What Is the Value of My Truck Accident Case?
Because all accidents vary, there is no standard settlement amount that can be applied across the board for commercial truck accidents. Instead, there are numerous variables that need to be considered in order to determine how much your claim is worth. The number of people involved, the severity of injuries sustained, and type of insurance coverage all contribute to the value of your case. In addition to these variables, damages for things like medical expenses, future medical costs, lost wages, and future lost wages add value to your case.
Factors Used to Determine the Value of Your Case
- The severity of your injuries
- How your injuries affect your quality of life
- The cost of medical care
- The cost of daily care
- The amount of money you made at the time of the accident
- How much time you had to take off of work
- The policies held by the driver, trucking company, & other responsible parties
You are entitled to compensation for any lost property caused by a truck accident. This includes damages to your car or any belongings that were in it during the accident. Compensation might be available to cover the cost of repairs as well.
In certain circumstances, punitive damages might be available for the plaintiff. However, these damages are difficult to obtain. An experienced attorney familiar with commercial truck accident cases can tell you if your case qualifies for punitive damages.
Non-economic damages can also factor into the worth of your truck accident case. Pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment or disfigurement, loss of social companionship, and humiliation are considered non-economic damages.
You can also sue more than one party for a commercial truck accident. Depending on the circumstances, the trucking company and the driver can both be held liable for damages.
At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, our commercial truck accident lawyers understand how important these cases are to our clients. Our attorneys have been serving Dallas for more than 20 years. We are ready to defend your legal rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact our Dallas team of commercial truck accident attorneys, or call (214) 301-5007 to get started on your case.