Southwest Iowa Truck Accident Attorneys
Large trucks roll in and out of Council Bluffs every day of the week. The high traffic volume means that our region suffers a significant number of large truck accidents each year. These accidents cause severe injuries and devastate lives. At Peters Law Firm in Council Bluffs, our team knows the damage from a large truck accident goes well beyond dented trucks and crumpled cars. When large truck accidents occur in Southwest Iowa, we work hard to help our clients recover compensation for property damage, personal injuries, and wrongful deaths.
For more information about large truck accidents in Iowa, contact Peters Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation.
Council Bluffs Trusts Us When Large Truck Accidents Change Lives
Large truck accidents are a common occurrence in Council Bluffs. The team at Peters Law Firm understands their causes and the most effective strategies for pursuing claims against independent operators and large truck companies. We carefully prepare each case so that the eyewitness testimony, police reports, medical records, and other evidence clearly establish the legitimacy of the claim and the defendant's liability. When you retain our services, you can rely on our attorneys and support staff to support you at every legal process stage.
We Thoroughly Document Every Injury
Large trucks are considerably larger than the typical truck or passenger vehicle. When accidents occur, the driver and passengers of the smaller vehicle suffer the most significant injuries. These injuries can include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries, including organ damage
- Toxic exposures
Pursuing Large Truck Accident Claims in Iowa
Iowa statutes allow individuals to file large truck accident claims up to two years from the accident date. Plaintiffs can pursue compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and wrongful death. At Peters Law Firm, we help clients and their surviving family members recover fair and just compensation for the injuries and impact of the accident on their life and livelihood. Because multiple parties may be liable for contributing to the accident, we make sure to consider every angle and aspect of the collision to ensure that our clients recover the compensation they are entitled to receive.
Preparing for a Large Truck Accident Lawsuit
Preparation is the key to the successful pursuit of a large truck accident claim. The Peters Law Firm team has more than 100 years of experience gathering evidence and building solid cases for our clients. In a typical large truck accident case, the following are some of the many types of evidence we will compile and present to the court:
- Eyewitness statements
- Police accident reports
- Accident reconstructions
- Medical records
- Victim impact statements
- Toxicology reports
How Much Does It Cost to Pursue a Large Truck Accident Claim?
Peters Law Firm accepts large truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis. We go the extra mile to make it as easy as possible for our clients to pursue compensation for their injuries. When we take a large truck accident case, we get paid after you get paid. When you receive compensation, we collect court filing fees, administrative fees, and other attorney fees.
To start the process of pursuing a large truck accident claim in Iowa, contact Peters Law Firm and schedule a free consultation with our team today. We represent clients in Carter Lake, IA; Lincoln, NE; Maryville, MO; and surrounding communities.
FAQs About Truck Accidents
Who is liable in a truck accident?
Due to changes in the way the federal government regulates trucking accidents in the United States, trucking companies and their drivers are no longer able to avoid liability as easily as they could in the past. As a result, several different parties may be found liable in a truck accident, including:
- The truck driver
- The truck or trailer owner
- The company or entity that leased the truck or trailer from the owner
- The vehicle manufacturer or parts manufacturer of any items that contributed to the cause or severity of the accident
- The shipper or loader of the truck’s cargo
Are truck drivers responsible for damages?
In many cases, truck drivers are held liable for property damages and injuries caused without any other person or company found to be at fault. Specifically, if the truck driver is found to have consumed drugs or alcohol, they may be held solely accountable for any damages or injuries caused.
What is a fair settlement for pain and suffering?
Settlements for pain and suffering vary significantly from case to case. In general, the severity and permanence of the victim’s injuries are the factors most highly considered when determining the value of one’s pain and suffering. The more severe and permanent the injuries, the more expenses the injured party will incur, and the higher their valuation will be. This is often calculated by adding up the victim’s medical expenses and multiplying the total by a number between one and five.