying for physical therapy or prosthetics out of pocket in the future.
You also deserve money for the pain and suffering your limb loss has caused. These non-economic damages are not related to a direct expense but instead compensate how your quality of life has been reduced.
Finally, if the other party was behaving recklessly, you might receive punitive damages to punish the at-fault party.
Contact a Spokane Truck Accident Limb Loss Lawyer
Filing a personal injury lawsuit against a truck driver or trucking company is complicated and requires the assistance of an experienced lawyer. Given the severity of an amputation, it is wise to have someone on your side that can get the most compensation possible to cover your losses.