You can easily encounter big rig trucks on the road while driving. Due to their weight and size, big rig truck accidents can be catastrophic.
A Cape Coral big rig truck accident lawyer from our firm can file a personal injury claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.
What Should I Do at the Scene of a Big Rig Truck Accident?
Most big rig truck accidents are devastating, with extensive property damage and multiple victims. The first step is to seek medical attention immediately. Typically, emergency medical care providers will be first on the scene to provide first aid before taking victims with severe injuries for thorough medical assessment at the hospital.
If you escape with only minor injuries, there’re steps you can take to ensure that you protect your right to compensation and avoid taking responsibility for the accident. They include:
Documenting the Accident Scene
Make that you take photos of your injuries, damaged car, and the big rig truck involved. Include pictures of road signs and road conditions if possible. This information is vital to filing a personal injury claim and will provide a foundation for your lawyer’s determination of the liable party.
Gathering Witness Reports
If possible, talk to the accident witnesses and write down the names and contact information. Remember that even though the police may arrive at the scene, some witnesses will leave. Your lawyer will use these contacts to get the most accurate accident account when determining liability.
Consider Hiring a Big Rig Truck Accident Lawyer
You’re entitled to compensation for any injuries or damages suffered during an accident. We can handle your claim or lawsuit. If you delay, an insurance representative may contact you with an offer for lower compensation than you deserve.
Remember that it’s essential to seek medical attention even for minor accidents. A medical report is one of the more crucial documents to calculating damages and receiving compensation.
Our Legal Fees
As a big rig truck accident victim, you may be dealing with hefty medical expenses, property damage costs, and mental anguish due to the accident. Adding legal fees to this pile can increase your frustrations. We can take your case on a contingency basis, meaning we do not charge upfront fees. We only take our payment from potential compensation we win on your behalf.
Do I Have to Go to Court After a Big Rig Truck Accident?
An insurance company and your lawyer will likely reach an out-of-court settlement for a fair compensation package for most accidents. But big rig truck accidents can be devastating with multiple victims, which sometimes leads to a trial. If your case proceeds to trial, our personal injury attorneys will do their best to win the case.
A few factors determine whether a big rig truck accident will go to trial. Some of them include:
Disagreement on the Compensation Amount
If the insurance company disputes the amount tabled by your lawyer, the case may proceed to trial. Usually, this happens if multiple victims with extensive injuries warrant huge compensation amounts for each.
The Reputation of the Trucking Company
Some companies view the payment of compensation as an admission of guilt. Instead of risking the company’s reputation, the company may prefer to go to trial.
A Dispute in Liability
The insurance company or the relevant company may dispute liability for the accident. We can help gather evidence to prove liability in case of an accident.
What Is the Average Settlement for a Big Rig Truck Accident?
Generally, settlement amounts for big rig truck accidents are more extensive than regular car accidents. This is mainly because of the extent of damage caused by such an accident. Various factors will determine the settlement amount as a big rig truck accident victim.
The first is the severity of injuries and the consequent expenses incurred to cater for medical bills. The more serious the injuries, the higher the compensation amount. The other factor is the extent of the driver’s liability. If the accident is due to the driver’s distraction, intoxication, or speeding, then they could be fully responsible for the accident. This usually results in a higher compensation amount.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Can Help
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we shoulder the burden of your personal injury claim so you can focus on your recovery. We offer responsive legal care and are prepared to answer all your questions to ensure you’re confident in our services.
We also understand the inconvenience of restoring damaged property or scheduling your appointments when dealing with severe injuries. For this reason, we can help you fix your car and schedule your doctor’s appointments. Reach us at 1-800-747-3733 for your first free initial consultation on your big rig truck accident case.
We Can Help.