With over 26 million trucks registered for commercial purposes in the United States, it is vital for truck companies and employees to follow established standards and regulations to maintain safety.
Accidents including commercial trucks are typically more complicated than other kinds of auto related accidents. There are several reasons why certain truck accident cases may be more complex such as:
- There are specific New York State rules and regulations regarding trucks.
- 18 Wheeler and commercial truck accidents frequently involve multiple corporate entities.
- Truck accident cases often require specialized experts to help successfully pursue a case such as accident reconstruction specialists and depending on the severity of the injury there could be the need for an economist, life care planner, vocational expert, and specialized medical experts.
New York and Syracuse truck accidents can bring about disastrous damages such as brain injuries, injuries to the neck, spinal cord injuries, and even death. Since truck accident damages are so serious, our lawyers have the extensive trial experience needed, regularly consult with specialized experts, and have medical experts at our disposal to assist in providing the most possible compensation for you.
What is a Truck Case Worth?
When examining the identified reasons behind the truck accident claim, it is essential to understand that a semi-truck accident is altogether different than your average car crash case. In a semi-truck accident, it's imaginable that you will be managing one or more commercial insurance policies. These "commercial insurance policies" aren't handled the same way that individual policies are handled because the amount of potential compensation available is usually significantly higher. The average truck accident policy is $1 million dollars and often times there is excess insurance coverage available as well. The amount a case is worth will depend on the severity and permanency of the injuries suffered. The most common damages in a truck accident cases include physical pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of household assistance, out of pocket expenses, loss of consortium, the permanent effect of the injury and death.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, call the experienced lawyers at DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers at 315-479-9000 to set up a free case evaluation. Time is of the essence since there is a time limitation to pursue all personal injury cases. All consultations are free and you will never be responsible for any legal fees unless we are able to recover compensation for you.