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:

  • Each party's degree of fault. If you share blame for the accident, then your total award will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
  • The extent of your injuries. Trucking companies will typically dispute if your injuries actually occurred in the accident, perhaps claiming you had pre-existing injury. 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 recover, 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.