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Record Winning Truck Accident Settlements

Settlement amounts for semi trucks can vary drastically based on the quality of your lawyer, the severity of the accident and many of the circumstances unique to your case. Actual settlement amounts & jury awards Steve Caya secured for injured victims of trucking accidents in Wisconsin:

Truck accident settlement calculators can't account for many factors

When you’re hurt in a truck accident, it’s natural to wonder what's an average settlement amount for your type of trucking accident. No matter what you find on Reddit, or one of the many “settlement calculators” available online, there’s no way to estimate the actual value of your claim without speaking to a qualified attorney.

The truth about truck accident settlement offers

Every truck accident is unique, with many factors affecting final compensation.

The quality of your trucking accident lawyer determines the quality of your settlement.

Time is of the essence. After a crash, trucking companies immediately involve their own legal representation. So should you.

Steve Caya is Wisconsin’s best truck accident lawyer, ready to go to bat for YOU and get the settlement you deserve. All cases are handled on a no win, no fee basis. You pay NOTHING until we secure your settlement.

Our law firm is located in Janesville (Rock County), and we’ll gladly meet with you online or anywhere in the state to discuss your case.

We take winning personally

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Steps To Getting The Most Money From A Truck Accident

Steps To Getting The Most Money From A Truck Accident

  • 1.
    Remain at the scene

    When involved in a moving truck accident it is required by WI law that you remain at the scene. If you are able, move your vehicle from oncoming traffic, and get yourself or any passengers to a safe area. When you can, follow these tips on what to do next:

    1. Call the Police
    2. Record evidence
    3. Seek medical attention

    Click here for more information on what to do immediately after a motor vehicle accident.

  • 2.
    Hire a personal injury lawyer

    Insurance companies want nothing more than for you to submit your claim alone and accept their first offer. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney like Steve Caya will help ensure no stone is left unturned to get you the settlement you deserve.

  • 3.
    Document your expenses

    Having a complete list of your financial losses due to a truck driver’s recklessness is the best way to help your attorney determine the settlement you deserve.

  • 4.
    Do not talk to the truck driver's insurance company

    After your claim is filed, the truck driver’s insurance will begin an investigation to determine liability. It is in their best interest to put any percentage of fault they can on innocent drivers. They will use whatever they can from your conversations to do so. Leave any contact with them to your experienced attorney.

  • 5.
    Negotiate a settlement

    Though difficult in some cases, it is important to remain patient and allow your lawyer to negotiate the best possible settlement. Insurance companies will do what they can to get you to quickly accept their first offer, even more so if you are experiencing financial hardships and need that money quickly. Steve Caya and his experienced team will fight for every dollar you deserve.

Why you need an attorney with truck accident experience

Trucking companies are highly responsive after a trucking accident, as there are multiple thousands of dollars on the line. By the time you’ve been taken from the scene of an accident, they may already have a team on site to collect or potentially destroy evidence to hurt your case against them.

Personal injury lawyer Steve Caya is highly skilled in truck accident reconstruction. He’s intimately familiar with FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) regulations and employs the right specialists to build the strongest possible case.

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I was involved in a semi versus an SUV. I was driving the semi. As i was going in a straight only lane a lady while texting and driving in the left turn only lane gunned it and merged carelessly and i ran into her. I didn't know who to call. I lost my job. I lost everything because when in an accident as a CDL driver nobody will hire you. After the accident i heard an ad on the radio, Steven Caya. I called his office and ive never done this before ever, but his team welcomed me. One thing that i can say through my hardship was patience was not in my blood. It honestly didn't take long at all. My case won me more than i thought. He brought my life back. There team is more than experienced. They achieved so much more for me and my family. Including a career and a settlement quickly. From day one there was always communication. Telling me what's going on. Kept my mind at ease. People Im nobody special, maybe you never had a lawyer like me. It's worth the call. Im telling you, worth the doesn't cost you anything.

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Types of compensation in truck accident claims

Steve Caya’s goal is to seek full and fair compensation for your losses. He’ll work with the necessary experts to determine just compensation for your present and future expenses, including:truck accident settlements and verdicts Wisconsin

  • Immediate & follow-up medical treatment
  • Cost of medical equipment
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • In-home medical care & assistance
  • Adapting your home if the accident caused a permanent disability
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment

Many personal injury law firms are content to settle quickly, take their cut, and move on. These “sign and settle” lawyers rely on volume of cases and won’t fight for the amount you really deserve.

Steve Caya aggressively fights for you to secure a significant settlement.

Trucking accident FAQ

It depends. If someone else was to blame for your injuries, you have the right to file a personal injury claim. If you are found to be 51% or more at fault for the crash, you do not have the right to sue.

Each accident is different, but in the majority of cases liability can be assigned to the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, and/or other vehicle drivers involved in the crash.

Most lawsuits settle before proceeding to trial, because the responsible insurer would rather settle than face the risk of a virtually unlimited jury award at trial.

Sign-and-settle law firms won’t prepare your case to win at trial, which hurts the potential settlement amount you could receive. Steve Caya is an award-winning trial attorney who isn’t afraid to stand up to the legal teams representing the trucking and insurance companies.

The most common truck accident injuries include major injuries that require medical attention, such as brain injuries, burn injuriesbroken bones and spinal cord injuries. Recovery times will vary depending on the severity of the accident and injuries.

As long as you are not judged to have been more than 51% at fault for the accident, you may be able to receive compensation for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Medical treatment & equipment
  • Rehabilitation & physical therapy
  • In-home medical care
  • Making your home easily accessible if you suffered a permanent disability
  • Loss of wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment

Truck accident settlements vary heavily case-by-case so there is no true average settlement value. The largest factors that determine the value of your case include the severity of the accident, the quality of your lawyer and all the circumstances that are unique to your case. For specific questions on your case, contact Steve Caya today.

Types of trucks involved in accidents

Call our law office now for a free evaluation of your injury claim or lawsuit involving:

  • Semi truck (semi-trailer, semi-tractor-trailer)
  • Commercial truck (FedEx, UPS, Walmart, Amazon, etc)
  • Trucking company (Swift, Schneider, Old Dominion, ABF, etc)
  • Box truck (Penske, Ryder, U-Haul, etc)
  • Dump truck
  • Mail truck
  • Delivery truck
  • Garbage truck
  • Cement truck
  • Cattle/livestock truck
  • Bucket/Boom lift truck
  • Tow truck
  • Flatbed truck
  • Tanker truck

Steve Caya fights for fair compensation, no matter what type of trucking accident caused your injuries.

Types of truck accidents

Any accident involving a big rig and a smaller vehicle has the potential to cause devastating injuries. Some of the most common types include:

  • Jackknife accidents
  • Rollover crashes
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Runaway trailer/lost load
  • Underride accidents
  • Tire blowout
  • Head-on collisions
  • T-bone accidents
  • Blind spot accidents

The specific details from your truck accident are of vital importance when it comes to proving negligence and securing a fair settlement. Steve Caya works closely with accident reconstruction experts and investigators to determine the cause and identify all liable parties.


Common causes of trucking accidents

In order to sue, you need to prove negligence was a factor in the accident. Trucking companies have a lot on the line in these cases, and will fight to minimize the damage to their own interests. Having an experienced attorney on your side makes it much easier to gather evidence and establish negligence.

Truck driver negligence

  • Driver fatigue
  • Improper blind-spot mirror adjustments
  • Speeding
  • Incorrect turns
  • Disregarding traffic rules
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk/drugged driving
  • Failure to modify driving for bad weather/road conditions

Employer/trucking company negligence

  • Improper load balancing
  • Truck not properly inspected or maintained
  • Negligent hiring or training of 18-wheeler operators
  • Putting impractical time constraints on drivers
  • Letting drivers exceed Hours of Service limitations

Manufacturer & design liability

  • Defective design of truck parts
  • Manufacturer error causing faulty parts

The most common truck defects known to fail in transit and cause an accident include brakes, tires, suspension, steering and the powertrain.

Other drivers at fault

Drivers of other vehicles involved in the truck accident can also be held accountable for negligent behavior including:

  • Texting & other forms of distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Tailgating
  • Cutting off a semi truck
  • Illegal driving maneuvers/poor judgment


If you are found to be partly at fault for the accident, you may still have a case. As long as you are 50% or less to blame, you can sue for compensation for your injuries. Learn more about Wisconsin’s comparative negligence law.

Common injuries from truck accidents


In a collision with a big, heavy truck, most passenger vehicles are extremely vulnerable. Injuries resulting from trucking accidents can be catastrophic and life-changing.

Some of the most common injury claims arising from trucking accidents include:

  • Head injuries
  • Spine injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Whiplash/soft tissue injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Wrongful death

In order to receive a truly fair settlement, you need to calculate not only your current losses but how your injuries will affect your financial future.

Don’t risk putting your truck accident lawsuit in the wrong hands

As soon as the dust settles after a trucking accident, the clock is ticking. It’s crucial to contact a qualified truck accident lawyer as soon as possible to secure maximum compensation for your injuries.

Truck accidents can be some of the most complicated types of cases. There are factors specific to semi tractor-trailer accident cases that must be carefully explored, which can be determining factors in proving fault and the number of damages that may be owed to you.

Free trucking accident claim assessment – we’ll come to you

Steve Caya is an experienced, award-winning lawyer with a track record of handling semi truck accident claims successfully. Steve Caya offers free consultations to victims of 18 wheeler accidents, CDL driver accidents, semi tractor trailer accidents, accidents with a big rig, and any other type of truck wreck where your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence.

Steve Caya grew up in Janesville, where he now lives and works. He represents truck accident victims throughout Rock County and all of Wisconsin. Call or send an email to share your experience and get a free claim review (at our law office, online, or we’ll travel to you anywhere in the state).

Contact Steve Caya today. There’s no obligation, and all cases are handled on a no win, no fee basis.