If you have been injured in an accident with a big rig, you may be wondering if it is worth pursuing a personal injury claim. If you have suffered serious injuries, then you likely know it is worth it but you may wonder how much your case will be worth. Keep reading to learn the basics of how you can discover the real worth of your case. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for your free legal consultation.
Economic Damages Are a Large Part of Truck Accident Compensation
One of the largest parts of a truck accident claim are actual economic damages. This includes things that have already happened, such as past medical costs and lost wages. It also includes estimates or projections for future losses including future medical costs and future lost wages. The amount of compensation you receive here will vary depending on the injury, the medical treatment you received and will receive, and how long the treatment lasts.
Your Age at the Time of the Accident May Be Relevant
One of the factors that may be taken into consideration when compensation is negotiated is your age at the time of the accident, along with your income level. For example, a younger person is more likely to have a longer expected working period before they retire, compared to a 60-year-old truck accident victim. As a result, the younger worker would likely be awarded a higher amount of lost future wages.
Likewise, if a highly paid executive is in an accident that prevents them from working, their future lost wages would be more than a person working part-time at a minimum wage job. However, other damages, such as pain and suffering, will vary based on the injury and severity pain, but will not vary based on the age of the person injured.
The Strength of the Evidence Will be a Deciding Factor
Common sense tells you that the stronger your evidence is, the more likely you will be to win your case. However, it is also true that the stronger the evidence is, the more likely you will be to get more compensation. If there is a clear establishment of liability, and if we have done our job and shown how strong the evidence is, then a jury or judge is more likely to decide in your favor. Likewise, it is easier to settle out of court for a reasonable settlement if the evidence is strong.
If you have been injured in a truck accident then we strongly urge you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. While the above information can help you understand what types of factors are considered when deciding these cases, we can look at your specific case and give you a better answer. Call now and request a free consultation.