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.
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Steps To Getting The Most Money From A Truck Accident
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:
- Call the Police
- Record evidence
- Seek medical attention
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.
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.
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.
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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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:
- 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 injuries, broken 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.