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How Much is Your Truck Accident Case Worth?

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Injuriesstemming from a semi-truck accident are usually more severe than when you arein an accident involving another passenger car, which, in turn, forces truckdrivers and motor carriers to carry higher levels of insurance coverage. Thismeans that settlements from truck accidents tend to be much higher than typical caraccident settlements.

RecoverableDamages

Thevalue of a personal injury lawsuit and semi-truck accident case strictlydepends on the type and amount of recoverable damages. Every case is unique,just as every person and every injury is unique. Multiple people can suffer theexact same injury yet one can be incapacitated while the other is not evenmildly inconvenienced.

Determiningthe level of your personal injury lawsuit stemming from a truck accident willhinge on several factors:

  • Strength of the case (each party’s level of fault);
  • The severity of the injury;
  • The impact of the injury on the plaintiff;
  • How long the injury will continue;
  • The amount of medical care (i.e., therapy and/or rehabilitation) required;
  • The proximity (closeness of relationship) of the injury to the accident;
  • How much insurance the truck owner carries;
  • Whether the defendant party is willing to settle the case; and
  • Local practice and precedent.

Locationand Jury Selection

Whilethe above factors will almost always be considered in determining the economic valueof the personal injury lawsuit in a truck accident, consideration must also begiven to where the case is filed. Larger metropolitan areas may supply juriesmore willing to grant larger recoveries than juries from smaller or more ruraltowns. Factors to consider when filing a personal injury lawsuit of this typeinvolve:

  • Jury construction (members of the jury);
  • Jury sympathy;
  • The appearance of the plaintiff and defendant; and
  • Overall juror perceptions.

Based on all the above factors, an experienced truck accident attorney at the las offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. will be able to supply a value to your case prior to being in front of a jury or can negotiate with the truck company’s insurance on your behalf with your calculated damages in mind.

  • The content of this article is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need help with a Truck Accident claims, consult an experienced trucking accident attoney from the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. by calling TOLL FREE: 800 - 773 - 6770 OR by filling out the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page.
The content of this website is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need help with a Truck Accident claim, consult an experienced trucking accident attorney from the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. by calling TOLL FREE: 800 - 773 - 6770 OR by filling out the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page.
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