Truck Accident FAQs

Being involved in a commercial truck accident can be an overwhelming and scary experience. While you’re trying to heal and recover physically and mentally, the last thing on your mind is filing a personal injury claim. With Kim Welch Law on your side, we’ll fight for you and the compensation you deserve. Kim Welch and her team have years of experience fighting for clients who have been involved in truck accidents, and they would love to fight for you! Below are some of the most common questions our team gets asked about truck accidents and the personal injury claims that follow. We hope this FAQ will help you better understand the ins and outs of filing a personal injury claim after a truck accident.

What Are Common Causes Of Truck Accidents?
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include cargo being loaded improperly, truck drivers speeding, driver fatigue due to long hours on the road and drunk driving.
What Are Some Common Injuries That Occur Because Of Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents are extremely dangerous, and usually result in severe injuries. Some of these injuries include bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries, dislodged discs and neck injuries.
Is There A Statute Of Limitations On Truck Accidents?
In Colorado, the statute of limitations for truck accidents is three years from the date of the accident, and in Nevada it is two years. There are certain instances where this date may be different, so it’s best to check with your personal injury lawyer to make sure you file your claim within the allotted time period.
Do You Know What Kind Of Damages May Be Covered For My Personal Injury Claim?
Each personal injury case is unique, but damages taken into consideration in a truck accident case may include medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle damage, mental and physical trauma, future losses, punitive damages and life-altering disabilities.
Who Is Held Liable For A Truck Accident?
Proving a driver is at fault for a truck accident can be a tricky process. It’s crucial to hire an experienced law firm that understands how to prove you weren’t at fault for the accident, while also proving that the truck driver was at fault. Depending on the situation, the truck driver, truck part manufacturer, truck company or city may be held responsible for a truck accident.
How Are Truck Accidents Different From Car Accidents?

Truck accidents are different from car accidents because you have to take into consideration the trucking industry laws, truck insurance coverage and truck accident investigations. Truck accident investigations can involve the inspection of the truck involved in the accident and its onboard computer system.

What Should I Do If I’m Involved In A Truck Accident?

If you’re involved in a truck accident, it’s important to take the following steps:

  1. DO NOT admit any fault or liability.
  2. Call the police.
    • If you’re able, call the police and report the accident, even if the accident doesn’t seem that serious to you. Make sure to ask the police for a copy of the accident report, or at least to receive a reference number for the accident.
  3. Get medical attention.
    • Truck accidents are extremely dangerous and usually cause severe injuries. Make sure to go to the hospital or your doctor and get a medical evaluation as soon as possible. It’s also important to ask for a copy of all medical records.
  4. Document the scene of the accident.
    • If you’re able to do so safely, collect evidence from the truck accident. This may include taking pictures of the accident, collecting statements from eyewitnesses and taking notes about the weather and road conditions.
  5. Gather the truck driver’s information.
    • Make sure to ask for the truck driver’s contact information, insurance information, driver’s license information, license plate of the truck and the contact information of the driver’s employer.
  6. Get a vehicle appraisal and estimate.
    • Repair estimates are an important part of insurance claims, so it’s important to receive a vehicle appraisal before you have any repairs done to your vehicle. Then, make sure to contact a qualified repair person for an estimate of the damages to your vehicle.
  7. Contact an experienced truck accident lawyer.
    • Call a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible, so they can begin learning about your truck accident and building your case. Fighting for compensation from a truck accident can be tricky, so it’s helpful to give your lawyer as much time as possible to collect evidence and build your personal injury claim.
If One Of My Family Members Was Killed In A Truck Accident, Can I File A Claim On Their Behalf?
When someone loses their life because of a negligent truck driver, their family may have the right to make a claim for wrongful death action. While no amount of money could ever take away your pain from losing a loved one, it can help your family tremendously to have an experienced truck accident attorney fight for compensation so you can focus on healing.

Hire Kim Welch To Represent You For Your Truck Accident Claim

One of the most important parts of fighting your personal injury claim is having a knowledgeable, experienced legal team on your side. At Kim Welch Law, we’re dedicated to fighting for you and the compensation you deserve. We believe in helping truck accident victims get back on their feet and take back control of their lives. If you’re located in Las Vegas, Colorado Springs or the surrounding areas and you’ve been involved in a truck accident, make sure to contact Kim Welch Law today and we’ll begin building your personal injury case. We’ll tirelessly support you and continue fighting for you until justice is served!

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