Injured in a Truck Accident? Contact a Maine semi-truck accident lawyer at Munley Law today.
If you were injured in an accident with a commercial truck in Maine, a tractor-trailer accident attorney at Munley Law can help. Our nationwide truck accident lawyers are ready to get you the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation today with the nation’s premier truck accident lawyers at Munley Law.
According to the Maine Department of Transportation, there were 9,625 truck crashes in Maine between 2017 and 2021. Nearly 20% of those truck accidents caused physical injuries, and nearly 1% were fatal.
Large trucks across the United States are involved in about 400,000 accidents annually. And many times crashes with tractor-trailers and other large commercial trucks cause severe injuries and serious property damage to smaller vehicles and their occupants. The size and weight difference between a large truck and a passenger vehicle can lead to life-changing injuries and even death.
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A Maine Truck Accident Attorney Can Help You Get Compensation
Truck accident cases are different from the average car accident involving only passenger vehicles. Truck accidents are more complicated for several reasons.
You Need a Maine Truck Accident Attorney Because Multiple Parties May Be Liable
First of all, more people can be at fault for the crash. And if they are at fault, they may be liable and owe you compensation for your injuries. The parties who could be liable include the:
- Truck driver,
- Trucking company,
- Manufacturing company,
- Shipping company,
- Maintenance company, and
- Anyone else responsible for maintaining or loading the truck.
You Need a Maine Truck Accident Lawyer Because Trucking Companies Have Experienced Investigators
Trucking companies have teams of investigators at the ready to immediately start building a case against you. This can make it harder to get compensation. You need a team of investigators who are also ready to go to the scene of the accident to ensure your rights are protected.
The Maine truck accident lawyers at Munley Law have investigators who can head to the scene of the accident to ensure evidence is preserved. This way, you have the best chance to prove your claim and receive the compensation you deserve.
You Need a Maine Truck Accident Attorney Because Insurance May Not Cover All Serious Injuries and Property Damage
Because injuries and property damage are often severe, insurance rarely covers all the losses and expenses caused by a truck accident in Maine. To make things worse, many trucking companies dispute victims’ claims to reduce the amount of compensation. These companies, and their insurers, may use tactics that add to the trauma and expense of being in a truck accident. This is why it is important to have an experienced Maine tractor-trailer accident attorney negotiate for you.
You May Need Representation in Court by a Truck Accident Lawyer in Maine
If negotiations fail to get the compensation you deserve, a personal injury lawsuit may be the next step. Because of the complexity of truck accidents, victims need experienced Maine truck accident lawyers who know how to handle a trucking accident lawsuit in Maine.
It’s important to know that not all truck accident lawyers have a team of investigators. And, not all Maine truck accident attorneys have experience in court. You want your legal team to be ready to fight for you in court if the at-fault parties will not agree to pay you the compensation you deserve.
The Maine truck accident attorneys at Munley Law have the experience to help you get the compensation you deserve. We have over 60 years of experience representing truck accident victims nationwide, including in Maine. We have a team of investigators who can visit the accident scene to ensure evidence is collected and preserved.
At Munley Law, our experienced tractor-trailer lawyers have negotiated thousands of settlements with insurance companies. And all our attorney partners have trial experience. This means our team will work for you to make sure the responsible party is held liable and you are compensated.
When you or a loved one has been injured, it’s important to choose wisely. Call Munley Law today for a FREE consultation.
Types of Compensation a Maine Truck Accident Attorney May Be Able to Get for You
Victims of accidents involving large commercial trucks may be able to receive compensation for several different kinds of injuries, including physical injuries and damage to their car and their belongings inside their car. As a truck accident victim in Maine, you may be able to receive some or all of the following:
Past, Present, and Future Medical Expenses. This may include bills for hospital stays, physical therapy, rehabilitation, or any other costs incurred in the treatment of an injury caused by the accident.
Lost Wages and Lost Earning Capacity. Your normal life may be on hold after a truck accident and your injuries may have stopped you from working. You may be able to receive compensation to cover your lost wages as well as any future income that you will lose because of the injuries you sustained.
Mental Anguish and Emotional Distress. In addition to physical injuries, truck accidents can cause mental pain and emotional distress. You may be able to seek compensation to cover costs associated with your emotional distress, such as depression and stress.
Loss of Enjoyment of Daily Activities. Similar to emotional distress, a truck accident may cause an injured victim to lose enjoyment in their usual daily activities.
Loss of Consortium / Loss of Companionship. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, you may experience a loss of consortium. Simply put, loss of consortium refers to the deprivation of the benefits of parenting or married life due to the inability to show affection or love.
Property Damages. If your car was damaged in the accident, you may be able to receive compensation to repair or replace your vehicle. Plus, you may receive compensation for any of your belongings in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Wrongful Death Damages. If your family member was killed in a truck accident, you may be able to sue the truck driver and the truck company to get justice for your loved one and to ensure you and your family are secure financially in the future. These damages allow you to grieve without worrying about providing for your family.
If You’ve Been Injured in a Truck Accident in Maine
Contact the Maine truck accident attorneys at Munley Law today for a free consultation.
Recovering from a truck accident can be difficult and require a lot of physical and emotional care. At Munley Law, our Maine truck accident lawyers understand that truck accidents cause not only physical injuries but financial hardship too. And when you are trying to recover from traumatic injuries, you are likely incurring expensive medical bills. Plus, you may not be able to work. The last thing you need when trying to recover is financial stress.
That’s why Munley Law works on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing upfront. We will pay all of the costs of your case out of our own pocket. Our fee will be a percentage of the compensation we can recover for you, either in a settlement or a verdict in court. And we won’t be paid a penny if we don’t win for you.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Maine, you need to speak with an experienced attorney right away. Our team of truck accident lawyers is here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn about your rights and legal options. Let us help you get started on the road to recovery.