You’ve been in a truck accident, you’re injured, and you need help. You know you’re going to need financial assistance to pay all of your medical bills, and missing work isn’t going to help you get there. But why should you pay for an accident you didn’t cause? Why should you have to suffer because of another person’s actions? The answer? You shouldn’t.
If you didn’t cause the accident and if you followed the rules of the road and another driver crashed into you, it’s not your fault and you should not be held liable for any of the damages that were caused to you or your vehicle. We are Burger Law, the experienced, professional, and qualified Personal Injury Lawyers in St. Louis who local residents have come to rely upon and trust when they’ve been hurt or when their rights and recoveries are under attack.
What is my Truck Accident Claim worth? – Personal Injury Attorney St. Louis
There are several important questions that arise immediately following an accident, and one of the most asked questions is “How much is my accident worth?” It’s always ok to ask this question and asking this question is not going to make you seem selfish or greedy. You are owed a recovery when you are injured through no fault of your own. You deserve it, and you need to know how much you stand to gain for your accident.
We first have to understand that recoveries from accidents are going to vary based off of several different factors, such as insurance policies, health bills, wages lost, punitive damages, and other factors that can arise from a deposition or a court case if the claim goes to trial. Here is a breakdown of several different factors that can determine how much your truck accident claim is worth:
- Insurance Policy – Insurance Policies will often have maximum limits that are set in accordance with the policy, accident or the severity of the accident. These limits are often in the ten’s of thousands, but can be upwards of a million dollars in accidents involving a fatality.
- Medical Bills – If you incurred medical bills from an accident and the accident was not your fault, you are not liable for the payment of those bills. Either the others party’s insurance or your insurance can be held liable for the medical bills. Often, they will tell you that they will only pay “X” amount of the bills and that you will have to cover the rest, but this is not correct and is false. You can sue the other insurance company or even your own if they are refusing to cooperate, and guess what, when you take an insurance company to court they are almost always willing to pay more than they initially offered.
- Disability Claims and Loss of Use of Limbs – Hopefully you’ll never need to use these amounts, but here is how much your limbs are worth if they are lost in an accident.
- Arm – $115,000
- Leg – $102,697
- Hand – $86,812
- Thumb – $29,767
- Index Finger – 22,325
- Foot – $74,418
- Big Toe – $19,845
- Eye – $69,457
- Ear – $24,310
- Testicle – $27,678
Disability, or the inability to return to work can also determine how much your claim is worth. Remember, you didn’t ask to be injured, to be out of work, or to have medical bills. None of these things were part of your life plan. You can sue for loss of work, wages, and loss of the ability to work. These factors, as well as the numbers listed above, can either increase or decrease the recovery you may be owed in a claim.
- Reaccuring Medical Bills and Fees – Sometimes injuries have lasting damages and require months if not years of medical attention. The costs of either the medicine, the rehab, or the multiple surgeries can be astronomical and often far beyond the means of anyone to pay alone. These costs can further what your truck accident claim may be worth, and remember, you are owed these amounts. You didn’t cause your accident, so you shouldn’t have to pay for it.
- Death – No amount of money will ever equal the worth of someone’s life. When death is involved, any claim, whether it’s a car accident, truck accident, or a workers’ compensation claim will almost always be near the $1,000,000 range. Insurance companies carry policy maximums for death that typically are around the million dollar mark. If your claim involves a death, it is possible that your family could recover this amount.
- Damages to Vehicle – Any damages to your vehicle can be recovered, this includes if your vehicle was totaled. Insurance policies will typically dictate what a vehicle is worth and what you can recover for the vehicle.
This list is only a quick breakdown of what you could be entitled to for your Truck Accident Claim. Your case may have other variables or costs that are outside of this scope, and that’s ok, your case is your case and you deserve to recover from all damages and costs that you incur because of the negligent acts of another. If at this point you have any questions, or you would like to speak with our Personal Injury Lawyers in St. Louis, call our firm immediately. We do care about you and we will fight for your full rights and recovery.
Our Truck Accident Claim Cases – Personal Injury Lawyer St. Louis
Experience in any claim or field of Law is important. You need to know that the attorney you choose to represent your interests has a proven background of success in your type of claim. We do. Our Personal Injury Lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of those injured in truck accidents, and we have a great record of success in ensuring that our clients get %100 percent of the care they need, and that they aren’t left with any debt after the accident and claim. Hear what some of our former clients have to say:
- We represented our client who was seriously injured when a tractor-trailer driver negligently merged into her lane and struck her vehicle on I-70. Our client’s car spun out of control following the collision and she had to be extracted...Continue Reading
- $212,000 Truck Crash Settlement Our office was able to get a great settlement for our client Matthew, an over-the-road truck driver. Two-Truck Crash Matt was driving out of state in Texas when this crash occurred. Another tractor-trailer did not...Continue Reading
- On April 24, 2017, our client David was traveling southbound in the right lane on U.S. 67 when another driver, Mr. Lint attempted to change lanes. Mr. Lint steered into the right lane and struck our client’s vehicle. David...Continue Reading
- We were recently able to secure a policy limits settlement for our client and friend Randy. Randy and I became friends many years ago when he painted my house. He is a nice and hard working man. He later...Continue Reading
- We fought on behalf of Amy Van Doren and her children when her husband was killed during a fatal vehicle collision on Highway 185 in Potosi. Amy’s husband, Paul Van Doren, was attempting to divert traffic away from an...Continue Reading
- Recently, Genavieve Fikes and I obtained a great $200,000 settlement for our client in a contested liability truck accident case. Despite strong evidence in our favor, the trucking company failed to make any settlement offer whatsoever until the day...Continue Reading
- Tonya was commuting to work on a Friday and a truck changed lanes, causing her vehicle to roll into the medium. The negligent driver fled the scene of the accident. When apprehended, the driver did admit fault in the...Continue Reading
- We recently settled two cases during very different stages in litigation which teach good lessons on how to keep a case moving forward while also still negotiating settlement. We settled Hannah’s case last week in a Mediation. Hannah was...Continue Reading
- Personal Injury LawyerSt. Louis, MO Burger Law Fights for the Rights and Recoveries of those Injured by Reckless Acts In this testimonial, Gary brings in Bradley Powell to talk about his case and how the Burger Law Firm helped...Continue Reading
- Personal Injury LawyerSt. Louis, MO Burger Law Fights for the Rights and Recoveries of those Injured by Reckless Acts In this video, Gary invites Greg to talk about his experience with Burger Law. Greg’s case was a workers’ compensation...Continue Reading
- Personal Injury LawyerSt. Louis, MO Burger Law Fights for the Rights and Recoveries of those Injured by Reckless Acts I was recently able to get a great resolution for our client, Bob Schneider. Bob was driving on Highway 367...Continue Reading
- Personal Injury LawyerSt. Louis, MO Burger Law Fights for the Rights and Recoveries of those Injured by Reckless Acts In this Testimonial, Gary brings in Dale Breeze, a client who was in an auto accident last year. In Dale’s...Continue Reading
- Our client Chris was injured on February 29, 2016. The car crash occurred when foam from a truck owned by Defendant Ragsdale Construction came out of his truck bed on Interstate 55. This caused another car to swerve and...Continue Reading
- On November 16, 2014, my client was driving his vehicle southbound on South Breese Street in Waterloo, Illinois when another driver failed to stop at a stop sign and entered the intersection right in front of my client’s car....Continue Reading
- $116,000 Settlement against dump truck driver We were able to get a great settlement for our clients Luis and Kelsey. They were stopped in traffic on Interstate 64 when a dump truck crashed into the back of their car....Continue Reading
- We represent the family of Finely Felty. I regret I did now know him before his death. We represent his widow, Dorothy, and have now completed the case. I am not at liberty to disclose the amount of the...Continue Reading
- I am thrilled to have recently settled a truck/auto collision case in Southern Illinois. My three clients were husband and wife and grandmother in a car that was hit by a tractor trailer truck. They were traveling from a...Continue Reading
- Personal Injury Lawyer, Gary Burger and Burger Law represented a family of a man killed in a wreck with a tractor trailer in a wrongful death case. In the early morning hours of June 15, 2013, our client was...Continue Reading
- The St. Louis area personal injury attorneys at Burger Law represented a woman who swerved to dodge a piece of playground equipment that fell from a truck. As a result of the multi-car accident, she sustained serious injuries. Burger...Continue Reading
- In addition to the above case, you need to be creative in finding insurance in all auto cases. We did “creative lawyering” relating to an old crash that left our client Connie Wills severely injured. In 2010, playground equipment...Continue Reading
- Gary represented a client who was hit by a large state-owned dump truck while driving her car. Gary got around the complex rules barring the state from issuing a settlement because of sovereign immunity. Because of his experience and...Continue Reading
- In this case, a reckless driver struck and killed a tow truck driver who was helping a stranded motorist. The experienced trial attorneys at Burger Law had to litigate against an insurance policy that denied coverage because the driver...Continue Reading