If you or a loved one sustained severe injuries in a semi-truck accident or 18-wheeler collision in Ohio, you deserve justice and fair compensation for your injuries, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
In Columbus and throughout Ohio, Clark, Perdue, & List Co, LPA assists injury accident victims. Our clients often ask us what the average truck accident settlement value is in Ohio. It’s natural to be curious what your claim may be worth but, because it varies from case to case, there is no general answer.
Every accident victim experiences a unique set of challenges. To better understand what your claim value might be, you deserve the personalized attention of an experienced truck accident attorney.
Determining the Value of a Truck Accident Settlement in Ohio
In an Ohio 18-wheeler accident claim, here is a list of some of the potential types of damages for which you may be entitled to compensation. These include:
- Emergency transport and treatment,
- Hospital stays and surgeries,
- Doctor, surgeon and anesthesiologist costs,
- Prescription medications.
- Medical devices,
- Physical therapy,
- Lost wages and benefits,
- Emotional trauma, and
- Pain and suffering.
You might also be entitled to for compensation for future lost wages, diminished earning capacity, future medical care costs, diminished quality of life and other types of damages. The best way to determine what your case might be worth is to contact an experienced personal injury law firm with experience in handling commercial trucking accident claims.
Proving Fault in a Trucking Accident Case
Semi-truck accident cases are uniquely challenging, due to the many additional factors that are not typically present in a passenger vehicle collision. The first challenge is that, rather than dealing only with another driver and their insurance company, your case might involve the truck driver, truck owner, shipping broker, shipper, and others, each of whom will have their own insurance company and team of attorneys.
Each involved party potentially faces a high degree of legal and financial liability. Each party will also take whatever steps necessary to lessen that exposure. Never talk to any insurance company or provide any type of statement until you speak to an attorney. You could compromise your legal right to recover the compensation you deserve.
Although you are not legally required to have an attorney represent you in an Ohio truck accident case, an experienced semi-truck accident lawyer can help level the playing field and ensure that you recover the maximum possible compensation.
How Long Will It Take Settle My Truck Accident Claim?
The time required to settle your 18-wheeler accident claim depends on the complexity of the case, the extent of your injuries and other factors directly relevant to your case.
We begin by investigating your accident and gathering evidence to help demonstrate who was at fault for your accident. We will file a lawsuit to protect your rights. We will also assemble the evidence to prove the damages described above. Many lawsuits are resolved prior to trial–but being prepared for trial is necessary to increase your opportunity for full compensation.
The sooner you choose an attorney to start working on your case, the sooner you can get your case resolved.
Contact a Columbus Semi-Truck Accident Attorney Now for Help
You don’t have to fight this battle on your own. The Columbus personal injury attorneys of Clark, Perdue, & List Co, LPA understand what you’re going through, and we are here to help. We will fight tirelessly for you, fighting to protect your legal rights and get every possible dollar for your damages.
Contact us now to schedule a free consultation with an Ohio truck accident attorney.