Average settlement figures for Orlando truck accidents may not generally be available—and may be of little value to you even if you did have access to them. Some reasons why considering average settlement figures may not be useful to you include:
- Your accident is one of a kind
- The facts and variables of other truck accidents have no bearing on your odds of obtaining compensation
- The details of other compensation settlements are not reliable predictors of whether you receive compensation, or how much compensation you could receive
- You may receive more or less compensation than another plaintiff, even if the circumstances of their truck accident were very similar to yours
It may be more efficient to speak with the team for an Orlando truck accident lawyer to determine a possible range of compensation that may result from your lawsuit.
The Facts of Your Accident May Influence Your Possible Awards
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles published statistics which show that, in 2018, trucks accounted for a significant number of accidents resulting in injury and death. It may be accurate to assume that each and every one of those truck-related accidents was completely unique and independent of one another.
Any truck accident involving you or your loved one may also be independent of all other truck accidents in the state, and therefore the average settlement figures for other Orlando truck accidents may not be an accurate determinant of any settlement that you may ultimately win.
Instead, in order to calculate a range of settlement figures that you may request and accept, your lawyer may:
- Determine the types of losses you have sustained because of your truck accident
- Determine the value of direct economic losses, such as lost income and medical expenses, that have resulted from your accident
- Assign a value to non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, inflicted on you because of your accident
- Determine the extent to which other parties are responsible for your losses through negligence or other types of wrongdoing
After doing these things, your lawyer may:
- Initiate a lawsuit outlining your losses and argue that one or more defendants are responsible for compensating you for your losses
- Negotiate a settlement on your behalf, or argue for compensation at trial
- Protect your rights as they fight for the compensation that you may deserve
Among other losses, your lawyer could pursue compensation for:
- Healthcare costs
- Lost income
- Diminished earning power
- Long-term health consequences such as chronic pain or impaired cognitive abilities
- Pain and suffering
- Harm to your general quality of life
You do not have to fight for justice on your own, as an Orlando truck accident lawyer may take on your fight in the appropriate legal venues.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
You may want to call a lawyer as soon as you can after your truck accident, as Florida Statutes §95.11 generally restricts the period of time that you may have to pursue any lawsuit that you deem necessary.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to learn more about our responsive legal care, and how we will go the extra mile for you. Speak to a representative about how the average settlement figures for other Orlando truck accidents would not be helpful to you (if they were available).