An attorney who gets results for people injured in truck accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, it's important to take action quickly to protect your rights.
Attorney Edward McNelis has been helping clients injured in truck accidents since 1982. He knows that trucking companies and their insurance carriers are not on your side.
Truck accidents can be devastating. A fully loaded 18-wheeler can weigh 80,000 pounds. When that truck hits a car while traveling at 65 mph or faster, it can cause tremendous damage-and serious injuries. People in truck accidents can suffer from brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and injuries to internal organs, to name a few serious consequences of a crash.
A truck accident can also damage your finances. There are medical expenses, including surgery, hospitalization and doctor's appointments. You may need physical therapy. There may be medication you need to take. Then there's the loss of your vehicle. If you can't work, there are lost wages. The costs add up fast.
What can you do? McNelis Law can help you strike back.
Fighting for your rights. Standing up to trucking companies.
Truck accidents are different from car accidents because more parties typically are involved. There is the truck driver, the insurance companies - usually the cab and trailer have separate insurance - and the trucking company that hired the driver. In some cases, the trucking company may be liable for the accident. You can be sure they will take an active role in trying to deny your claim.
A trucking company will often send someone to the scene within hours after an accident to investigate. They are looking for any evidence that could show the driver or the company was not at fault. If they do find evidence of negligence-such as a driver who was speeding, texting or driving longer than allowed by law-they are going to keep it quiet. Their goal is to deny you compensation, or at least keep it low.
Attorney Edward P. McNelis knows how trucking companies operate, and he won't stand for anything that threatens your legal rights. He'll conduct his own investigation to look for evidence of negligence. He'll interview anyone who can provide information about what happened-including witnesses, passengers, and police officers and medical personnel who were on the scene. He will also examine all related documents-accident reports, medical records, repair estimates, driver logs. He may consult experts to examine the scene and determine how the accident happened.
That's why it's important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your truck accident. We can act quickly to document the scene, preserve evidence and talk to the people involved while their memories of the accident are still fresh. For instance, trucking companies are only required to keep driver logs for six months - unless an attorney takes action. If you wait too long, the trucking company may destroy that critical piece of evidence.
Attorney Edward McNelis will protect your rights and fight to get you the full compensation you deserve for your injuries, so you can focus on recovery. Many times, insurance companies will see how well-prepared our case is and negotiate a favorable settlement. But if they are not willing to be fair, we'll be ready to fight your case in court.
If you have any questions, visit our truck accident FAQ page and then talk to Edward. If you've been injured in a truck accident, you need an experienced attorney who won't back down on your side. Call today for your free consultation.