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After being involved in a serious car accident, I really believed that my insurance company would take care of everything. It wasn't until I finally received their settlement offer that I realized they were not on my side at all. This is when I got wise and consulted a personal injury lawyer. It was the best decision I could have made. Thanks to my attorney, not only did I learn a lot about personal injury law, but I actually got the compensation that I needed and deserved. I made a lot of mistakes after my accident, but I also learned a lot along the way. It is my hope that this blog will allow other accident victims to learn from common mistakes and get the information they need to be successful in their own personal injury claims.

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Injured In A Trucking Accident? You May Be Entitled To Compensation

by Riley Sanchez

If you've been injured in an accident involving a big rig, you need to speak to a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Truck drivers – and the companies they work for – are regulated by the federal government. There are specific rules and regulations they must adhere to in order to ensure that the safety of others is protected – such as proper licensing, frequent rest periods and proper maintenance of the trucks they operate. Your attorney will be able to determine if the truck driver involved your accident was following those safety procedures.

In order to receive compensation for the accident, your attorney will need to prove that the truck driver – and/or trucking company – was negligent in handling any of the regulations described above, or that the truck driver broke specific traffic laws when the accident occurred. If you've been injured, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the accident. Here are some of the compensation your attorney may be able to obtain for you.

Medical Expenses

If your injuries required medical care, you may be entitled to medical expenses. This is particularly important if you don't have your own medical insurance, or if your injuries are so severe that they go over the limits of your medical coverage. Be sure to keep all of your medical bills so that you can give them to your attorney.

Pain and Suffering

In addition to the physical injuries you sustained in the accident, you might have also endured emotional or psychological injuries. Those injuries can cause additional stress and anxiety that can be difficult to overcome. If you've sustained emotional distress or anxiety as a result of your accident, your attorney may be able to get you compensation for those damages.

Lost Wages

If your injuries have left you unable to work, you may have a difficult time providing for your family. That's where compensation for lost wages comes in. Your lawyer may be able to help you receive compensation for your lost wages, as well as compensation for your loss of earning capacity if your injuries will preclude you from returning to your previous line of work.

If you've been injured in a trucking accident, you need to speak to an attorney who specializes in this type of accident. Compensation is available to you. Be sure to make a list of questions to ask your attorney when you sit down with them for the first time.