Truck crashes can have catastrophic consequences. From serious injuries that prevent you from working and require costly medical care to dealing with vehicle repair costs and mounting household expenses, the financial aftermath can be particularly distressing.
If another person or company's carelessness caused the accident, you might have legal grounds to pursue compensation. Working with an experienced truck crash lawyer can improve chances for a full and fair recovery. However, with so much financial turmoil, accident victims often think they can't afford to hire counsel.
At the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, our seasoned Iowa truck crash attorneys work on contingency, so you can get the skilled representation you need and deserve with no upfront costs. Here's what you need to know.
Understanding Contingency Agreements
Financial upheaval or modest means shouldn't stand between you and the justice—and compensation—you deserve for suffering injuries and damages in an Iowa truck accident you didn't cause. Our accomplished attorneys handle cases on contingency. Rather than collecting payment when you hire us or charging you by the hour, we receive an agreed-upon percentage of your final recovery. You pay nothing upfront, and our fee stays the same no matter how complicated your case gets. This allows you to obtain qualified representation and seek much-needed recovery without unnecessary risk.
Why You Need a Truck Crash Attorney
Truck accident cases are more complex and complicated than the average car crash case for various reasons. The disparity between the sizes and weights of the vehicles involved often results in devastating injuries and damages for the passenger vehicle and its occupants. The more extensive the damages, the greater the potential recovery, and the harder you can expect the at-fault party's insurance company or defense team to fight against paying it.
Figuring out who to name as the defendant—or defendants—in a truck crash case can be especially difficult. While the truck driver might be to blame, other parties, such as the trucking company, truck manufacturer, truck maintenance company, cargo loaders, or other drivers, may also share responsibility. An adept attorney can help you identify the appropriate parties to include in your claim.
Those aren't the only things that set truck accident cases apart from crashes involving cars. Truck accident cases often involve additional evidence, such as truck driver hiring and training records, and truck inspection and maintenance reports. Trucking companies have this evidence. To ensure you can access it for your insurance claim or lawsuit, your attorney will send a spoliation letter notifying the company of the potential claim and their obligation to preserve any and all evidence relevant to the case.
What You Could Recover After an Iowa Truck Accident
Financial recoveries in truck crash cases can vary dramatically depending on the circumstances of the accident, the available evidence, and the skill of your legal counsel. Your recovery might include compensation for accident-related:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity (if injuries permanently affect your ability to work)
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Wondering which damages may apply in your Iowa truck accident claim? Let us review your case and provide valuable insight.
Strong Representation for Your Truck Crash Claim
At the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, we're dedicated to achieving the best possible legal outcomes for our truck accident clients. Our experienced injury attorneys approach every case with a fearless work ethic and unparalleled attention to detail. We're committed to doing what's best for you and your case, even if it means going all the way to trial. Ready to find out what we can do for you?
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Complete our online contact form or call our office at 402-281-9668 to schedule an appointment for a complimentary initial consultation. Don't wait—Iowa law limits how long you have to file a claim.