To fight against attempts to delegitimize your story by the driver, trucking company, or insurer, we compile as much information as possible about your accident. We explore any source of data we can find:
- Photos of the crash site and your injuries
- Video from traffic cameras and bystanders
- Police reports
- Your testimony
- Witness testimony
- Accident reconstruction
- Equipment failure analysis
- Violations of trucking regulations
Some of these are more objective than others—traffic camera footage can show more clearly how a driver behaved than a witness’s testimony, for instance. Nonetheless, as we gather all this information, it starts to form a narrative that we can follow to the origin of your accident.
We Conduct Our Own Investigation
When you file an insurance claim, an adjuster investigates your case. However, you don’t have to trust their findings. The reason is simple: adjusters are not impartial judges, but very partial employees of a business. Their motives are not necessarily to get to the truth, but to determine the least amount they are obligated to pay for your losses.
When you hire a truck collision lawyer from Perez Law Group, LLC, you get a team that works exclusively for your best interests. We conduct our own investigation of what happened. If what we find is at odds with what an adjuster or liable party claims, we can argue our case through the claims process or all the way to court.
We Explore All Possible Liable Parties
We use our research and experience to determine if your Phoenix truck accident occurred because of carelessness from:
- Truck drivers
- Other drivers
- Trucking companies
- Product manufacturers
- Property owners
Your case may even involve a combination. For instance, if the truck driver was employed by a trucking company, the company may share responsibility and provide insurance coverage.
Another scenario is if more than one form of negligence contributed to your truck crash. If the truck experienced a blowout due to a faulty tire, and the driver was tailgating you, you can potentially pursue two parties: the tire manufacturer for releasing a faulty product and the driver for following too closely.
Regardless of how many parties were involved, our truck injury attorneys can pursue claims or suits against each of them if they caused you harm.
Too often, adjusters manage to pay less is because accident victims overlook important bills and losses. One of the most important aspects of our job as your Arizona truck accident injury lawyers is to accurately track what you lost when you were hit by that truck.
We can collect:
- Photos of injuries
- Medical bills
- Treatment plans
- Imaging and testing
- Physical therapy assessments
- Mental health diagnoses
- Pay stubs
- Bank statements
- Expert analysis
- Parking costs
- Personal testimony
The $7,500 that Healthcare.gov estimates you’ll need for a broken leg is an obvious expense, but just as important is a prescription for anti-anxiety medication or the cost to park in a medical center parking garage every time you have a follow-up.
Your Losses Inform Your Compensation
Our next step is to analyze your losses and extrapolate from them. What does it represent in terms of changes to your quality of life, career prospects, or mental health? How does the evidence illustrate the long-term consequences of your crash? We ask these questions to start building a case for maximum compensation.
With the evidence we collect, we can argue for damages that cover:
- Past and future medical costs, including follow-ups, long-term care, and pain management
- Lost income from your salary, hourly wages, freelance and gig work, or monetized hobbies
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost quality of life, and reduced earning ability
Some evidence has more than one use. For instance, records of plastic surgery for facial lacerations not only highlight the costs you need reimbursed, but also underline that you suffered painful and embarrassing disfiguring injuries. We can use that evidence to argue for both medical bill compensation and pain and suffering compensation.
Family Members Are Also Eligible for Compensation
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that only 15 percent of fatalities in truck accidents are of the truck occupants. The overwhelming majority are passenger vehicle occupants, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.
If you lost a loved one to a crash with a commercial truck, you can pursue damages on their behalf. Our Phoenix wrongful death attorneys can help you recoup compensation for any remaining medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and lost income the deceased would have provided your family. Damages can also cover the loss of companionship, support, and guidance of your loved one.
Armed with evidence, we can review insurance settlement offers to make sure you receive fair compensation. Sometimes, hammering out terms requires a lot of back-and-forth with the other party. Leave that to us. Our truck accident lawyers serving Phoenix, AZ can:
- Field all calls and emails
- Explain insurance policy and settlement terms
- Clarify any legal language
- Represent you in negotiations
We Aren’t Afraid of a Court Case
In some cases, we may need to file a lawsuit for compensation. This could happen because:
- The liable party lacked or had insufficient insurance coverage
- All parties can’t agree on how blame is divided
- Your injuries, losses, or story are questioned
- An insurance company acts in bad faith
Even if we do pursue a personal injury lawsuit, many cases settle before going all the way to court. We utilize the time after filing to continue working toward a solution. However, Perez Law Group, PLLC is willing to litigate your case if that is the best way to obtain fair compensation.
Finger-pointing by liable parties can too easily derail cases involving big rigs. Our truck accident lawyers serving Phoenix, AZ won’t let your needs get lost in the confusion. Using evidence of your injuries and the other party’s negligence, we can argue for appropriate damages following your collision. Contact us today at 602) 730-7100 or +1 (888) 59-PEREZ to get started.