At Jenner Law, our Washington, DC, truck accident lawyer will help you recover financial compensation for your injuries. We will gather evidence and build a case file on your behalf.
We start by listening to the details of your case at no cost or obligation to you. Our law firm will investigate the cause of your accident and identify the at-fault party. Our car accident attorneys also help prove negligence and fight hard for the compensation you are entitled to recover.
Determining Liability in Washington, DC, Truck Accident Cases
To prove negligence, our legal team can document the elements of negligence, including duty, breach, causation, and damages. This can be complicated in truck accident cases since potentially at-fault parties can include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The truck’s manufacturer
- Truck parts manufacturers
You could also have a case against the cargo loading company or the truck’s repair maintenance facilities.
Evidence We Collect to Strengthen Your Truck Accident Case
According to Washington, DC, Department of Motor Vehicles (DCDMV) guidelines, commercial drivers must meet certain eligibility requirements. Employers are responsible for their employees’ actions while on the job. So, if the driver in your case was unqualified or improperly trained or instructed, their employer could bear financial liability for your accident.
We will collect evidence that includes the trucker’s driving history, logbooks, and employment records. Evidence collection can also include your medical records and bills, your salary history records, the police report, accident scene photos, and witness statements.
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Recoverable Damages for Washington, DC, Truck Accident Survivors and Families
The aftermath of a truck accident can involve a plethora of financial expenses and losses. At Jenner Law, we help truck accident survivors fight for the following recoverable economic damages:
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Past, present, and future loss of income
- Treatment-related travel expenses
- Property damage or total loss
- Diminished property value
You can also recover many forms of non-economic damages, including:
- Physical disability
- Physical disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If a loved one was fatally injured in a truck accident, our law firm will help your family pursue wrongful death damages. These can include the costs of your loved one’s funeral and burial. It can also include a range of losses, such as their income, household contributions, and consortium.
Our truck accident lawyer serving Washington, DC, will explain the specific losses your family can recover and which family members can file a wrongful death action.
Your Truck Accident Lawsuit Must Be Filed Within the Allotted Time
In Washington, DC, the time you have to file your lawsuit is limited by the Code of the District of Columbia §12–301. In general, you have three years from the date of the accident to file your personal injury lawsuit.
Similarly, the Code of the District of Columbia §16–2702 generally allows specific family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of a loved one’s demise.
In addition to complying with the statute of limitations, getting our team involved in your case sooner rather than later means we can interview witnesses while their memories are fresh. It also means we can canvass the accident scene for dashcam, smartphone, and security footage that supports your case.
Our Fee Structure Supports Timely Filing of Your Truck Accident Case
No one should have to forego legal guidance and support in the aftermath of a truck accident because of cost. At Jenner Law, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis, meaning:
- We cover all upfront costs of your case
- You pay nothing out of your own pocket
- We are only compensated after you are
If you are not awarded financial compensation, you will not owe us any fees or costs at all. Our fee structure means you can get started immediately and avoid the potentially costly effects of filing your lawsuit too late.
Our Legal Team at Jenner Law Can Pursue Compensation for Truck Accident Injuries
Building a case for compensation after a truck accident is a huge legal undertaking that requires focus and attention to detail. While you concentrate on your physical recovery, our truck accident attorney will take the following actions on your behalf:
- Investigate every detail and aspect of your accident
- Obtain supporting documents, including your accident report
- Collect medical records and bills from all treating facilities
- Complete and submit required insurance claim forms
- Communicate with all necessary parties on your behalf
- Identify and interview lay and expert witnesses
- Clarify legal and insurance language and jargon
- Negotiate a fair and appropriate monetary settlement
- Represent you at trial if a settlement cannot be reached
Every client we represent receives outstanding client service and focused legal care and support. When you trust our law firm with your case, we do whatever is necessary to fight for the financial compensation you need and deserve.
Jenner Law’s History of Client Verdicts and Settlements
You don’t have to take our word for it. Our client testimonials paint a clear picture of our dedication to accident survivors:
“Incredible communication, excellent way of explaining every procedure for people not involved with law, and extremely personable. I couldn’t be more happy and appreciative for their help!”—Brandon Hook
Additionally, we won a financial award of $2,000,000 for one of our previous truck accident clients. At Jenner Law, we are committed to providing an individual experience to every client we represent. Our entire team works hard to treat you like a person, not a case file, and to fight for the best possible result for you.
Get a Free Review of Your Truck Accident Case
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, our personal injury law firm will help you hold the at-fault party financially accountable for their negligence. Our Washington, DC, truck accident lawyer also helps families recover financial compensation after a fatal accident. Contact one of our team members today to find out how hard Jenner Law will go to bat for you.