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After a truck accident in Merrillville, the road to recovery can feel a million miles long. When you're dealing with loss or injury, it's easy for the paperwork, medical bills, and settlement offers to pile up and feel overwhelming. A skilled legal team can ease the burden, handling negotiations, sharing industry insights, and evaluating offers to make sure you receive fair support.
Trucking companies and their legal teams may be big, but so is Mighty's network of semi truck lawyers in Merrillville. If you work with someone from our network, Mighty Law will monitor your case—and you won't have to pay more for two law firms. In fact, you'll pay even less because Mighty Law gives clients it refers to its network 10% back on their legal fees at the end of their cases—to ensure the road to recovery is even smoother.
Most Common Truck Accident Injuries
- Skull injuries and head trauma
- Chest and abdomen injuries
- Spinal fractures
- Broken bones
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What should I do if I get in a truck accident in Merrillville?
If you can, check for injuries and move to the side of the road. Notify law enforcement and request any necessary medical care. Once the police arrive, they will help you write a truck accident report and exchange driver information. You should also collect photographic evidence of both vehicles, take note of road signs, and record witness statements.
What is the average settlement for a truck accident in Merrillville?
We can't provide a specific number because settlement amounts vary greatly. Your specific situation will depend on unique factors such as the total medical expenses, the presence of lasting injuries, and the possibility of truck safety violations. Since truck accidents are often serious, settlements can reach the hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars.
Is hiring a truck crash lawyer in Merrillville necessary?
You are not required to hire a truck crash lawyer in Merrillville. However, trucking companies often have strong legal representation, and it's fair to seek your own support. Hiring your own team of Merrillville truck accident lawyers can make the difference between a strong, thoroughly-investigated case and a hastily-accepted lowball offer.
How much does a Merrillville truck accident lawyer cost through Mighty Law's network?
All lawyers in Mighty Law's network work on a contingency basis, so you only pay if you win. Lawyers in our network typically charge 33% pre-suit (i.e. if your case settles before trial), and 40% post-suit (i.e. if a lawsuit is filed).
But working with Mighty Law means that you'll actually pay less, as we have a policy (which you'll have in writing) giving you 10% back on the legal fee at the end of the case.
What does the process of working with a lawyer from Mighty Law's network look like?
Fill out our contact form or give us a call, and someone from our legal team or personal injury law firm network will reach out to you to learn more about your case.
This step is completely free, and you'll get a better sense of whether or not your case is ready to be represented by a lawyer. If it is, you'll sign a retainer agreement that clearly states that you only pay if you win your case. Once a lawyer is representing you, they'll work to collect all of your documentation—like police reports, medical records, and insurance policy information. They'll also make contact with the involved auto insurance companies to begin resolving your claim.
Of course, if the insurance company doesn't act reasonably, your Merrillville trucking accident lawyer may need to file a lawsuit against them.
How long does it take to investigate a truck accident claim in Merrillville?
The average length of time for personal injury cases is 1.5 years, but truck accident claims in Merrillville vary greatly. Some cases settle within a year, while others can last over five years. Your case will depend on your treatment time, the insurance company, the complexity of investigations, and other factors.
What happens once my Merrillville truck accident case is settled?
Once your case is settled, your lawyer will receive money from the insurance company. That's called your total, or gross settlement. While it may be tempting to think this is what you get, you'll first have to use that money to pay your lawyer, doctors, and anyone else who provided services to you during your case that wasn't yet paid.
Everything that's left is called your net settlement. If you work with a lawyer from our network and are referred by Mighty Law, you'll get 10% of the legal fee back. This is Mighty's way of making the justice system a little bit fairer for people who work with us.
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