If you have been hurt in a truck accident caused by someone else, you may be wondering how much your case may be worth. Thinking like this is completely understandable, as a truck accident can result in many issues that warrant compensation. For example, a truck accident that puts you in the hospital could leave you with medical bills well into the tens of thousands of dollars and several weeks or months of lost income. Additionally, Texas law1 allows personal injury victims to recover for non-economic damages like pain and suffering as well.
So, how much is your case worth? It is simply not possible to talk about a “typical” truck accident case as every case is different. Here are examples of the kinds of damages2 that are often successfully recovered in a Texas truck accident case:
- Damage to property
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Past, current, and future lost income
- Loss of quality of life
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
The exact amount of money that you recover will depend on the nature and severity of your injuries, your prognosis, the type of car you were driving, the amount of money you typically make, and more. When you meet with an attorney, he or she will thoroughly analyze your case and give you an idea of how much compensation you may expect.
DO NOT TRUST THE INSURANCE COMPANY
After a truck accident, you may be approached by the truck driver’s or truck company’s insurance company with a settlement offer. It is critically important to understand that the insurance company’s only goal is to limit their liability for the accident and want to pay you as little as possible. For this reason, it is very important to speak with an experienced lawyer before accepting any settlement offer.
Call a Texas Big Rig Wreck Attorney Today
Trying to get the compensation you deserve after a truck accident can be a difficult process. Luckily, you do not have to go through it alone. To schedule a free consultation with Stewart Guss, call our office today at 800-898-4877 or contact us online.