Lacerations From Truck Accidents in Chicago
A laceration is a torn or jagged wound. Sometimes the wound is just through the skin, and sometimes it is all the way to the bone. Lacerations can be excruciatingly painful and can cause extensive scarring. In a truck accident, they are often caused by shattered glass. If you have suffered lacerations in a truck accident that was someone else’s fault, you need to seek compensation.
The Four Elements of a Personal Injury Claim
To win a Chicago personal injury claim, you need to prove four elements:
- The driver owed you a duty. Every motorist has a duty to drive safely.
- The driver breached that duty (by following you too closely, for example).
- The driver’s breach of duty caused the accident.
- You suffered damages from the accident (medical bills, pain and suffering, etc.).
We’ve Been Winning for Decades
Winning a personal injury claim is no easy feat either in court or at the negotiating table. Even at the negotiating table, you will have to prove your case. After all, why should an insurance company agree to settle with you if you haven’t proven you can win in court? At Malman Law, we’ve been down that road thousands of times, and we know all the games they like to play.
It’s easy to spout superlatives. However, in our case, the story is told by dull, dry numbers:
- 95 – The percentage of cases we win, and the percent of our winning clients who receive out-of-court settlements.
- 15,000 – The number of injury victims we have served.
- $200,000,000 – The aggregate amount of settlements and verdicts we have won for our clients.
- 0 – The number of defendants and insurance companies who look forward to facing us in court.
A Truck Accident Victim Speaks Out
“Two years ago, I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet.” – Malman Law Client
Related Practice Areas
Following are some of the types of claims we handle:
- Truck Accidents Due to Distracted Driving
- Truck Accidents Due to DUI
- Truck Accidents Due to Driver Fatigue
- Truck Accidents Due to Driver Error
- Truck Accidents Due to Faulty Truck Design
- Back and Neck Injuries From Truck Accidents
- Broken Bones From Truck Accidents
- Head Injuries From Truck Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis From Truck Accidents
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What steps should I take in the days following the accident?
Take the following steps:
- Strictly follow your doctor’s instructions.
- Keep all of your medical records on file.
- Write down the details of how the accident happened.
- Obtain contact details for all witnesses.
- Contact us for a free consultation.
Can I recover significant damages for pain and suffering or other intangible losses?
Probably, if your claim is successful. The amount of your pain and suffering damages might greatly exceed your damages for medical expenses. Pain and suffering damages are based on:
- The seriousness of your injury
- The amount you physically suffered
- The degree to which you were disfigured or suffer long-term disability
Do I win if I prove that the truck driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash?
Not necessarily, but it will certainly help. Following are some possible defenses:
- The accident was your fault, notwithstanding the defendant’s intoxication
- The driver’s intoxication did not cause the accident
- Your injuries were pre-existing (they were not caused by the accident)
I believe my doctor was negligent in treating me. Can I claim against both the at-fault driver and the doctor who treated me?
Yes, you can simultaneously pursue a truck accident claim and a medical malpractice claim at the same time. You can win one of these claims even if you lose the other one.
We Won’t Charge You Unless We Produce Results
At Malman Law, we hate the idea of “billable hours”, and we don’t use them. Instead, our legal fees are based on a certain percentage of the compensation that our clients receive. That benefits you in two ways: (i) it gives us an even greater incentive to maximize the value of your claim, and (ii) it means that if we don’t arrange compensation for you, you will owe us nothing.
The Clock Is Ticking on Your Claim
Even personal injury claims grow old and die. Call us today, any time 24/7, at 1-888-836-5975. Or fill out our online form so we can set up an appointment to meet with you. Even if you can’t make it to our office, we can meet you anywhere in Chicago.