Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Lawyer in Northwest Indiana

Throughout Northwest Indiana, we’ve seen an increase in the number of semi-trucks on the road in recent years. Across the nation, trucks account for approximately 8% of all traffic, yet are involved in more than 10% of fatal crashes. The rise in truck traffic, combined with increased distraction and other concerning risk factors has caused an increase in the risk of being involved in a crash with a semi-truck.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, you will need an aggressive, experienced, respected attorney from the Alvarez Law Office. While there are many attorneys who claim to handle truck accident law, we have handled these cases for over 200 years with our combined experience in trucking litigation. We are an aggressive and experienced team of lawyers that will fight for you and your loved ones.

The truck accident attorneys at Alvarez Law Office have over 80 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of truck crash victims. Contact us today and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Working With the Alvarez Law Firm

The unique nature of an accident with a truck makes it more important to hire an aggressive and experienced trucking accident attorney from the Alvarez Law Team. Hiring an attorney who is familiar with the issues associated with trucking accidents can give you more protection and increase your chances of a successful outcome. We have multiple locations such as Indianapolis, Chicago, and more. During the process, your trucking accident attorney will take a number of steps to protect you and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. Contacting us sooner rather than later allows us to begin the process to get all the information we need before critical evidence is no longer available. The steps we will take include:

  • Investigating the scene of the crash
  • Obtaining any necessary records from the driver and the trucking company
  • Obtaining the police report from the scene of the crash
  • Reaching out to and interviewing witnesses
  • Reviewing evidence from the crash
  • Working with both insurance companies
  • Negotiating settlements on your behalf

The timing of hiring an attorney does matter, as the statute of limitations for taking legal action begins when the crash occurs. If you have been involved in an accident with a truck, contact us at the Alvarez Law Firm to start the process and find out how we can help.

We will fight for you and your loved ones to get the compensation that you deserve.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Truck Accident Attorney?

The most common question that comes up among our clients is the cost of hiring us as their truck accident attorney. At the Alvarez Law Firm, we charge no fees unless we win your case. This is known as a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay us for our services, but rather we collect a portion of the settlement you receive. Additionally, we offer free consultations to help our potential clients determine whether or not they have a strong case and how we will go about assisting them.  Our goal is to provide professional legal services to everyone who deserves them, not just those who can afford to hire a lawyer. We will become your representative to ensure that your case is investigated thoroughly. At the Alvarez Law Firm, we are dedicated to providing you with the services you deserve without charging a fortune. 

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We've Recovered Billions for Clients

  • $15 Million Semi-Truck Accident
  • $8.5 Million Semi-Truck Accident
  • $4 Million Steel Mill Explosion
  • $3.55 Million Injured Tradesmen/Steelworker
  • $3 Million Prescription Medical Defect
  • $2.5 Million Amputation in Illinois

What Should I Do After a Truck Accident?

If you have been hit by a semi-truck, an 18-wheeler, or another similar vehicle, the first step you need to take is to contact the police for emergency services. The police will arrive on the scene and make an official report, which will become especially important during the future negotiation process with your attorney. Avoid making any statements about what may have happened or who is at fault in the crash.

You should also seek medical attention for any injuries you sustained during the crash. It’s important to make sure you understand what is at stake financially, especially when it comes to medical bills and treatment costs. The injuries sustained in a truck accident can be severe, potentially causing you or loved ones to deal with ongoing medical concerns, and miss work and other activities. You need to know exactly what has happened to you, which will give you the information you need to proceed with taking legal action.

After seeking medical attention, you may need to reach out to your auto insurance company to file a claim. After you follow these steps, you can contact the team at the Alvarez Law Firm to get more information about taking legal action against the driver of the truck or the trucking company. There is certainly a chance that the accident was caused by driver negligence, and if this is the case, that individual or their employer should be held responsible for the damage. The trucking company could also be at fault for negligence, whether due to insufficient training, excessive cargo, or failure to maintain the safety of their vehicles. 

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Truck Accident FAQs

 

1. Who Is Responsible for My Crash?

If a truck driver plowed through a red light and hit your car, the answer to this question might seem obvious. However, thanks to the legal doctrine of vicarious liability, the driver’s employer may be responsible, too.

Your lawyer should conduct a thorough investigation to see who was responsible for your crash. That could be the driver, the trucking company, or even an auto manufacturer if a defective vehicle part caused the wreck.

Those responsible parties will have to pay for your damages.

2. What Damages Can I Recover?

Your damages are the monetary losses you experienced because of the wreck. That could include your medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages from work, and even your emotional distress.

Your lawyer can tally up your damages to give you an approximate value for your case.

3. Have You Worked on Truck Crash Cases Before?

In a truck crash, there’s a lot of extra evidence you may need to prove who was responsible. That could include the driver’s rest logs, the maintenance history of the truck, and other data that can help your case.

Federal law requires every trucking company to record this data, but you really need the help of a lawyer to access it.

Make sure your lawyer understands how to request and interpret this information from the trucking company. It could make or break your case.

 

4. How Will You Get Me Compensation?

Most lawyers will likely try to get you a financial settlement by filing an insurance claim with the trucking company’s provider. They’ll argue your case directly with the insurance company and request an out-of-court settlement to pay for your injuries.

To successfully get you a settlement, your lawyer will need experience negotiating against big trucking companies and their legal representation.

5. Do You Have Experience Facing Corporate Legal Teams?

Large trucking companies often retain full legal teams to protect them in times like this. Often times, their sole mission is to pay you as little as possible.

Ask your lawyer if they are ready to negotiate with a corporate legal team–and what they’ll do if negotiations fail.

6. Can You Represent Me in Court?

While your lawyer may try everything possible to get an out-of-court settlement for you, sometimes trucking companies refuse to offer fair compensation to crash victims.

If that happens in your case, you need a lawyer with litigation experience who can help you file a lawsuit to recover the money you need.

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