How Long Does a Trucking Accident Case Take?

February 21, 2020

Trucking accidents can happen in seconds, and victims of trucking accidents are often left with severe injuries, life-changing scars, and sometimes death. The most important thing after the accident is taking care of your health. To receive the care you need, you’ll often need to pursue a personal injury case against the negligent party. It is best to contact an experienced Kentucky personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident.

Personal Injury Claim

Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is the first step to starting your injury claim. You deserve fair compensation for the injuries you sustained in the accident. The state of Kentucky has legal limits on the timeframe for filing your claims, so it’s essential to act quickly. Once submitted, the case may take some time to resolve.

Once a Complaint is filed in court, both sides will be given time to collect evidence and witness statements, documentation, police reports, maintenance reports, black box records, and any other information necessary to prove your case. A trucking accident can be extremely complex and may involve more than one negligent party.

As with any personal injury case, you’ll need to prove that the negligent party had a duty of care, breached their duty and caused harm, and that you suffered damages as a result

In instances of a fatality or multiple vehicle crashes, crash reconstruction is often completed to determine what happened before, during, and after the crash.

Claim Negotiations

Insurance companies often try to settle claims before they reach the courts. You should have an attorney who can help you negotiate with the insurance company and review any settlement agreements. The negotiations with the insurance company can be lengthy, and disagreements can arise about the claim and the value of the claim. 

Your attorney will help you navigate the insurance negotiations and court process.  You may receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the injury.

Court cases can often take up to one or two years for resolution after the initial Complaint is filed. Some cases can be concluded in less time, while others can take considerably longer. Each case is different and depends on the circumstances.

Contact an Experienced Trucking Accident Attorney

If you or someone you know has been involved in a trucking accident, we can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact Saladino & Schaaf today or call us at 270-444-0406 or 270-753-1529 to schedule a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but you must act quickly. There are time limits on legal action.




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