Truck Accident Lawsuit FAQs (Pt. 1)
February 12, 2015
Although truck accidents only comprise about 10 percent of the types of motor vehicle accidents that occur on U.S. roadways each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that truck accidents generally cause:
- About 4,000 fatalities annually
- More than 104,000 injuries each year.
While these truck accident statistics may be jaw-dropping, so too may be the fact that the majority of truck accidents (and motor vehicle accidents in general) are caused by some type of human error.
Given that truck accidents are commonly caused by some type of negligence, in this blog series, we will respond to some commonly asked questions that injured people usually have regarding their rights and the pursuit of truck accident lawsuits. If you have been injured in a truck accident and are ready to learn more about your best options for financial recovery, the trusted Portland truck accident lawyers at the Savage Law Firm are ready to talk to you, answer your questions and provide you with superior representation moving forward.
Answers about Pursuing a Truck Accident Lawsuit
Q: How do I know if I’m eligible to file a truck accident lawsuit?
A: The best way to find out if you have a case and if moving forward with a truck accident lawsuit is right for you is to contact the Savage Law Firm today. Our lawyers are skilled at evaluating traffic accident cases and identifying if and how negligence may have been involved.
That being noted, however, there may be some indications that you are eligible to file a truck accident lawsuit, based on the circumstances of the accident. For instance, the following are just a few of the signs that may indicate you have a truck accident lawsuit claim:
- A driver involved in the truck accident was arrested after the collision.
- You were obeying traffic laws when a truck hit you.
- Insurers are already offering you settlements for your injuries and losses.
Q: How much is my claim worth?
A: Again, we can’t respond to this question without first reviewing the specific details of a given truck accident case. Nevertheless, what we can tell you about the value of a truck accident lawsuit is that, in general, a case will be worth more when:
- The injuries and losses caused by the accident are more severe.
- A negligent party, such as a trucker or trucking company, may have a history of negligence and/or causing truck accidents.
Here, we also want to point out that, when it comes to compensation for a truck accident lawsuit:
- Insurers may not offer people the full amount of the compensation to which they are entitled at the start of these cases.
- Having an experienced truck accident lawyer defending your rights will be crucial to obtaining the compensation you may deserve from your claim.
For some more important information regarding filing a truck accident lawsuit, be sure to look for the additional installments of this blog series. They’ll be posted soon.
Portland Truck Accident Lawyers at the Savage Law Firm
Have you been hurt in a truck accident? Or have you lost a loved one to a fatal truck accident? If so, you can rely on the Portland truck accident attorneys at the Savage Law Firm for experienced help and aggressive legal advocacy. We realize how devastating truck accidents can be on a physical, as well as a psychological and financial, level; that’s why we are here to aggressively defend injured people’s rights to both justice and compensation.
To learn more about our legal services and what we can do for you, call us at 503-222-0200 (in Portland) or at 206-957-7272 (in Seattle). You can also email us using the form on this page. We represent clients in communities in both Oregon and Washington from our offices in Portland and Seattle.