Commercial Truck Accident FAQs
When injured victims come to us after a truck accident, they understandably have many questions. Here are some answers to the questions we hear most often from truck accident victims. For more information or to discuss the specifics of your case with a Nashville truck accident attorney, call our office today.
Who Can Be Held Liable for My Truck Accident?
If you have never dealt with a commercial accident before, the fact that a business is involved may make things seem confusing. In general, companies who employ truck drivers (even as independent contractors) can be held liable for accidents caused by the driver they employ. This is usually a good thing for victims, as companies tend to have insurance policies with much higher limits than individuals.
How Much is My Truck Accident Case Worth?
Truck accidents can leave victims with substantial losses, including astronomical medical expenses, lost income, damage to their vehicle, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and lost quality of life. It’s not surprising, then, that victims are anxious to know how much they will be able to recover. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to provide an estimate of the value of a truck accident claim without conducting a thorough analysis of the individual circumstances of a given case. Some of the factors that will affect how much you recover for your truck accident case include:
- Your age
- The severity and extent of your injuries
- Your prognosis
- Your income
- Whether you were partially at fault for your accident
Will My Truck Accident Case Go to Court?
There’s no way to know how a case is going to be resolved until it’s over. Settlement negotiations can break down in the minutes before a victim is planning on signing a settlement agreement, and a case can settle in the midst of contentious litigation. That said, it’s instructive to keep in mind that the vast majority of personal injury cases – including truck accident cases – are resolved out of court.
Do I Need to Retain an Attorney?
It is always advisable to retain a lawyer to represent you after a truck accident. Insurance companies are savvy and experienced, and adjusters typically have no problem taking advantage of victims who do not fully understand their rights or know what their cases are worth. When you retain an attorney, you even the playing field and can rest assured that your rights will be protected during the entire process of getting the compensation to which you are entitled under the law.
Call Bednarz Law Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Nashville Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, it’s imperative that you call a lawyer as soon as you can. At Bednarz Law, we will review the facts of your case at no cost to you and advise you as to whether we believe you have a claim. If you choose us to represent you, you will never pay us a cent unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. To schedule a free case evaluation, call us today at 615-590-7276 or contact us online.