$150,000 Settlement Arising from a Trucking Accident
Semi Truck Accident Injury Claim Settled Out of Court
In this particular case, Steve’s client was an over-the-road trucker who was involved in a collision in the state of Connecticut.
Steve’s client’s semi-tractor/trailer was struck from behind by another semi-tractor/trailer in rush hour traffic. The trucking company was not convinced Steve’s client’s injuries were due to the accident. After filing a lawsuit in Federal Court, the matter resolved for $150,000 without a trial.
Taking on trucking companies and insurers after a crash
Trucking companies are highly responsive after a trucking accident, as there are many thousands of dollars on the line. By the time you’ve been transported from the scene of the truck accident, they may already have a team at the site to collect or potentially destroy evidence to hurt your case against them and protect their own interests.
Victims of trucking accidents need an injury lawyer intimately familiar with federal motor carrier safety (FMCSA) regulations to fight for your rights and secure the settlement you deserve.
Truck accidents are among the most complicated personal injury cases. There are factors specific to semi tractor-trailer accidents that must be carefully explored. Uncovering the right information can be a determining factor in proving fault and in calculating the amount of damages that may be owed to you. Steve Caya works closely with a network of experts to reconstruct and investigate crashes, and assess the long-term implications of your injuries.
Before filing a truck accident lawsuit, know how Wisconsin law works
Wisconsin operates under what's known as shared fault law, meaning each person involved in the accident is held responsible for part of the liability. If you weren't totally at fault for the crash, you're eligible to claim compensation for your injuries through a settlement--or by jury award should it come to a trial.
Here are the most important things to know about making a claim after a car accident:
- Who you can sue after a motor vehicle accident
- How to file an injury claim after an accident
- State law on time limits for car crash lawsuits
- How long it takes to resolve a car crash lawsuit, in or out of court
- Filing an injury lawsuit with or without a lawyer
- More examples of auto accident settlements in Wisconsin
Whether you've been injured in a rear-end collision or other type of accident, take advantage of a free case assessment from Steve Caya. Our law office is in Janesville, Wisconsin, but we'll gladly travel anywhere in the state to discuss your claim.