How much your truck accident claim is worth will depend on your case’s details. The out-of-pocket expenses you pay and the amount of pain your injuries cause could influence how much your truck accident claim is worth.
A truck accident attorney can determine the value of your case by analyzing your accident-related losses. An injury lawyer can analyze evidence and determine the overall value of your case to help you seek fair compensation.
How a Lawyer Can Calculate the Value of Your Truck Accident Claim
A lawyer from our firm can calculate the value of your truck accident claim by looking at evidence of your accident-related losses. This could include:
- Medical records
- Hospital bills
- Auto repair shop invoices
- The cost of medical equipment or home modifications to accommodate your injuries
- Testimony from witnesses, your doctor, or your friends and family
- Your written or verbal statements about how the injuries affect your life
- Proof of the work payments you missed because of your injury
Your truck accident lawyer can add up the cost of your losses to assign a value to your case. Once you understand how much your truck accident case is worth, you can seek compensation by filing an insurance claim or a lawsuit.
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Damages You Could Recover Through a Truck Accident Case
You can recover economic and non-economic damages by filing a truck accident case. Economic damages refer to the monetary losses you sustained because of the truck accident. Non-economic damages are more subjective but recoverable, nonetheless. These account for the intangible losses the accident caused.
Some economic damages you could recover after a truck accident include:
- Your medical expenses
- Property damage, such as the repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Lost income and benefits
- Reduced earning capacity
Your recoverable non-economic damages may cover:
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and mental anguish
If your loved one suffered fatal injuries in a truck accident, we extend our condolences. You could file a wrongful death case to recover damages such as:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Hospital bills related to your loved one’s accident
You Can File a Claim or a Lawsuit After a Truck Accident
When you suffer injuries because of someone else’s negligence, you can file a claim or lawsuit against them to recover compensation.
Filing a claim involves working with the insurance company. In some cases, filing an insurance claim is straightforward; other times, you may have trouble because insurance companies use tricky tactics to undervalue your case. They could try to offer you a settlement offer that does not cover all the losses you suffered.
Luckily, you also have the option to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. A lawyer can help you collect evidence of the at-fault party’s negligence and file a lawsuit with the appropriate civil court.
You Must File Your Truck Accident Lawsuit on Time
If you and your legal team decide that filing a lawsuit is the best route to take, you should be aware of your state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is a law that sets the maximum time you have to file a lawsuit.
In some states, you may have several years to file. In others, you could have only one year to submit your lawsuit. It’s best to get started on your case early to avoid running into any trouble with the filing deadlines. If you file your lawsuit too late, you risk losing your opportunity to recover compensation.
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Someone Else Must Be At Fault for the Truck Accident if You Plan To File a Claim
You have to prove that another party is liable for causing the truck accident if you wish to file a claim for compensation. Your lawyer can help you prove liability by demonstrating negligence. This involves proving:
- The liable party had a duty of care to ensure your safety
- They breached this duty of care by acting with negligence
- Their negligence was the cause of the accident and your injuries
- You suffered damages as a result of the truck accident
Photos and videos from the accident scene, medical records, and the police report may be useful evidence in your case. Once our team has established the at-fault party’s negligence, they can be held financially accountable for causing the truck accident.
Who Can You File a Truck Accident Claim Against?
You can file a truck accident claim against the at-fault party. In your case, the liable party could be:
- The truck driver
- The owner of the truck
- The truck driver’s employer
- A maintenance worker
- A cargo loading company
Our team will determine which party or parties caused your accident to help you seek a fair settlement.
Contact Us Today for Help With Filing a Truck Accident Claim
After your truck accident, you deserve time to recover from your injuries. Allow Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to manage your case for you. We’re prepared to fight for the compensation you need.
Get started on your case today by calling us for a free consultation.