Learn more about the general process of a truck accident case, including your role, how long it will take, potential value, and more.
The time following a truck accident can be full of uncertainty as you recover from your injuries, deal with insurance companies, and try to fulfill your obligations to family, coworkers, and friends. At Arnold & Itkin, our truck accident lawyers understand what you are going through. By helping you deal with the legal aspects of your case, we hope to ease your stress and anxiety. We also know that obtaining maximum compensation can go a long way toward your road to recovery.
To discuss your case with an experienced attorney, please call our firm to set up a free consultation.
After an accident with a large truck, you may be wondering if you have a legitimate claim. Although there is no way to determine the validity of a case until you sit down with one of our lawyers, we make sure to provide a thorough assessment of your accident to help you determine your next best step in your case.
During your free consultation, we will listen to the facts of your case to establish certain key elements:
Remember that your first meeting with a member of our firm is free of charge, so you have nothing to lose!
As all cases are different, it is impossible to give an exact step-by-step explanation of what you will be facing.
Below, we have given a general description of steps you may experience during the course of your case:
There is no reliable estimate regarding how long a big rig accident case may take from beginning to end, as it depends on the specific circumstances of the case. The time needed to resolve your case could be a few months, a year, or more. Even if a case does not go to trial, there is still a considerable amount of time required to investigate and negotiate a settlement.
If the case does end up in court, this could add months, as the trial itself and any action to appeal could require extensive time. No matter the circumstances surrounding your case, you can rest assured that we will work tirelessly to secure a fair settlement or verdict as swiftly as possible, without sacrificing the pursuit of maximum compensation.
Many clients are concerned about having to appear in court and answer questions from the defense. Because most truck accident cases are settled out of court, you will most likely never have to testify. However, should your case end up in court, we make sure that you are fully prepared and that the process is as comfortable as possible.
Although you may not have to testify in court, there is a strong possibility that you will have a deposition, at which time you must answer questions from a defense lawyer about the facts of your case. Although this can be stressful for a client, a truck accident attorney from our firm can be by your side throughout the process and prepare you for the deposition by going over the potential questions you might be asked. We recognize that preparation is key to your peace of mind.
The compensation you can expect to receive from your truck accident case is determined by the amount of damages that were involved. This includes economic damages such as past and future medical bills and past and future lost wages. Potential damages also include non-economic considerations, such as your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, as well as punitive damages, which are meant to punish a defendant. The available compensation is unique to each case, and can be determined by speaking with an 18-wheeler accident lawyer from our firm.
Trucking companies and their insurance companies hire defense lawyers to protect their interests and give them the best chance at success in lawsuits. Shouldn't you do the same? The truck accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have a strong track record of protecting the rights of the injured and have recovered billions of dollars. We prepare every case for trial because we know that insurance companies will stop at nothing to mitigate the value of your claim. Our aggressive litigation has earned us the respect of the legal community and earned our clients the compensation they deserved.
Please contact a truck accident lawyer at our firm to learn more about your lawsuit and what to expect.