Your Winston-Salem Truck Accident Lawyers
Commercial trucks play a valuable role in our economy, but unfortunately, truck accidents are often significantly more devastating than passenger car accidents due to their sheer size and weight. In many cases, truck accidents involve severe injuries, property damage, or even death.
If you were injured in a truck accident, it’s important to get help to navigate your claim. At Lewis & Keller, our attorneys understand what you’re going through as well as the complexities of truck accident injury law, so we can seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Let our Winston-Salem truck accident lawyers take on the burden of legally seeking the settlement you’re entitled to so you can move forward. Contact us today for your free case review!
Hurt in the middle of the night? Don’t wait to call our office. A real person is available 24/7 and will answer your call.
Our team of attorneys have years and years of experience fighting insurance companies and have successfully handled thousands of cases.
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Working on a contingency-fee basis allows our clients to retain our services without worrying about hourly legal fees. You won’t owe us a penny unless we win!
We Understand What You’re Going Through
Truck accidents can be traumatic and stressful. You may be in the hospital, dealing with the pain of your injuries, and worried about how you will pay your bills and support your family all while you’re recovering. On top of this, you have to figure out the claims process to seek compensation for your injuries, only adding to your stress.
Our attorneys at Lewis & Keller understand how devastating this situation can be, and we’re here to help. We make it easy for you to seek the compensation you deserve for your losses. All you have to do is contact us and share your story. If you have a case, we’ll be champions for you and take on the burden of legally pursuing a settlement for you so you can focus on moving forward.
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Do I Have a Case?
Truck accidents have a number of causes and possible at-fault parties, but compensable truck accident cases involve carelessness or recklessness on the part of a driver, trucking company, or another party.
Common Types of Compensable Truck Accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Tire blowouts
- Blindspot accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Underride accidents
- Jackknife accidents
Are You Within the Legal Time Limit?
The statute of limitations is the time limit during which you can file a lawsuit. In North Carolina, the statute of limitations on truck accidents is three years from the date of the accident. In other words, if you were injured in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, you have three years from the date of the collision to file a lawsuit for the compensation you deserve. If you miss this window of time, you may be unable to recover any compensation at all. However, there are exceptions to this law based on your unique circumstances, so it’s important to discuss your case with an experienced Winston-Salem truck accident lawyer to ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines.
Were You Injured in a Truck Accident?
Our team at Lewis & Keller wants to hear your story. If you have a case, we’ll get to work to seek the compensation you’re entitled to recover.
What Compensation Can I Receive?
Truck accidents typically involve more serious injuries and damage than accidents involving passenger cars. If you were injured in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve compensation for all your injuries and expenses, such as:
- Medical expenses: Including surgeries, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, mobility equipment, and more.
- Loss of wages: If your injury caused you to miss work or you’re not able to work the same job in the future.
- Pain and suffering: If you experienced extreme emotional distress or a loss of enjoyment of life.
Our Results Speak For themselves
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Settlement For Female Plaintiff
Workers’ Compensation Settlement
If you were hurt in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your losses. However, if you’re claiming that the accident was someone else’s fault, you have to be ready to prove it. In order to have a successful claim, you will have to demonstrate that the other party was negligent in his/her actions.
To prove negligence, you must:
- Prove that the other party owed a duty of care.
- Prove that the other party breached that duty of care by acting in a way that showed a wanton disregard for the safety of another person/property.
- Prove your accident was a direct result of the other party’s negligent behavior.
- Prove your injuries were a direct result of the accident.
Without an experienced attorney on your side, it can be difficult to determine liability. Call us today and we’ll walk you through every step of this important legal process.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
Truck accidents are more complicated than passenger car accidents. Your truck accident may involve multiple at-fault parties and insurance companies, so you’ll have to navigate an incredibly complex claims process while dealing with your injuries. Taking on your case by yourself could leave you with less compensation than you deserve, which is why you should have an experienced lawyer on your side.
Our team of attorneys at Lewis & Keller have been helping injured people in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and surrounding areas in North Carolina get the money they need for their truck accident expenses for years. We can gather the evidence needed for your case, negotiate with the insurance companies, and seek the compensation you didn’t even know you deserved on your behalf so you can focus on recovering.
What Comes Next?
Free Case Review
Contact us today for your free case review. We have years of experience handling truck accident cases and are here to listen to your story. If it’s determined we can assist with your unique circumstances, we’ll take care of everything from there.
Your attorney will compile all the evidence needed to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. The compilation of evidence may include witness statements, trucking company documentation, photos of the accident scene, accident reconstruction and more.
Getting into an accident with a semi-truck means you’ll be dealing with powerful insurance companies and their skilled legal teams. Your lawyer will be your loyal advocate and expertly negotiate with all the at-fault parties’ insurance companies to reach the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries and pain and suffering.
Truck accident cases are typically settled out of court, but on the rare occasion, we may need to go to court to seek the full amount of compensation you deserve. Let us put you at ease; your attorney will handle everything on your behalf and advocate for you and the full settlement you’re entitled to recover while you focus on recovering.
If the insurance company makes an offer, your attorney will go over all your options with you. If you accept, we’ll get you your check as soon as possible.
Do You Need Help Getting Compensation After a Truck Accident?
Big truck accidents cause big injuries and big losses, but our team is here to be champions for you and get you the compensation you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need a Truck Accident Attorney?
Having the right attorney on your side and one that is well-versed in handling truck accident cases can dramatically impact your case’s outcome. At Lewis & Keller, we have an experienced team of attorneys who understand the laws surrounding accidents, so we understand the full scope of your accident and can seek the full compensation you deserve.
What Is the Average Settlement Amount for a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents are complicated and may involve multiple at-fault parties, so there isn’t an average settlement amount we can give you. The settlement you may receive will depend on a variety of factors such as your injuries, the suspected impact the accident will have on your future, and the extent of the losses you suffered as a result of the accident. Our attorneys at Lewis & Keller will do everything we can to seek the full compensation you’re entitled to for your losses.
Will My Truck Accident Need an Investigation?
A lot can go wrong and lead to a truck accident, so in some cases, an investigation is needed to see what factors contributed to the accident. The insurance companies or your lawyer may request an investigation to look into the driver’s records, the trucking company’s training, the truck logs, and more. When you work with our team, we will guide you through each step of the process of pursuing your claim so you are never in the dark about your case.
How Long Does a Truck Accident Settlement Take?
Because of the complexity of truck accidents, your case may take some time to settle. Cases also take longer if they involve multiple at-fault parties or a court case. No matter how long your case takes, your attorney at Lewis & Keller will keep you updated the entire time and ensure your case is treated with the highest level of urgency.
Should I Speak to the Insurance Company?
Insurance adjusters are out to protect their own company’s interests, not yours. If the insurance company calls, direct them to your own insurance company or your attorney.