Truck accident victims will often make the costly mistake of undervaluing their potential case. They may feel forced to accept the insurance company’s first initial offer in order to cover their medical expenses and other expenses related to the accident. Truck accident victims may also feel this is the only way to avoid costly or lengthy litigation. Unfortunately, truck accident victims may later find themselves struggling to cover the ongoing expenses of their injuries and continued damages which the settlement did not come close to covering. This financial burden can greatly impact an accident victim’s family and future.
Our truck accident lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano never want to see our clients grapple with the pain of uncovered medical expenses and ongoing time off work. As such, we will always assist our clients in obtaining the best possible legal outcome for their case, which means ensuring your settlement or recovery at trial covers all of your current and future losses associated with the accident.
Calculating the Value of Your Truck Accident Case
To properly assess any settlement offer, you will need to calculate the likely value of your truck accident case. A licensed truck accident attorney will be essential in performing these in-depth and complex calculations. The following is a look at some factors that come into play in assessing the value of your truck accident case:
- Current and future medical expenses: You should be entitled to compensation for your current and future medical expenses, which will include emergency room bills, surgery expenses, ambulance or helicopter transportation expenses, prescription medication costs, diagnostic testing, and rehabilitation costs. Future medical expenses may be hard to calculate and will require consultation with your medical provider.
- Lost wages and future lost wages or earning capacity: If your injuries stemming from the truck accident have required you to miss time from work, you can seek compensation for these losses. You can further seek compensation for any future days off work you will require, which could include time to recover from future surgeries. If your injuries have resulted in a permanent disability, you can seek compensation for your lost earning capacity. This could be a significant sum that will require your attorney’s help to accurately calculate.
- Property damage: Truck accident victims can generally seek compensation for their property damage in the accident. A serious truck accident can total or severely damage a car or SUV. You should obtain a professional estimate of the cost to repair or replace your vehicle, along with any costs you will incur while your vehicle is out of commission.
- Pain and suffering: The last major category of damages is pain and suffering. Recovering from a truck accident can involve much pain and suffering. This figure is hard to quantify and your attorney will help you put some numbers to it.
Greenberg, Stone & Urbano: Exceptional Representation for the Victims of Truck Accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in South Florida, the Miami Truck Accident Attorneys at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano are here to help. Our outstanding truck accident firm offers over 130 collective years of experience representing the victims of truck and other traffic accident victims across South Florida. Our dedicated lawyer staff provides legal representation of unmatched excellence, evidenced by our array of awards. We received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and are ranked as a top firm in South Florida by the Miami Herald. Do not delay in protecting your legal rights. Contact our firm as soon as possible to start on the road to protecting your legal rights. Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or you can visit our website to schedule your initial consultation.