How Much is My Semi Truck Accident Claim Worth?
In a semi truck accident, it’s possible that one or more “commercial policies” exist for the defendant and the trucking company. Insurance policies that insure semi trucks are mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and they don’t follow the same rules as policies required for passenger vehicles.
What determines the value of your semi truck accident claim?
There are several factors to take into consideration when coming up with a total value for your semi-truck case, including some of the following:
- Total amount of your medical bills
- Any lost wages
- The severity of your injuries
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
And while your accident may include more or less factors than those listed here, it’s important to realize that no one can give you an actual dollar amount until your claim is fully investigated.
Why is it best not to settle a semi truck accident claim quickly?
Insurance companies are notorious for wanting to settle accident claims as quickly as possible, and there’s no truer example of this than when a semi truck is involved. Why? Because they risk losing a lot more money on these claims!
We never advise anyone to hurry a settlement after being hit by a semi truck for the following reasons:
- The accident victim wasn’t fully aware of their total injuries.
- The length and type of treatment changed as injuries began to heal or worsen.
- The victim didn’t anticipate the strain it would place on their personal life.
- The victim didn’t account for the psychological toll it exacted from them while riding in, or driving, a car again.
Our experience has taught us that no one is able to fully account for the entirety of their injuries or personal loss immediately following an accident with a semi truck.
Ultimately, having experienced legal representation oversee your claim while you undergo treatment is a way to ensure you are compensated for your total losses.
What Can I recover For In My Semi Truck Accident Claim?
Our semi truck accident injury attorneys will typically look at the following three factors when attempting to make a recovery for your claim:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages or loss of earning capacity
- Past and future pain, suffering, disfigurement, and disability
The Pisanchyn Law Firm recently obtained $1.5 Million for a client. In this case, the truck company and insurance company smuggled the driver out of the scene so he never received a field sobriety test to show that he was on drugs at the time of the collision.
Never agree to any offer made by the trucking company or their insurance adjusters without first consulting legal aid. Not only are our Pennsylvania semi truck accident attorneys on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we also offer free consultations and representation for semi truck accident victims until we win your case and even then you will never pay out of pocket; we will only be paying you the money you deserve.
Please, call our semi truck accident lawyers now toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. Our semi truck accident lawyers have offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Scranton and will travel to you.