Truck Accident

Trucks are among the biggest vehicles on the road. When they crash into your vehicle, they can cause significant damages. If you’ve been hurt, talk to a truck accident lawyer in Wyoming. 

The damages in a truck accident are often life-changing. You or a loved one could suffer injuries up to and including death. Other serious injuries can change your life forever—to say nothing of their impact on you or your family’s finances. 

Fortunately, you may still have options to improve your situation. One of these includes filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. 

Find out more about the compensation that could be available to you and your family. Contact a Wyoming truck accident lawyer now for a free consultation. 

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Because of the prevalence of truck accidents, regulations at the state level in Wyoming and the national level are in place to keep truck drivers within their limits and encourage best practices behind the wheel. 

Despite this, accidents still occur. Drivers experience a great deal of pressure to make deliveries on time, which could lead to them rushing or making mistakes they wouldn’t otherwise make. 

Although inexhaustive, a list of some of the most frequent causes of commercial vehicle accidents could include:

  • Unrealistic schedules placed on drivers
  • Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
  • Speeding
  • Drowsy driving
  • Drinking and driving
  • Inadequate training of drivers
  • Lackluster vehicle maintenance 
  • Improperly loaded cargo that shifts while driving

When you file a claim, the burden is on you to prove that absent the negligence of the other party, you wouldn’t have suffered your injuries. Even in cut-and-dry cases of careless truck driving, this can be harder to achieve than it sounds. 

Trucking companies and the insurance companies that represent them have an army of lawyers and insurance adjusters behind them who may work to systematically devalue your claim. 

Although this is challenging, you don’t have to go it alone—your truck accident lawyer with Craig Swapp & Associates can help you present the strongest case for compensation possible given the facts in your case. Contact us for more information. 

Compensation in a Truck Accident Claim

Both economic and non-economic damages can make up the bulk of your truck accident compensation. 

Economic damages refer to specific financial losses that you endure in a truck accident. One example of these is your medical bills, which are bound to be high even if you have good insurance. 

Some example of the types of medical compensation you can receive include money for:

  • Ambulance fees
  • Emergency room costs
  • Rx costs
  • Costs of surgery, physical therapy, and specialized treatment

In addition, you may also be saddled with significant emotional trauma that should also be fairly compensated in your truck accident settlement. Some examples of these damages, also called non-economic damages, include: 

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Reduction in quality of life
  • Loss of spousal consortium or companionship
  • And many others

If you’re unsure about all the possible damages you could receive in a settlement, don’t take the insurance company’s word for it—contact an experienced lawyer from our firm for a free consultation. 

Injured? Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer in Wyoming Right Away

Have you been hurt in an accident? A Wyoming truck accident lawyer with Craig Swapp & Associates wants to help you recover a full settlement for your injuries and damages. 

Call 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the form below to schedule your free consultation and learn more.