Truck accidents are among the most devastating types of auto accidents, as commercial trucks dwarf the size of more standard passenger vehicles. If you were recently involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you’re likely now seriously injured and are looking for a way to deal with those injuries. Continue reading and contact an experienced Arkansas truck accident lawyer from the Knapp Law Firm today to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Injured in an Accident With a Commercial Truck? Our Lawyer Can Help.

Often, those injured in truck accidents require competent assistance in getting compensated for their injuries. This is because, on top of having to satisfy the burden of proof, truck companies will often hire aggressive attorneys to represent them and to “disprove” your claim. That said, with a seasoned Fayetteville, Arkansas personal injury lawyer in your corner, you drastically improve your chances of winning the compensation you need to heal.

Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents in Arkansas

Commercial truck accidents have a wide range of potential causes. Just some of these causes are as follows:

  • Faulty truck parts
  • Negligent truck maintenance
  • Careless truck employers
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Failure to check blind spots/dangerous lane changes
  • Taking turns too quickly/sharply
  • Taking turns too wide
  • Traveling at excessive speeds

Proving Your Claim

To win compensation in a personal injury claim, you will have to prove that you were hurt due to no fault of your own. This isn’t always easy, but there are actions you can take, such as doing your best to document the scene of the accident. Some of the most valuable forms of evidence when it comes to truck accident claims are as follows:

  • Pictures of any damage to vehicles or property
  • “Black box” data, demonstrating the speed at which the truck was traveling at the time of the accident
  • Witness testimony
  • Medical documentation regarding your injuries
  • A copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident

Types of Compensation

As long as we win your claim, you should receive compensation to help you deal with the monetary and non-monetary damages you’ve sustained. Monetary damages involve the economic damages you’ve incurred due to your accident, such as the cost of medical treatment and the cost of lost wages. On the other hand, non-monetary damages deal with the pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life you’ve incurred as a result of your accident, among other things.

Contact a Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer Today

The bottom line is that if you were hurt in a commercial truck accident due to no fault of your own, our legal team is here to help. Contact a dedicated truck accident lawyer from the Knapp Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation with our personal injury law firm.