There is no set value for truck accident settlements in Texas. Each case comes with its own value. Your damages may vary based on your injuries, financial losses, and other relevant factors. A lawyer from our team can assess your situation and pursue what you are owed.
Many Truck Accident Settlements are Confidential
The American Bar Association (ABA) notes that many truck accident cases resolve through insurance settlements. Yet, these numbers are not available to the public. That’s because insurance companies don’t have to share these outcomes.
Lawsuits are different. The outcomes of these proceedings are usually public record. Still, there is little data about how much you can recover through a lawsuit.
You Can Seek These Losses in a Truck Accident Case
While there is little information about how much truck accident settlements are worth in Texas, as an injured claimant, you can pursue:
Your Necessary Healthcare Expenses
Truck accidents can lead to serious injuries, including fractures and traumatic brain injuries. As such, you may require:
- Specialized care
- Physical therapy
- In-home assistance
- Wheelchairs and crutches
You shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for your medical care. That should be the liable party’s responsibility.
Serious injuries can affect your working ability. Your truck accident settlement can include recovery for lost tips, bonuses, and benefits. Depending on your job, you can also seek missed commissions and contracts.
Various Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages account for your non-financial losses, such as pain and suffering. Other losses include:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental trauma
Wrongful Death-Related Losses
If you lost a loved one, you deserve to focus on your family––not fret about financial matters. Our lawyers will seek a settlement that accounts for:
- Funeral expenses
- Embalming, cremation, and the burial plot
- Final healthcare expenses, such as life support
- Loss of the decedent’s income
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
Because every truck accident case is different, you may seek other losses than those listed here.
What Goes Into Pursuing a Truck Accident Settlement in Texas?
Pursuing a truck accident settlement requires proving negligence. Here, using your case’s evidence, you have to establish:
- Another party had a duty of care to drive with reasonable caution.
- Another party failed to uphold its duty of care through carelessness or recklessness.
- You suffered harm in a truck accident.
- Because you got hurt, you incurred various losses.
Evidence that can prove negligence includes:
- The police report
- Dashcam or traffic camera footage
- Black box data
- Testimony from witnesses
- Accident reconstruction specialist testimony
- Photos of the accident scene
- The points of impact on each vehicle
- The trucker’s driving log
- Your medical records
You Can Partner with Your Lawyer on a Truck Accident Claim
Trucking companies are multi-million-dollar companies. They have one goal: to profit by delivering goods and rendering services. As you can imagine, these companies have teams of lawyers ready to discredit valid claims.
However, you can partner with your own lawyer. Here, your hired legal professional can evaluate your losses, file your claim, and negotiate for what you need.
You Must Abide By the State’s Statutory Deadline
While many successful truck accident cases end with insurance claims, you should leave your options open (if you need to file a lawsuit). Texas law notes that you generally have two years to file for injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
Things to consider include:
- If you don’t file your case within the mandated period, you could lose your right to damages.
- Some factors may affect this deadline.
- Your lawyer can track this deadline and file a lawsuit accordingly.
- This deadline applies to lawsuits––not insurance claims.
You Should Consider how These Measures Could Help Your Case
While not mandatory, these considerations could help your case’s outcome:
Refrain From Giving a Recorded Statement
Recorded statements give the insurance company ammo to discredit your claim. You don’t have to give one––regardless of what the claims adjuster tells you.
Limit what You Share on Social Media
The trucking company’s lawyers and claims adjusters may look you up on social media. Doing this could give them information to downplay your injuries’ severity. Refrain from accepting friend requests, posting statuses, or uploading videos.
Follow Through with Medical Care
As you can see, insurance companies will do virtually anything to discredit claims. If you don’t get medical care, the insurer may argue that you made your condition worse and don’t deserve a settlement.
When you team up with your lawyer, they can give more information about pursuing accident settlement and what measures can support your case.
Connect with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ to Secure Fair Damages
Our lawyers will handle everything your case requires if you suffered harm in a truck accident. We can assess your losses, file your claim, and negotiate for what you need. If the liable party won’t settle, we’re prepared to file a lawsuit.
To begin your free case evaluation with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, dial (713) 850-8600.