How Can I Seek Compensation After A Trucking Accident In Birmingham?
After a serious truck accident happens in the Birmingham area, what can you do in order to seek financial compensation for your injuries? Depending on the circumstances, you may have multiple options that can include filing an insurance claim or filing a truck accident lawsuit against one or more at-fault parties. Our Birmingham trucking accident lawyers can provide you with additional information and, if you need help with a claim, we can begin working with you today on your case.
File an Auto Insurance Claim
For many people who are injured in truck accidents, the first option is to file an insurance claim. If the truck driver was at fault for the crash, or if another party connected to the truck driver was at fault (such as the truck driver’s employer), you may be able to file an insurance claim through the commercial insurance policy. If another motorist caused the crash, you could be eligible to file a third-party claim through that motorist’s auto insurance liability coverage. In some cases, you could seek compensation by filing a first-party claim through your own auto insurance policy. To determine the best way to seek compensation through an insurance claim, you should seek advice from a truck accident lawyer in Birmingham who can help.
Determine Liability and File a Truck Accident Lawsuit
In cases where an insurance claim is insufficient to cover losses, you may be able to seek compensation by filing a truck accident lawsuit against the at-fault party or parties. To file a lawsuit, you will need to determine who is liable for the crash. Liability can depend on various factors, and multiple parties could share liability. Often, a truck driver’s negligence will cause the crash, making the truck driver liable. In cases where the truck driver is found liable, another party might also be liable, such as the truck driver’s employer. Sometimes truck crashes also result from the improper loading of the trailer by a shipping company, or by negligent maintenance on the truck. In other occurrences, another car or SUV driver on the road could be responsible for the crash. An attorney can evaluate your case to help you determine liability and who you can sue.
Make Sure to File Your Lawsuit Before the Statute of Limitations Runs Out
To seek compensation, you will need to file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out. Under Alabama law, most truck accident lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date of the crash.
Contact a Trucking Accident Lawyer in Birmingham
Were you injured in a truck accident? One of the experienced Birmingham trucking accident attorneys at Goldasich, Vick & Fulk can evaluate your case today in order to determine liability and to discuss your options for seeking financial compensation. Whether you are seeking compensation through an insurance claim or a truck accident lawsuit, our firm can help you. We are committed to helping victims who have sustained injuries in truck collisions caused by negligent drivers and other at-fault parties. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more about how we can assist you.