Injuries from truck accidents can result in herniated discs of the neck and back, leg and arm fractures, muscle tears such as torn rotator cuffs of the shoulder, traumatic head and brain injuries.
Who Can Be Held Responsible In My Trucking Accident? Will The Trucking Company Pay For My Medical Bills?
There are numerous parties who might be responsible for a tractor-trailer/trucking accident. The accident might have been the result of driver error including failure to maintain the proper speed for the particular truck or load, failure to make proper observations of traffic including vehicles in the driver’s blind spot and driver fatigue resulting from driving more consecutive hours than permitted. In many tractor-trailer/trucking accident cases, the trucking company also bears responsibility for the accident due to its failure to enforce industry standards and even its own safety policies. In some cases, the tractor and trailer are separately owned and insured. As a result, multiple parties and insurance companies might be called upon to pay a claim.
If you are injured by a tractor-trailer or truck and you are driving your own personal vehicle, your medical bills will be paid by your own automobile insurance company. You should report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident so they can begin to process your bills quickly.
When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, your rights to sue the responsible party are governed by the tort threshold you selected when you purchased your insurance policy. Generally, if you have elected the “limited threshold” or “limitation on lawsuit threshold”, you can only sue the other party if you can prove you sustained a permanent injury as a result of the accident. When the responsible party is a tractor-trailer or other commercial truck, the threshold cannot be raised as a defense to your claim which means you would not have the same burden of proving a permanent injury.
How Much Compensation Can I Expect To Receive In A Tractor Trailer/Trucking Accident?
There is no pre-determined amount one can expect to receive due to a tractor trailer or trucking accident. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries, the effect of your injuries on your ability to work and on your activities of daily life from the time of the accident into the future and the likelihood of any future treatment.
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