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How Much Is Your Truck Accident Case Worth?

Determining the worth of any truck accident case is often tough since there are a wide array of variables involved. No two truck accidents are alike.

Furthermore, because truck drivers are working for a company, the insurance policy will be different compared to ordinary car insurance. It is even possible that there are various “commercial policies” for a truck accident which has resulted in injuries.

The following are factors which may influence what your case is worth:

  • The degree of fault of each party. If it is determined that you are partially at fault for the accident, you will most likely not be fully compensated for your injuries. The reduction in recovery will equal the percentage in which you are at fault.
  • The extent of your injuries and the degree to which your injuries are related to the accident. Trucking companies will typically dispute if your injuries are actually related to the accident or not, or whether they are caused by something else or due to a pre-existing condition. It is imperative to have a medical professional examine your injuries to determine their severity and how they are related to the accident.
  • The amount and cost of medical care necessary. These include surgeries, hospital stays, physical rehabilitation, and perhaps home care requirements.
  • If you obtain a settlement or if your case goes to trial. Depending on how you obtain your settlement can affect how much compensation you ultimately receive, since trial requires attorney fees and court fees.

If you suffered a serious injury in a collision involving a negligent truck driver, contact Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP and schedule a free consultation with our New York City personal injury lawyers today.