There is no average time length for an 18 wheeler truck lawsuit, but you should expect it to take at least 3 months. The length of an 18 wheeler lawsuit has a lot to do with the amount of damage to the vehicles involves and how many separate individuals or families are involved. Your personal injury lawyer will dedicate a lot of time negotiating in order to get you the best possible outcome. Until a victim has recovered, there is unlikely to be any settlement.
Traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, spinal cord injuries and organ damage are just some of the common injuries suffered in an 18 wheeler accident. The amount of damages are usually impacted by the level of impairment and dishabilles resulting from the accident.
Your personal injury attorney will be the one to calculate total damages including lost earnings due to being unable to work. They will also advise you not to take a settlement until you have recovered, as it could negatively affect the final settlement amount. The willingness of the insurance companies to negotiate a settlement in a timely manner will impact the length of time needed to reach a settlement. Our attorneys will not hesitate to take your case to trial if we need to in order to get a favorable outcome.
You can expect to recover the costs of physical therapy, loss of income from being unable to work, costs of all medical bills, and any future wages.
Non-economic damages include: emotional distress, permanent disabilities from the accident, diminished quality of life and pain and suffering.
Our lawyers have experience looking at all the options on a case to determine the price of a victim’s pain and suffering. We will not take shortcuts when seeking compensation for your injuries.
Commercial trucks insurance is around $13,792 per year for the trucker to even operate the vehicle on the road for the company the trucker works for. Many factors impact the cost of insurance including the experience of the driver, how long a truck company has been in business and the types of products or materials that are being delivered.
Make no mistake about it, commercial trucking companies are usually insured more than enough to handle lawsuits and settlements from accidents they may have caused. Many commercial trucks likely have insurance coverage up to at least $1 million or higher to limit liability in case of a major accident.
Insurance companies for the trucker and his or her company will aggressively defend their driver to back these insurance policies that exist. In some case, trucking companies will have insurance for the truck alone and additional coverage for the actual trailer carrying the goods.
Make no mistake about it, a good personal injury attorney will investigate any and all sources of recovery from the crash. If the accident is serious enough, it can take time many hours of work by an attorney to locate and determine the detailed coverage for all policies that exist for the truck and driver.
Delays in an 18 wheeler crash case can go on for months and years. If you are found to be at least somewhat at fault, this will reduce the total amount of compensation and the time it takes to finalize the case. Medical documentation can take additional time to review. Lastly, if the victim has life changing injuries and did not survive the crash, the family estate will recover the full amount permitted much sooner and negotiation time is usually made simpler.
Contact us today with your 18 wheeler accident at 505-207-4401. Out attorneys are here to get New Mexicans just like you the justice they deserve.