Helping the injured in Greater Lafayette
One type of truck crash unique to semi-trucks is the underride accident. Such truck accidents often cause catastrophic injuries that are sometimes fatal. But recovering financial compensation after an underride accident can be complicated. That's why you need an experienced truck accident attorney at Vaughan & Vaughan fighting for your rights.
An underride accident occurs when a smaller vehicle crashes into the rear or side of a semi truck. The smaller vehicle slides underneath and is crushed instantly. The driver and passengers inside the vehicle can suffer loss of limbs, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries or traumatic brain injury.
Most trucks have rear underride guards designed to prevent this from happening. But these guards can fail, either because of faulty design or improper maintenance. Unfortunately, most trucks do not have side underride guards.
A history of meaningful results
Recovering compensation after an underride accident can be difficult. The trucking company may deny responsibility. Insurance companies are supposed to help, but are often looking for ways to pay as little as possible. They may even blame you for what happened. And they often have lawyers looking out for their best interests.
That's why you need an experienced truck accident attorney on your side. Our firm has been helping the injured in Greater Lafayette since 1913. We know the tactics trucking companies and insurance companies use to try to avoid responsibility. We know how to build strong cases that can't be ignored. Results matter at Vaughan & Vaughan.
We conduct our own investigation to find out what really happened. Our legal team knows where to look for evidence that an underride guard was improperly installed or maintained, or that a guard was defective. Trucking companies or manufacturers can be found negligent in these types of cases.
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Our attorneys also determine the true amount of damages you suffered as a result of your accident. This includes all medical expenses for current and future treatment, lost wages if you can't work, and noneconomic damages such as disability, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
We get the facts and build a case the insurance company has to take seriously. Many times, they agree to enter into settlement negotiations. If they won't agree to a settlement that meets your needs, we will be ready to fight them in court to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
If you've been injured in an underride accident, call 765-742-0056 for a free consultation with an experienced truck accident attorney. Contact Vaughan & Vaughan today.