What is my Truck Accident Claim Worth?
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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:
- 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. The client had back injuries, and complained of back pain at the scene, stating he would […]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. The truck driver was not paying attention to the flow of traffic, and hit the their […]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 settlement. But the story of his demise and how we ensured all the many liens in […]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 family dinner and proceeding northbound on Route 3 in Waterloo, Illinois. As they approached an intersection, […]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 leaving a casino and went through an intersection on a green light. A tractor trailer proceeded […]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 Law was able to negotiate a settlement for the full policy limits and maximize her monetary […]Continue Reading
- In addition to the above case, you need to be creative with finding in 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 fell from the back of a truck that was traveling ahead of her on Highway […]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 expertise, Gary was able to net his client a large settlement. Click here to read a […]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 was working outside of the vehicle at the time of the collision. By arguing that the […]Continue Reading