How much you should settle for after an Orlando truck accident may be determined by:
- The dollar value of losses that you have suffered because of your truck accident
- The extent to which one or more parties is responsible for causing those losses
- Your ability to prove that one or more people are responsible for causing your losses
- The effectiveness of anyone who represents you in settlement negotiations or at trial, such as a lawyer
Every truck accident is subject to a unique set of circumstances. Therefore, determining a fair settlement after each accident may require an independent evaluation.
A Lawyer May Help You Determine Fair Compensation
A lawyer may be able to help you determine how much to settle for after your Orlando truck accident by:
- Determining who is at fault for your accident and subsequent losses
- Determining damages that you have suffered, which the American Bar Association (ABA) explains may include medical bills and lost income
- Determining the value of economic losses arising from your accident
- Determining the value of noneconomic damages arising from your accident, which may require assistance from outside experts
In short, the amount of compensation that you seek through either a settlement or judgment may depend on the total value of the losses you have suffered because of others’ actions or failures to act.
How a Lawyer May Pursue Compensation for You
A lawyer may rely on negligence as the basis for determining who may be responsible for your losses. Someone may be considered negligent if they violated their duty of care toward you or others. The ABA measures a person’s duty of care based on what a “reasonable person” would do in a given situation, such as a truck accident. Failure to meet this standard may be considered negligent. The legal concept of duty of care is an important element of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
A motorist may have violated your duty of care by:
- Operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Operating their vehicle in an aggressive manner
- Failing to properly secure a load on their truck
- Failing to ensure that their truck was safe before driving
- Being distracted while driving
- Engaging in any driving behavior that could be considered dangerous
Your lawyer may cite evidence or testimony to show that the defendants named in your lawsuit were negligent towards you and that they owe you compensation as a result of their harmful negligence.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
A lawsuit may be one way to obtain compensation for losses you have sustained in an Orlando truck accident. These losses may include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-407-500-4000 for a free consultation about the responsive legal care that we may provide as your post-accident representatives.