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Commercial Vehicle Accidents FAQs

Semi-trucks and other commercial vehicle accidents are likely to result in serious and even sometimes deadly injuries. This guide will provide you with some of the most commonly asked questions related to truck accidents. If you need more information, you can also visit this site. If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident, it is best to contact an attorney as soon as you can.  

FAQs About Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Is my truck accident worth a lot?

Every truck accident is unique in its own way. There is no exact or standard amount that can be given from the start. There are various factors that will determine how much your commercial vehicle accident is worth. Some factors used to determine the amount include lost wages, medical bills, and funeral expenses, if necessary. Pain and suffering will also be included in the amount. You can receive recovery payouts for any treatment you underwent, medical expenses, vehicle damage, loss of consortium, and more.

Is there a standard settlement amount for truck accidents?

No, there isn’t an average settlement amount that can be given for commercial vehicle accidents. As mentioned above, the amount you receive as a settlement will vary depending on your lost wages and the extremity of your injuries.

How will liability be determined in a truck accident?

The fault will be determined by investigating the scene of the accident, going over witness testimony, and police reports. This information will help whoever is investigating the accident to determine liability. If you hire an attorney, they will also analyze the company and the driver. The attorney will want to know how the truck driver was trained and hired, the number of hours they had been working, and the condition of the truck prior to the accident.

Is the driver of the truck or the trucking company liable in a truck accident?

It is possible to hold both the truck driver and the company he works for liable following a truck accident. However, this determination cannot be made until the investigation is complete. It is possible that the trucking company may try to back out of being held responsible by claiming that the driver never worked for them. They may also come up with some other excuse to avoid taking responsibility. This is why it is critical that you hire an experienced truck accident lawyer to help uncover these things.

How long will it take for a decision to be reached in a truck accident claim?

After you hire a truck accident lawyer, it will take some time to resolve your case entirely. This can depend on various factors such as medical treatment, communication with insurance companies, negotiations, etc. A lawsuit can take up to several years to finalize.  

Is there a deadline to file a truck accident lawsuit?

All personal injury cases have statute of limitation laws that must be followed. This means that you will only have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit following a truck accident. Once this time has expired, a lawsuit cannot be brought forth. Most states give two years to file a personal injury claim after an accident has occurred.