The amount of money that you settle for after a truck accident varies depending on many factors. Truck accident settlements fluctuate based on the cost of the damages suffered, the role of a liable party, and the scope of the case. Large vehicles such as commercial trucks tend to cause major forms of damage, which may lead to a larger settlement amount than a case involving smaller vehicles. A lawyer who focuses on these accidents will look at the specifics of the accident as they collect evidence and identify a liable party.
Size and weight are two major factors in truck accidents. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has several size and weight limits in place to reduce the risks that commercial truck drivers take when carrying cargo. When a commercial driver or their company fails to abide by these guidelines, they put themselves and other drivers at risk of severe personal injuries, damaged vehicles, and even wrongful death. Those who violate the size and weight limit laws face severe legal consequences.
These factors and others may play a role in a truck accident case. Your lawyer will examine the costs of the damages incurred in an accident. For example, medical expenses for serious personal injuries can be quite costly. In addition to medical costs related to major injuries, a victim’s vehicle may suffer substantial damage. Psychological trauma and other forms of pain and suffering are also worth examining in the fallout of a truck accident. When you have a lawyer working on your side, they will look at these damages and others to determine a value for your case.
According to Florida Statutes §95.11, you have a limited amount of time to take legal action after an accident that causes a personal injury in the state of Florida. When you connect with a lawyer after an accident, they can begin to collect evidence and build a case that represents your legal position. However, if you fail to act within the statute of limitations in the state of Florida, then it is likely that you will find yourself with no options.
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How much you should settle for after a truck accident often varies widely. It is difficult to determine the average settlement amount for any accident. A lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will defend your position and build a case on your behalf as we fight to recover any forms of monetary compensation that you may be owed after a truck accident.
Contact our office today at 1-800-747-3733 for more information. You worry about getting better. We take care of the legal process.