I was injured in a commercial truck accident. How much compensation could I potentially receive?
The settlement amount for a trucking-related accident varies from case to case. The amount of compensation received depends on the severity of the injury sustained, damages to the vehicle, and the emotional and financial suffering the accident has caused the victim. Once a settlement amount is determined, this provides compensation for any vehicle damages, hospital bills, as well as any court-related fees if your case was brought to court. There have been many truck-related cases that have resulted in compensation of over one million dollars. Again, the compensation amount will depend on the severity of the case and damages caused.
Are there any other hidden fees I should be aware of after hiring a truck accident attorney?
Besides the attorney fee, there will also be court-related fees if your case is brought to court, along with investigation fees. It is important that we look into all aspects of your case in order to build strong evidence and get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Do I have to hire a truck accident attorney, or can I just hire a car accident attorney?
It is important if you were involved in a trucking accident to hire a truck accident attorney. We specialize in these specific types of accidents and know what contingencies to look for. It is important to choose an attorney that understands the nuances for these types of cases, has had extensive experience under their belt and a high success rate, as well as someone you can trust and feel comfortable with to guide you through the process. It is advised to contact an attorney as quickly as possible if you are involved in a trucking-related accident.
How fault determined in a commercial truck accident?
The way that fault is determined will depend on a few factors. We will need to look into the experience of the driver, the extent of the injuries, and look into the police report to know what caused the accident and to help you build your case. At the scene, a police officer will indicate all of the details of what took place and if the accident was a result of negligence on behalf of the driver. A few things we will look for are the training and licensing of the commercial truck driver, how many hours they had been on the road when the accident occurred, along with the condition of the truck itself.
Who is liable in a commercial truck accident?
Dependent upon the case, usually both the driver and the commercial truck company are held liable in a trucking-related accident. A commercial truck company represents the drivers that work for them. Usually, when these types of accidents occur commercial truck companies will claim that it was the fault of the driver and they have no ties to the driver and/or the vehicle involved. We work to mediate the situation and speak on behalf of you to accurately determine who is liable for your damages and/or injuries.
How long does a commercial truck accident lawsuit take?
The amount of time it takes to settle a commercial truck lawsuit depends on many different factors. Your attorney will need to investigate who is liable for the accident, look into any medical bills or hospital stays that were involved, the extent of the injuries or damages, and look into all evidence to help to strongly build your case. Often, this can take up to a year or even a few years. It is important to have patience and trust your attorney to help you receive maximum compensation and justice for any damages emotionally, physically, and financially that may have been caused to you.
I’ve been in a commercial trucking accident; how soon do I need to file a claim?
It is advised to file and contact an attorney as soon as you are involved in an accident. Most states have a deadline for how long you can wait and once that window expires, you can no longer file for a lawsuit. It is important to handle a trucking accident as quickly as possible in order to be awarded the maximum compensation you deserve for your situation. Research your local laws on how long your window is for filing for a lawsuit. Some states have a two-year window, others can be less or longer. These deadlines usually start the exact date that the crash has taken place.