Whether the trucker, the cargo team, or someone else was at fault for the freight that came loose and caused your crash, you can seek financial damages to cover your losses. Find out how to handle your claim by contacting a Salt Lake City lost load truck accident lawyer.

When a semi-truck loses their load, it can create an incredibly dangerous situation where other vehicles on the highway have cargo and freight dropped directly into their path. If you were hurt in a commercial truck accident due to this situation, it is critical that you speak with a Salt Lake City lost load truck accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates as quickly as possible.

Since a semi-truck losing their load can lead to a multiple-car accident, it is even more important to speak with an attorney. An investigation will need to take place to unravel who initially caused the accident and what level of responsibility each driver had in the accident that followed. Evidence can fade over time, so it’s urgent to get started as soon as possible.


Watch Out for the Other Insurance Company

It is important to note that the other party’s insurance company is not on your side. Their objective is to limit how much money you receive so that they can keep their profit margins high. While they will probably contact you to ask questions, it is within your interests to simply direct them to our office instead. This ensures that you do not say anything that could be used against you in court later.


Knowing Who Was at Fault for Loose Cargo

Truck accident lawsuits are more complicated than claims against drivers of passenger cars. This is because we need to determine if the driver was self-employed, a contractor, or working for a specific company. The answer to this question will determine who is named in your lawsuit and if more than one party is to blame for the 18-wheeler’s lost freight that caused the wreck.

Suing the correct party and proving their negligence is critical to receiving financial compensation. Otherwise, you might not receive anything for your injuries, which is why you need a lawyer on your side.


Make Sure You Get Full Compensation

The other party’s insurance company may make an initial settlement offer. It is important to avoid accepting anything until you are confident in what your claim is actually worth. Once you have accepted a settlement offer and signed off on it, you cannot go back and try to get more money. If your medical bills skyrocket or you continue to suffer a disability, you will have no further recourse and have to pay everything extra out of pocket.

This makes it incredibly important to work with an attorney who can determine what the true value of your claim is and help you to get as much money as possible. You could receive compensation for any of the following that apply to your claim:

  • Lost wages and reduced earning potential
  • Emergency and ongoing medical care
  • Medication and medical equipment
  • Transportation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment or quality of life
  • All other accident-related expenses and losses

Your Salt Lake City lost load truck accident lawyer will work with your doctor to determine if you will recover and what your future medical needs and capabilities will look like. This will help us calculate the true value of your claim by including future damages.


Dealing with Emotional Trauma After a Lost Load Wreck

Getting injured because a semi-truck lost their load can be emotionally traumatic and lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). With no way of knowing if it will happen again, many drivers become fearful of being near a semi and some are unable to get behind the wheel for months or even years.

If you have developed PTSD, you are not alone and can receive additional compensation to pay for its impact on your life and the treatment you need.

Consult an SLC Truck Accident Lawyer

You have already suffered enough from your commercial truck accident. Don’t suffer financially and legally, as well. The truck accident lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates can help. Schedule an appointment by using the form below or by calling 1-800-404-9000 and start the process of filing your lawsuit today.