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What Is the Average Settlement for a Truck Tractor Semi-Trailer Accident?

On average, settlements for injuries sustained in truck tractor semi-trailer accidents are larger than awards in car crash lawsuits, because truck tractor semi-trailer collisions often result in more serious losses and injuries. Further, truck tractor semi-trailer insurance policies often have higher limits that provide a greater source for recovering damages. It is not unusual for a seriously injured person involved in a California truck tractor semi-trailer collision lawsuit to settle for hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.

The San Diego personal injury lawyers at CaseyGerry are zealous advocates for drivers and their passengers who suffer serious injuries in collisions with truck tractor semi-trailers on Southern California roads and highways. We use the facts and evidence surrounding your truck tractor semi-trailer accident to recover the largest available damages award, which is often more than an average settlement amount.

How Are Truck Tractor Semi-trailer Accident Settlements Calculated?

The monetary settlement you can recover as a result of your California truck tractor semi-trailer crash should fully and reasonably compensate you for all of your losses, with reimbursements for:

  • All actual and anticipated medical expenses that you incur for the treatment of your injuries
  • The wages that you are unable to earn while recovering from those injuries, as well as compensation for lost job and promotion opportunities
  • Costs associated with occupational and rehabilitation therapy
  • Expenses associated with getting to and from doctor and therapist appointments
  • Costs to modify your living space to accommodate mobility limitations from your injuries
  • All property losses from the accident
  • Payments for your pain and suffering and other non-economic damages

A San Diego truck accident lawyer will use information about your accident, including police and eyewitness reports, as well as accident reconstruction and other expert analysis, to prove the liability of the at-fault party. Your bills and invoices from medical service providers, your wage statements, and your and your family’s testimony about the pain and suffering you are experiencing will support your accident settlement calculation.

When Will You Receive Your Truck Accident Settlement?

The insurers that cover truck tractor semi-trailer crashes have strong incentives to settle cases quickly, particularly when there are no questions about which party caused the accident. Their first settlement offers are often far below what an injured party is entitled to recover. An experienced truck accident lawyer will know the value of your case and will negotiate a higher settlement that reflects the true value of your injuries and losses. This process can last a few months to a year or more before your case is resolved and you receive your settlement.

Contact An Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer at CaseyGerry

For many decades, the San Diego truck tractor semi-trailer accident attorneys at CaseyGerry have represented Southern California drivers in lawsuits against negligent vehicle operators and the companies that employ them. We have recovered more than $25 billion in damages for our personal injury clients and will fight tirelessly to get you the largest settlement available, given the circumstances of your injuries. Reach out today to schedule your free consultation.

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