FAQ About Truck Accidents
Answers from West Virginia truck accident lawyers you can trust
If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident, you probably have a lot of important questions. But knowing where you can find accurate information can often be a challenge. That's why we created this page dedicated to some of the most frequently asked questions about commercial truck accidents in West Virginia.
Our answers are based on our thorough understanding of the law and years of experience personally handling many complicated truck accidents. There's no substitute for real world experience. That's why we're eager to meet with you and discuss the details of your case. Contact our law firm immediately and find out how Klie Law Offices can help you.
What is your truck accident question?
- What are common causes of truck accidents?
- Should I call the police if I'm involved in a truck accident?
- What should I do if the truck driver denies causing my crash?
- Who investigates truck accidents in West Virginia?
- Should I talk to the truck driver's insurance company if they call?
- Should I accept a settlement offer for my truck accident?
- How much are truck accidents worth?
- What can I be compensated for after my truck accident?
- Should I file a lawsuit after my truck accident?
- Should I hire a lawyer if I'm involved in a truck accident in West Virginia
What are common causes of truck accidents?
Accidents involving commercial trucks (including tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, delivery trucks, dump trucks, tanker trucks and cement mixers) often occur in West Virginia for the following reasons:
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Impaired driving
Should I call the police if I'm involved in a truck accident?
Yes. Contact the police right away. Don't try to work things out on your own with the truck driver. Having an official police record of your accident can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case. You can learn more by reading our page focusing on what to do after a truck accident.
Who investigates truck accidents in West Virginia?
Depending on where your accident took place, local police officers or West Virginia State Police troopers will likely investigate your truck accident. But don't simply assume that they will take care of everything for you. Remember, their job is to determine how your accident occurred, not whether you're fairly compensated for your crash.
Should I talk to the truck driver's insurance company if they call?
No. Politely decline to answer any of their questions. Anything you say to them or put in writing about your accident could be used to reduce or deny your claim altogether. Simply tell the truck driver's insurance company that you have hired Klie Law Offices to handle your case and direct all their questions to us.
Should I accept a settlement offer for my truck accident?
Always be carefully before agreeing to accept any financial offer for an accident. What might seem like a fair settlement offer might not even come close to covering the true cost of your accident. And once you agree to accept to a settlement, you might forfeit your right to seek additional compensation in the future for your accident.
How much are truck accidents worth?
There's no set dollar amount for how much money your truck accident is worth. Some accidents are worth a few thousand dollars. Others can potentially be worth millions of dollars. That's why it always pays to talk to an attorney right away if you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident.
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What can I be compensated for after my truck accident?
There are many different things you can be potentially be compensated for after a truck accident involving yourself or a loved one. Some of the most common items people receive financial compensation for include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Physical therapy
- Home modifications (for permanent disabilities)
- Pain and suffering
- Lost future income
Should I file a lawsuit after my truck accident?
Perhaps. Sometimes, filing a lawsuit is the best way to try to obtain the full compensation you deserve for your truck accident. But it's not the only way. That's why it pays to discuss all your legal options with an experienced West Virginia truck accident attorney at Klie Law Offices.
Should I hire a lawyer if I'm involved in a truck accident in West Virginia?
We strongly recommend doing so. And we firmly believe we're the law firm you should choose. We have years of experience investigating truck accidents. As a result, we know what evidence to look for and how to transform that information into a rock, solid case. You can learn more about why you should hire a lawyer for your commercial truck accident by clicking on the link in this sentence. The bottom line: We will put your best interests first.