If you suffered serious injuries after an accident with a truck, you might wonder how much your case is worth.
Without an attorney, you may lose out on the just compensation you deserve.
Pursuing financial compensation from the liable party while attempting to recover from your injuries is close to impossible without the help of a qualified attorney.
As they fight for your financial recovery and protect your rights, you can focus on recovering.
Securing the financial compensation you and your loved ones need and deserve help gets you back on your feet and on the road to recovery.
What Is an Average Truck Accident Settlement?
Most attorneys know that each case presents its own unique set of facts and details that impact the value of your semi-truck accident settlement.
For this reason, most experienced attorneys never use a Texas truck accident settlement calculator.
Instead, your attorney uses the facts surrounding your truck accident to create a range of values for your particular case.
Some or all of these factors are generally present in all truck accidents. However, the impact they have on your case varies significantly.
A precise determination of liability creates a great chance of winning at trial. For this reason, parties may also be willing to negotiate a just settlement offer.
A partial determination of fault for your truck accident may also affect your recovery.
Texas law dictates that you may not recover any financial compensation if you are deemed 51% or more at fault for your accident.
However, if you were 50% or less responsible for the truck accident, any final award is reduced by your proportion of fault.
Severity of Injuries
Generally speaking, the more severe your injuries, the more financial compensation you will likely receive.
Factors determining severity include whether your injuries result in permanent disability or disfigurement, the extent of your medical surgeries and treatment, and whether you will fully recover.
Understanding an average value for your case helps you know what you may be willing to settle for in negotiations.
Although you should never settle for less than what your case is worth, in some situations, it may be advantageous to consider a settlement rather than going to trial.
In consultation with your attorney, you may decide what route is best for you after understanding your options.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Semi-Truck Accident Settlement?
When you suffer injuries in a truck accident, you deserve to recover compensation for your losses.
Fortunately, Texas law permits injured victims to recover financial compensation from economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include direct, tangible losses related to the accident that include:
- Medical expenses for both past and future expenses,
- Lost income,
- Loss of future earnings, and
- Property damage.
Retain a copy of your receipts, invoices, and other documentation to support your losses.
Your attorney uses this information to calculate the economic damages portion of your Texas truck accident settlement.
Non-economic damages include intangible and subjective losses related to your injuries.
These damages include:
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress,
- Permanent disability,
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and
- Scarring or permanent disfigurement.
These losses are much harder to establish and calculate than economic damages because they are less tangible.
In other words, there are no receipts to look at and tally up for emotional distress or loss of enjoyment of life. You need an experienced hand to reach appropriate values for these losses.
Even though economic damages are easier to calculate and prove, in some cases, non-economic damages more adequately compensate a victim for their suffering.
However, without a qualified personal injury attorney’s assistance, it may be nearly impossible to establish the evidence needed to support the recovery of the non-economic damages.
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We know the hardships you face as you recover from your accident. We aren’t afraid to negotiate aggressively or take your case to court if necessary.
You shouldn’t have to fight with other attorneys or insurance companies.
We are serious about getting the compensation you deserve, and we possess the experience, knowledge, and skill to fight for the protection of your rights.
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