If you were involved in an accident caused by the carelessness of a truck driver, you can file a claim to get compensated for your medical bills, lost income, emotional damages, and more.
In most cases, plaintiffs can settle with the insurance company representing the trucking firm without stepping foot in a courtroom. However, it’s best to work with an Austin truck accident lawyer who knows how to litigate these cases successfully in case the insurance company refuses to pay a fair settlement.
What Damages Can I Receive After a Car Accident?
Fortunately, by winning a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company, you can recover compensation for the damages you’ve suffered.
The type and extent of compensatory damages you can receive in a truck accident claim depend on the nature of your injuries. That said, some of the most common damages awarded in truck accident claims include:
- Medical bills
- Hospital expenses
- In-home care
- Lost income
- Lost future earning potential
- Property damages
- Accessibility equipment
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish or loss of enjoyment of life
- And others
Do I Need to Go to Court?
When you contact an attorney with Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law, we get to work gathering evidence and building the strongest case possible for compensation.
To do this, we may rely on a combination of physical evidence, expert testimony, and even crash reconstructions to build your case.
Often, we’re able to come to a resolution without taking the step of filing a lawsuit and going to court. By simply filing a claim directly with the trucking company or its insurance representative, we can often come to a settlement agreement.
However, this isn’t always possible. The insurance company might not be convinced of our argument, or they may be unwilling to pay a fair settlement.
In these situations, it’s crucial to go with a team that has extensive experience in truck accident litigation that can fight for you and protect your rights after a wreck.
Need a Truck Accident Lawyer? Call Us Today
At Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law we have the experience and resources to help you recover the maximum compensation available to you depending on the facts of your case—for example, the cause of the truck accident.
Ready to learn more? Give us a call at 800-488-7840 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation.