Truck Accident Lawyers Serving North Dakota and Minnesota

Any vehicle accident can cause serious injury or property damage, but large truck or semi-truck accidents are especially dangerous. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, semi-truck accidents make up only about 6.5% of all vehicle accidents, but over 13% of fatal accidents. It’s not hard to understand why; even the safest car is no match for the sheer size and mass of most large semi tractors and trucks. This is why federal law requires large trucks to carry significant amounts of liability insurance.

If you have been involved in an accident with an eighteen-wheeler or other large truck, you know firsthand the devastation these accidents can cause. But you may not know what to do in the aftermath of a trucking accident. The first thing you should do is be evaluated medically, even if you don’t feel injured; shock could prevent you from being aware of any injuries. The second is to contact a truck accident lawyer.

Taking Action After a Large Truck Accident

Trucking companies know that it’s not a question of whether one of their trucks will be involved in an accident; it’s when. Accordingly, they are prepared to go into “damage control” mode. On the other hand, victims of a semi-truck or tractor-trailer accident are shocked, stunned, and suffering. They usually want nothing more than to go back to life the way it was before the accident.

Trucking companies know that, too. The company’s insurance carrier will reach out to accident victims to take their account of the accident and often, to make a settlement offer. That offer might look attractive from the perspective of someone who is injured, perhaps unable to work, and with a stack of medical bills piling up. But without talking to an experienced truck accident lawyer, accepting a settlement means you could be giving up the right to future compensation that you might need.   

After an accident, your focus should be on healing or caring for your injured family member. At Fremstad Law, our focus is on making sure you have the resources you need to do it.  We are experienced in handling truck accident issues from both the injured and insured sides.  Our experience helps us better evaluate the pros and cons of insurance claims and litigated disputes for our clients.

How a Truck Accident Law Firm Can Help

Not only are large truck accidents more lethal than most vehicle accidents, they are also more complex. There are many parties who may be liable, including the driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, and the insurer. 

An experienced attorney can help you navigate the various aspects of your case, including:

  • Identifying all parties who may be responsible for the accident
  • Gathering and securing evidence, including accident scene photos, police reports, medical records, electronic data from the truck, and statements from eyewitnesses
  • Working with expert witnesses who can testify regarding both liability and damages
  • Establishing your existing and likely future damages  

You may know that you weren’t at fault in your accident, but it’s one thing to know that, and another to prove it to a judge or jury. The truck accident lawyers of Fremstad Law have the experience needed to build and present a strong case. Often, seeing the other side’s preparation is enough to persuade an insurer to make a reasonable settlement offer to avoid a trial. 

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Getting the compensation you deserve after a serious truck accident may seem like an overwhelming process, but you don’t have to do it alone. The attorneys of Fremstad Law can manage the legal aspects of your accident claim while keeping you informed, so that you can concentrate on your health and your family. 

North Dakota and Minnesota state law gives you only a limited time in which to file a truck accident lawsuit. If you fail to do so within the time allowed, your claim is barred, which means you cannot file a lawsuit against the trucking company or its insurer, no matter how strong your case is. When you work with Fremstad Law, we make sure that your claim is filed in a timely manner so that you can get the compensation you need.

To learn more about our North Dakota and Minnesota truck accident legal services, please contact Fremstad Law to schedule a consultation.