Spearfish Truck Accident Lawyers
Semi-Truck Accident Claims & Lawsuits
For more than 150 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys of Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP have been professionally handling truck accident claims in Spearfish, South Dakota. We are known locally and statewide as the team to trust for tough cases that other firms do not have the bandwidth or resources to handle. When a trucking company and their insurer sees our name on a claim docket, they know that they have to take the case seriously and offer a fair settlement amount to our client.
The compensation owed to you could include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
With so much potential compensation on the line, you do not want to risk it by handling your case alone. Bring it to our firm and leave everything up to us.
How Truck Accidents are Unique
The average car accident claim is much different than the average truck accident claim. This is because trucks are intrinsically different from cars and other types of vehicles. These differences come into play when considering a truck accident claim. At least, they should if you are working with a truck accident attorney in Spearfish who understands those nuances and how they influence the case.
Truck accidents are unique in these ways:
- Severity: A commercial truck or big rig is enormous. Most weight multiple tons more than a car or even a fully loaded pickup truck. The extreme difference between a truck’s weight and that of a vehicle it hits creates a terrible situation in which catastrophic injuries are practically guaranteed to be suffered by the people in the smaller vehicle.
- Liability: In an injury claim, liability is used to describe which parties are to blame for the accident and resulting damages. In a truck accident claim, it is not unusual for liability to be split at least once. For example, the truck driver and the trucking company that employs them can both be to blame for a crash.
- Regulations: The commercial trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This administration has created a long list of rules that truck drivers and trucking companies must follow at all times, such as hours-of-service rules and weight limits for trucks. If a truck accident happens because one of these regulations has been violated, then it can be must simpler for our attorneys to prove that all of the liability belongs to the defendants.
Do Truck Accidents Settle?
Most legally valid personal injury claims end in a settlement before reaching the courtroom for litigation. This remains true for trucking accidents. Why is that, though?
Taking a case to trial is costly, time-consuming, and revealing, three things that a trucking company and an insurance company do not want to deal with. They are costly because there will be extra court fees to cover, and the company will have to pay its defense attorneys. They are time-consuming because scheduling a court date can take months, especially in highly populated areas with busy courts. Lastly, trials are revealing because details of the accident will become public, which can reflect poorly on the trucking company.
All of these factors mean that there could be a fair chance that your claim will settle. However, it is never guaranteed. What is important is that you work with a legal team that can manage your case, whether it settles or heads to trial.
Elevate Your Injury Claim Today
Our Spearfish truck accident attorneys are here to make sure that your case is as strong as it can be when it is filed. From initially investigating the circumstances of your crash to calculating your damages, you can depend on us to handle it all. Once your claim is filed, we will be ready to intercept any responses and inquiries from the insurance company, too. All you need to do is get us on your side. Leave everything up to us!
Each Case Is Handled With Individual Concern & Care
Cases Handled at State, National & International Levels
Over 150 Years of Combined Experience