Werner Enterprises Truck Accident Lawyer
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Why Do You Need a Werner Enterprises Truck Accident Lawyer?
The attorneys at Fried Goldberg have groundbreaking experience in truck accident litigation, and have achieved record-setting case results for our clients. Contact our Atlanta-based offices today at (877) 431-8891, or schedule an appointment online for a free consultation.
For more information on Werner Enterprises and what a truck accident lawsuit could mean for your recovery, read on.
Werner Enterprises is one of the largest interstate truckload carriers in the United States. Founded in 1956, the trucking company has also grown to serve Canada and Mexico.
Werner Enterprises has more than 8,000 trucks, 24,000 trailers, and nearly 13,000 employees according to their own website. With such a large fleet, they should have the capacity to help prevent avoidable accidents with proper training and truck maintenance. Unfortunately, devastating accidents still occur.
If you’ve been in an accident with a Werner Enterprises vehicle, you have the right to hold them accountable with a truck accident lawsuit.
What Is the Average Settlement in Truck Accident Cases Against Werner Enterprises?
There is no average settlement in truck accident cases against Werner Enterprises, as the value of a claim depends on numerous factors. Case results vary significantly due to:
- The extent of bodily damage
- Supporting testimony and evidence
- Whether the truck driver or company failed to adhere to federal or state regulations
A fair settlement or verdict should cover the losses suffered by the victim. At Fried Goldberg, we have a long track record of successful settlements and verdicts. Some of our most notable settlements include the following:
- $52 million: In Atlanta, Georgia, we recovered compensation for a teenager struck by a commercial vehicle that resulted in a severe brain injury.
- $31 million: When a tractor-trailer rear-ended another vehicle in a North Carolina truck accident, an adult and two children suffered fatal injuries. We recovered damages on behalf of the grieving family in a wrongful death suit.
- $20.25 million: A woman suffered fractures so severe that she needed multiple surgeries to treat. In Georgia, a wheel came off a large truck and hit the woman’s vehicle head-on.
Our personal injury has years of experience helping truck accident victims in many states. If you or a loved one have been injured in a Werner Enterprises truck crash, please consult with our legal team today.
Why Are Werner Enterprises Lawsuits Worth More?
Werner Enterprises’ lawsuits are typically worth more due to the extensive damage caused by large truck accidents. Commercial motor vehicles weigh exponentially more than the average passenger vehicle:
- Large commercial trucks can weigh between 33,001-80,000 pounds
- Passenger vehicles can weigh as little as 3,200 pounds
Smaller passenger vehicles tend to suffer a disproportionate amount of damage in a traffic collision. In many cases, the truck driver escapes with minor injuries while the occupants of the vehicle sustain serious harm.
In a Werner Enterprises Lawsuit, our knowledgeable truck accident attorneys can evaluate your case to determine all the losses you have suffered. Losses can be recovered in a settlement or verdict by way of damages.
While every truck collision claim is different, most damages involve:
- Full covered of medical expenses related to your injuries
Loss of income for the time you cannot work
- Loss of future wages if your injuries prevent you from maintaining your current level of employment
- Pain and suffering damages
Emotional distress damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages
Punitive damages differ from other damages as they are awarded as monetary punishment for a particularly negligent party. Those funds could be ordered by a judge in addition to the amounts you’re owed due to your losses.
Not every Werner Enterprises truck accident claim may qualify for punitive damages. Speaking to a skilled attorney can help determine the true value of your case.
What Do You Do When a Werner Enterprises Truck Hits Your Car?
You must do three things after a Werner Enterprises truck strikes your car.
Make a Record of Your Injuries by Seeking Medical Care
Having a record of your injuries is critical to a personal injury case. Unfortunately, when injuries seem minor, victims may decline medical treatment at the scene only to find their injuries are much more severe later.
Delaying medical treatment even for a short time could be dangerous. Internal bleeding and brain injuries can become life-threatening if they are not detected and treated right away. Regardless of the severity of the crash, seeking medical treatment is the best way to ensure your personal safety first and foremost, as well as the integrity of your claim.
Understand Your Rights
In some cases, insurance adjusters or company representatives may use high-pressure techniques to minimize any settlement.
Quick settlements are often offered before accident victims have a chance to assess all their injuries. With the promise of a quick payout, some parties sign for the settlement, not realizing they cannot change that decision if their injuries prove far more severe.
You have a right to speak with an attorney. You also do not have to sign or verbally agree to anything. Should Werner Enterprises offer you paperwork, respectfully decline and contact us at Fried Goldberg immediately
Call an Experienced Werner Truck Accident Lawyer
Our knowledge and proven results at Fried Goldberg have garnered a strong reputation:
- We regularly hold seminars instructing others in commercial vehicle accident law
- Other law firms often refer others to us to become lead or co-counsel
- We have revolutionized the trucking industry by changing how accident cases are litigated
When you choose Fried Goldberg for representation, you have industry-leading attorneys on your side.
If you have been harmed by a Werner Enterprises truck, contact our offices today to schedule a case evaluation. We can help advise you of your rights right away, and handle all communications with the trucking company and their insurance representatives so that you may heal in peace.
Are Werner Enterprises Truck Drivers Insured?
Yes, Werner Enterprises truck drivers are self-insured. A significant portion of property damage and bodily injury is covered in-house.
It is important to know that a self-insured trucking company is more likely to deny claims or offer settlements far below their true value. When you have Fried Goldberg by your side, our accident attorneys can represent your best interests and fight for the full compensation you deserve.
How Do I File a Claim with Werner Enterprises?
There are several steps to filing an injury claim with Werner Enterprises. Commercial truck accident claims depend heavily on injury documentation and proving negligence. Some cases are more difficult to prove than others. It is critical to involve an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
At Fried Goldberg, our legal team will:
- Conduct an investigation
- Contact the trucking company to preserve evidence
- Gather pertinent evidence, including medical records, witness statements, and police reports
- Negotiate with Werner Enterprises on your behalf
- Retain any experts and investigators that may be relevant to your case
In the event of a trial, our Werner Enterprises truck accident lawyers will aggressively represent your best interests in court.
Contact Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys
While smaller than other commercial trucking companies like Swift Transportation and UPS, Werner Enterprises has similar truck accident records. These accidents are highly preventable, and Werner’s accident history could become part of the evidence your attorneys cite when arguing for robust compensation on your behalf.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a truck crash, turn to Fried Goldberg. Our Werner Enterprises truck accident attorneys have helped thousands of clients in multiple states recover much-needed settlements and verdicts. A fair settlement could help you access treatment that makes the difference between a full vs. a partial recovery. A substantial verdict could ensure the financial security of your whole family as you weather these difficult times.
Our law firm has been an instrumental leader in truck law reform. We have years of experience handling the complexities of truck accidents. Schedule a free consultation today by dialing (877) 591-1801. We are ready to help you recover.
Werner Enterprises Truck Accident FAQs
How Is Fault Determined After a Werner Enterprises Truck Accident?
Fault in a Werner Enterprises truck accident will depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to:
- Police reports: Law enforcement will conduct an investigation into the accident to determine who is at fault and include statements from drivers, vehicle occupants, and witnesses.
- Accounts from witnesses: Witness reports are vital to truck accident investigations. Law enforcement often takes statements at the scene. Your Werner Enterprises truck accident attorney can follow up with witnesses to aid your claim.
- Visual and physical evidence: Visual and physical evidence encompasses various elements of an accident, including any camera footage, tire marks on the road, and damage to the vehicles themselves.
- Documentation: Documentation is key, especially when truck accidents produce serious injuries. Medical records, electronic truck logs, vehicle inspections, maintenance checks, and more can help determine fault.
It is critical to your case to collect any documentation and records to support your case.
Are Werner Enterprises Truck Drivers Responsible for Damages?
Werner Enterprises truck drivers are considered employees. While a truck driver may have acted negligently, most claims are filed with their employer, Werner Enterprises.
In other cases, a negligent maintenance worker or faulty truck part could be responsible for the accident. Injury claims can be filed with third parties. It is in your best interest to speak to an experienced Werner Enterprises truck accident lawyer to determine all liable parties in your claim.
How Long Does It Take to Settle a Werner Enterprises Commercial Truck Accident Lawsuit?
A Werner Enterprises commercial truck accident lawsuit can take as little as a few months to settle or much longer, depending on the circumstances of your claim.
Large truck companies often have teams of lawyers to help minimize their insurance payouts. If a fair settlement is not offered, your lawyers may need to fight for the verdict you deserve in court. A skilled truck accident lawyer can help you navigate the complex system of claims and appeals to ensure you recover just compensation.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Werner Enterprises Truck Accident?
The length of time you have to file a lawsuit after a Werner Enterprises truck accident is called the statute of limitations and will vary by state. Most states follow a 2 years statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, including Georgia, where Fried Goldberg is headquartered. The time period begins on the day of the accident, so it is important to act quickly.
At Fried Goldberg, our Werner Enterprises truck accident lawyers have extensive experience helping individuals and families recover the compensation they deserve. Speak to our award-winning team today to discuss the details of your case by calling (877) 591-1801 — reach out before time runs out, and let us handle the rest.
The Truck Accident Attorneys
The Truck Accident Attorneys at Fried Goldberg LLC devote at least 75% of their caseload to representing the victims of accidents involving tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. Our extensive experience with the laws governing the trucking industry is the reason we are routinely successful at taking on trucking companies when someone is seriously injured.
The Truck Accident Attorneys
The Truck Accident Attorneys at Fried Goldberg LLC devote at least 95% of their caseload to representing the victims of accidents involving tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. Our extensive experience with the laws governing the trucking industry is the reason we are routinely successful at taking on trucking companies when someone is seriously injured.
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Negligent Hiring, Entrustment, or Retention
Actions Against Insurers for Negligent Hiring
Negligent Inspection, Maintenance, or Repair
Violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Commercial Driver’s License (“CDL”) Manual
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