Indiana Unsecured Cargo Truck Accident Lawyers
If a truck’s unsecured cargo injures you or someone you love, you may be able to file a claim for compensation with the truck’s insurance company. The Indiana truck accident attorneys of Custy Law Firm | Accident & Injury Lawyers specialize in helping Indiana residents get help with medical bills, living expenses, or lost wages after an accident by filing injury claims or lawsuits on their behalf. There’s no reason you should be stuck with the expenses that go with treating your injuries when the accident that injured you wasn’t your fault.
If you think a truck driver or trucking company may be responsible for your injuries, contact Custy Law Firm | Accident & Injury Lawyers today at (219) 286-7361 for a free consultation, and let us show you how we can help you get your life back after a trucking accident.
What Is an Unsecured Cargo/Roadway Debris Accident?
Accidents due to unsecured cargo or roadway debris occur when the cargo from a truck leaks, spills, gets blown off, or falls off the vehicle. This term can also apply to accidents that involve cargo coming loose while still on the truck and causing the vehicle to veer out of its own lane, roll over, or stop suddenly due to a weight imbalance.
Cargo can fly out of the back of trucks and hit other vehicles or pedestrians, or it can fall to the roadway where it becomes an obstacle for other motorists. These accidents are caused by truck drivers, cargo loaders, or trucking companies neglecting to secure their loads correctly.
Do I Need an Attorney?
If you or your family has been injured by unsecured cargo or roadway debris that fell off a truck, there are many reasons why having an attorney assist with a claim for compensation is a good idea. You’re certainly able to represent yourself in an injury claim but having an attorney helps.
We know injury law. Injury law in Indiana can be complex, and an experienced attorney can help you determine whether you have a case or not. We are intimately familiar with the ins and outs of injury case law, and we can use that knowledge and skillset to help you get more compensation than you might get on your own.
We do all the work. If you or your family is injured in a trucking accident, you’ve got more important things on your mind than filing an injury claim or dealing with insurance companies. We will take on the hard work of building your case, so you don’t have to. We will investigate the accident, gather documentation, gather evidence, speak to witnesses and emergency personnel, and do anything and everything necessary to build a comprehensive injury claim so that you can concentrate on the more important work of recovering from your injuries or helping your family to do the same.
We know damages. Compensation from an injury claim is meant to make up for certain losses you suffered after an accident, but not all these losses are material in nature. Those that aren’t can be hard to estimate. Losses like pain and suffering and emotional anguish require experience in injury law to estimate correctly. When you hire a knowledgeable attorney, we will use our skills to help you reach an appropriate value for the compensation you need that will help to heal all your injuries, not just the physical ones.
We know insurance companies. We know them because we deal with them all the time. Insurance adjusters have one job: to protect their bottom line. They will do everything in their power to convince you that you don’t have an injury claim, that your injuries were not severe enough, or that you’re wasting your time by not accepting the first offer they give you. They may try to wait out the statute of limitations on your claim by holding you up in settlement negotiations or ask why you would want to split your settlement with a lawyer. Our injury attorneys are fully aware of these underhanded tactics, and we know how to fight them.
We do the negotiating. An insurance company usually has a full legal team and massive resources at its disposal. If you try to press your claim for compensation without an attorney, they will hound you and your family endlessly for information like details about the accident or details about your injuries. When you retain counsel, we become the first point of contact. We will handle all the calls and write all the letters needed to keep your case moving forward.
We have a reputation. An attorney doesn’t just bring their knowledge and skills to the table. They bring their name and reputation. A letter demanding compensation for your injuries from a reputable attorney can help you get more compensation than you might get on your own.
We can sue. Hiring an attorney brings with it the threat of a lawsuit. If you file an injury claim on your own and the insurance company denies it, there’s little more you can do unless you’d like to represent yourself in court. You’re certainly able to do so, but if you hire an attorney to assist you, the insurance company knows from the outset that you’re in this for the long run, and if they don’t provide a fair settlement, you intend to take your case to court. This may end up being more expensive for them than a fair settlement because even if they are successful in defending their customer from your injury claim, they will still have spent a large amount of time and money on litigation to do so.
Why Choose Custy Law Firm | Accident & Injury Lawyers for My Unsecured Cargo Truck Accident?
Custy Law Firm | Accident & Injury Lawyers has helped thousands of Indiana residents get compensation for their injuries. We know Indiana injury law, and we can put that experience to work for you and your family.
We are not a settlement farm. Even though the vast majority of injury cases are settled out of court, we handle every injury claim with an eye toward going to trial. When you use Custy Law Firm | Accident & Injury Lawyers for your injury claim, you can rest assured that we will be fully prepared to stick by your side for the long haul.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
Whether it’s a low-speed trucking accident with a few scrapes or a severe accident where unsecured cargo caused major damage to your property and injuries to your family, Custy Law Firm | Accident & Injury Lawyers is standing by to take your call. Call us today at (219) 286-7361 for a free consultation and let us help you start down the road to recovery.