What is a Truck Accident Claim?
New Brunswick has mandatory automobile insurance. If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, you are entitled to different types of compensation and benefits under these insurance policies. What compensation is available to you depends on how the truck accident happened and what losses or injuries result from the accident.
It is sometimes difficult to understand the benefits or compensation available after a truck accident. Insurance companies may not provide you with all the detailed information on the compensation you may be eligible for. Compensation or benefits may cover:
- Medical and other expenses
- Loss of income
- General damages for pain and suffering
- Inability to do housework
- And more
Some benefits are available immediately after a truck accident, and other compensation may be available later as a lump sum. Some benefits may be automatically available regardless of who is at fault for the accident. Other compensation may require proof of fault or injury.
Our personal injury law firm has over 35 years of experience, specifically in the area of truck accident claims. Our lawyers exclusively practice personal injury law, and we only ever represent the side of the injured party. We have represented thousands of injured individuals in their personal injury claims throughout New Brunswick, helping them recover the compensation they deserve. Our injury lawyers are also trained in trauma-informed practices to help support you as you navigate the legal system.
Understanding Truck Accident Claims
A truck accident includes any collision or accident that involves a large commercial vehicle like a semi-truck, dump truck, box truck, or other heavy-duty truck. These accidents usually occur on highways, roads, construction sites, and parking lots but can happen anywhere. Truck accidents can be caused by the fault of the truck driver. For example, a truck driver may: drive while fatigued, speed, or improperly secure cargo. Other conditions like weather, animals, and other hazards can also lead to a truck accident.
Truck accidents can be devastating and cause severe injury, loss, and death due to the large size and weight of trucks. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident, it is critical to contact a truck accident lawyer right away to understand your legal options. Different types of compensation may be available to those harmed by truck crashes in New Brunswick. A personal injury attorney can review your case and explain your potential compensation.
There are also strict limitation periods for filing truck accident claims that are governed by specific laws in New Brunswick. A truck accident lawyer can advise you of any deadlines and ensure you do not lose your right to pursue claims against the truck driver, trucking company, or other responsible parties. The sooner you consult with an attorney after a truck accident, the better they can protect your rights.
Why Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer in New Brunswick
Truck accident claims can be complex and can take many months or years to resolve. It is critical to have an experienced truck accident attorney on your side who can guide you through the process and fight for full compensation.
It is also essential to choose a lawyer familiar with truck accident laws and regulations specific to New Brunswick. Rules differ between provinces, so your attorney should have experience handling truck crash cases in NB courts.
You also want a lawyer who has represented truck accident victims before NB judges and knows how to effectively argue these cases to get results. Our veteran truck accident lawyers understand the intricacies of truck accident litigation in New Brunswick and can leverage this knowledge for your benefit.
At Melanson Law, we have over 35 years of specialized experience handling truck accident injury claims of all types throughout New Brunswick. We practice exclusively personal injury law and have a profound understanding of provincial trucking regulations and insurance policies. We know how to deal with trucking companies and challenge inadequate settlements. We frequently appear before NB courts advocating for our injured clients.
Our Truck Accident Legal Services
Melanson Law has extensive experience with truck accident claims and has helped numerous victims and families obtain compensation after devastating truck crashes. We handle collisions involving semi-trucks, dump trucks, box trucks, tractor trailers, and other commercial trucks. Our attorneys have represented clients with catastrophic injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Lacerations and scars
- Chronic pain
- PTSD and emotional trauma
- Psychological injuries
- Soft tissue damage
- Internal organ damage
- Wrongful death
We also assist families who have lost a loved one in a fatal truck collision.
Our attorneys help determine all potential compensation and benefits available after a truck crash. For instance, certain insurance benefits can be accessed quickly, while other damages may require waiting until the full effects of the injuries are known. The dedicated truck accident lawyers at Melanson Law will create a personalized legal strategy to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
Our Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers
The father-daughter team of Brent and Jessica Melanson leads Melanson Law. Brent has handled truck accident claims for over 35 years, and Jessica has over 10 years of background. Our entire team of New Brunswick personal injury attorneys has extensive knowledge in truck crash cases and takes a caring, client-focused approach.
We have considerable knowledge in representing victims of truck wrecks. We understand the intricacies of truck accident litigation and are intimately familiar with applicable laws and regulations. We have successfully resolved numerous claims and built strong relationships with insurance adjusters and defense lawyers, ensuring trucking companies take claims seriously.
A critical part of a truck accident lawyer’s role is guiding clients through the legal process. Melanson Law takes this responsibility seriously. We clearly explain each step of the case, weigh options, and provide advice. We regularly update clients and develop customized legal strategies to secure maximum compensation. Our goal is to support clients fully while aggressively pursuing their legal rights.
At its core, personal injury law is about helping people. Trucking companies and insurers often deny or minimize valid claims without an attorney advocating for victims. At Melanson Law, we care deeply about enforcing our clients’ rights and obtaining the maximum compensation they deserve after a truck crash. We work tirelessly to achieve the best possible results.
Contact Us About Your Truck Accident Case
Melanson Law provides free consultations by phone or in our office for those injured in truck crashes. We also represent families of truck accident victims. During the free case review, we explain the truck injury claim process and potential compensation available.
If you are located near Fredericton, we can schedule an appointment at our office. Call us anytime on our toll-free line, and we can arrange your free truck accident consultation.