Auto & Trucking Accidents
Large semi-trucks or 18-wheelers frequent our roads, especially since NAFTA increased their traffic up and down our highways. Semi-truck drivers are handicapped by large blind spots. Their large size makes quick stops more difficult and the risk of an accident high. A high center of gravity makes semi-trucks prone to tipping. Semi-trucks carrying cargo may pose a hazard to other drivers if that cargo is spilled on the road. If you have been injured in a semi-truck accident, the Law Office of Ryan Krebs, M.D., J.D. may be able to help you.
Distracted, aggressive drivers are prevalent on our roads and highways, and car accidents are everyday occurrences. Car accident victims often face high medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, severe injury, permanent disability, and even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Even if you are not sure that the other driver was at fault, the Law Office of Ryan Krebs, M.D., J.D. may be able to help you.
Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents
Motorcyclists and bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to injury during accidents, especially when a car or truck is involved. Speeding, alcohol or drug use, and disobeying traffic laws on the part of either a rider or the drivers of the vehicles nearby greatly increases the likelihood of a serious accident. When motorcycle and bicycle accidents occur, the consequences are often devastating. Victims are often left with serious injuries or permanent disabilities; some do not survive. For the victims and their families, high medical bills often combine with emotional strain to cause additional suffering. If you have been injured in a motorcycle or bicycle accident, the Law Office of Ryan Krebs, M.D., J.D. may be able to help you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is “PIP”?
A: “PIP” is an abbreviation for Personal Injury Protection. It is the PIP coverage of your automobile insurance that pays for your own medical bills, regardless of who was at fault for causing the accident.
Q: What is liability coverage?
A: Liability coverage is that portion of your automobile insurance that protects you if another driver or a pedestrian makes a claim against you as a result of a car accident.
Q: The adjuster for the other driver keeps calling me at home? What should I do?
A: Don’t talk to an adjuster until you speak to a lawyer. Keep in mind, the adjuster works for the other driver’s insurance company. His or her job is to pay you no money or as little as possible.
Q: Will I go to court?
A: Most personal injury cases are settled prior to going to court. A trial is needed when one of the parties refuses to settle for the true value of the claim.
Q: What should I do if I am in a car accident?
A: Call the police immediately so a report can be made at the scene of the car accident. Seek medical treatment. Keep in mind the shock of being in a car accident may hide any pain until hours or even days later. Do not speak to the at-fault driver’s insurance company about your injury or agree to a recorded statement. Call a lawyer immediately.
Q: Who pays off my bills if I am involved in a car accident?
A: In most cases, your own automobile insurance carrier will pay for medical bills regardless of who is at fault.
The law requires that the person or company responsible for the accident pay for your car repairs and injuries. Many accident victims try to handle their own injury claims hoping that the insurance company involved will settle as promptly and fairly as they advertise. Unfortunately, not all insurance companies respond in such an even-handed manner. Remember, the insurance company exists first and foremost to make a profit for its stockholders, secondarily for its policyholders and lastly to compensate you. Insurance companies have enormous advantages: vast wealth, armies of sharp, experienced adjusters and attorneys, and dozens of legal and other reasons to reduce or deny you compensation.
Negotiating alone or waiting until the insurance company makes an offer can be frustrating and costly. One wrong move, one mistake, can cost you money. Delay or guessing about the value of your case can result in the loss of valuable rights and thousands of dollars.
Compensation can be sought for medical bills, lost wages, car rentals and repairs and for any pain and suffering you have undergone. We are highly experienced in the field of automobile accident law. Our professional staff will take care of getting the proof needed to maximize recovery of your losses. The Law Office of Ryan Krebs, M.D., J.D. will use every available resource to help you.