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Settling cases involving 18 wheeler Truck Accidents
Accidents involving 18-wheelers are more complicated and time-consuming to settle than regular traffic crashes. What goes into pursuing and defending these claims, and how can clients get the highest settlement possible?
How long does it typically take to resolve a lawsuit involving an 18-wheeler truck? What usually happens during this process?
Big-rig accidents generally take longer to resolve than accidents involving individual vehicles. One explanation for this is that after hitting with a truck weighing up to 80,000 pounds, the severity of the damage is typically substantially worse. A more serious injury typically necessitates prolonged medical care, which makes it more difficult to demonstrate a claim.
The fact that trucking companies are covered by commercial insurance, which is not known for responding swiftly to accidents, is another consideration. The battle over just compensation may take longer because the insurance are commercial in nature.
An first investigation is conducted to determine responsibility and gather the proof needed to win the case. In order to resolve a lawsuit involving serious damage or wrongful death, litigation is typically necessary. However, many truck accidents are resolved before the jury returns a verdict.
Do truck accidents and car accidents have different settlement procedures?
If yes, kindly describe the methods in which this happens.
A lawsuit is frequently filed following a truck accident, as opposed to a regular vehicle accident. Expert witnesses are frequently required to help a jury understand the facts unless liability is obvious and damages are uncontested. These witnesses will discuss the injuries and how they will affect the victim’s future, including doctors, life care planners, and accident reenactment experts.
Auto accident settlements are handled by adjusters who frequently have many active cases at once, and the majority do not cause lasting harm. Trucking cases take longer because they are more complicated and typically include more serious injuries.
What elements frequently make an 18-wheeler accident settlement difficult?
Victims might anticipate a defense being put up, even in circumstances that are blatantly obvious, and some of the better truck accident insurance defense lawyers are highly skilled at doing so. Liability is distributed in places like Texas, and there is a strong incentive to try to pin the blame on the victim.
Additionally, a recent statute in Texas restricts the initial evidence a personal injury lawyer can present in a trial against the trucking firm resulting from a truck accident.
How do you assist your clients in receiving the highest possible compensation?
We have been assisting truck accident victims for more than three decades. We are still unbeaten. Many defense attorneys bring truck accidents to our office for handling because of our competence and tried-and-true manner of maximizing compensation.
Which tasks in your career provide you the most satisfaction? What aspects are most challenging?
The most enjoyable aspect of my personal injury practice is the relationships I have with my clients. Going through a challenge together can develop a unique friendship. The best moment of my week is when a client I used to represent calls!
What counsel would you offer anyone considering a career in personal injury law?
I always advise anyone planning to attend law school to work as many different sorts of legal positions as they can. Not everyone should pursue personal injury litigation, but for those who do, it may be financially profitable and personally fulfilling due to the ties you build with your clients.
Personal injury may be a wonderful fit for persons who have an entrepreneurial spirit. Considering that personal injury claims are accepted on a contingency fee basis, a personal injury attorney must assume a financial risk in each case. Overall, I heartily endorse personal injury as a practice area for novice lawyers.
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