Our lawyers help when a loved one is rear ended by a big company truck and injured or killed. Rear-end collisions with semi trucks can be worth millions, and getting full compensation is important when someone is critically injured or when a family is dealing with a wrongful death. Truck crash attorney Eric Hageman and his team won multimillion-dollar settlements, including $45 million on behalf of a man who was so badly burned that he lost an ear, an arm and a leg.
The Impact of an 80,000-Pound Company Truck Can Be Devastating
The weight of a semitractor and loaded trailer can be 80,000 pounds. When a vehicle of this much weight hits the back of a car, motorcycle or bicycle, people are badly injured or killed.
Because of this, drivers of these big rigs should use extra caution when on the road; however, in almost every rear-end collision case we handle, the truck driver was
- too tired to drive or
What if a Brake Failure on a Semi Truck Caused the Rear-End Collision?
Our semi-truck accident lawyers have a national reputation in the area of product liability litigation. Although our offices are in Minneapolis, MN, they represent clients throughout the United States in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against manufacturing companies.
Because of this experience with product liability lawsuits, our lawyers always look for evidence of a brake failure or other defective part. Even if this was a contributing factor (not the main cause) of the accident or the severity of the injuries, the manufacturer, distributor and others may be sued for compensation.
How Much Money Can I Get if I am Rear Ended by a Big Truck?
We know these cases are not all about money, but you need to hire a lawyer who knows how much money you should get if you are rear ended by a big truck and seriously injured. When you are trying to decide which attorney to hire for your lawsuit, you should about their track record. Get an account of past settlements and verdicts won at trial. These cases can be worth millions, and you need a lawyer who can get you the money you deserve.
When a car or other vehicle is hit from behind by a large, commercial truck, determining how much the case is worth depends on several factors. One of the most important is where the personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is filed. In many of these cases parties from different states are involved. For example, the truck driver could be from one state, the trucking company in another, the accident victim from another state, etc.
One of our jobs is to determine in which state to file. This is an extremely important decision because some states have a cap on the amount of money an injured person can get for “pain and suffering”, a legal phrase used in personal injury cases to refer to some of the non-financial harm suffered by people who are hurt in a crash. Pain and suffering compensation can include amounts for the pain suffered, the degree of emotional distress experienced, disfigurement (scars, lost limbs, etc.), permanent disability and “loss of quality of life” (not being able to enjoy life in the same way). Our lawyers have won millions for pain and suffering.
Other factors that determine what your case is worth include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Whether the bodily injuries were critical;
- Whether the injuries are preventing you from working or have forced you to find another job;
- Your expected future medical and other expenses;
- The insurance policy limits.
Your case is unique, and you deserve a lawyer who will work hard for you.
If there are catastrophic injuries (third-degree burns, paralysis, loss of arm or leg, severe brain damage from a TBI, for example), your case may be worth millions. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman help injured people get compensation from negligent truck drivers and the companies that hired them to haul freight.