We rely on commercial vehicles to haul the goods we need to survive and to make our lives more enjoyable.
But our reliance on these large trucks comes with a cost, because vehicles of this size are dangerous.
When a semi-truck crashes, these accidents are often severe and even fatal to the occupants of other vehicles. Commercial vehicles are large, heavy, and difficult to stop.
Due to the number of busy interstates traversing Texas, it consistently leads the nation in fatal commercial vehicle accidents.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2020 alone, Texas saw 513 fatal commercial vehicle accidents and more than 1000 commercial vehicle accidents with serious injuries.
Have you or a loved one suffered serious injuries from a commercial truck collision? The personal injury lawyers at The Zimmerman Law Firm can help.
We are skilled in every phase of truck injury cases and have extensive experience representing victims injured by commercial vehicles.
Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Texas personal injury lawyers.
What Is the Average Settlement for a Commercial Vehicle Accident?
There is no “average” settlement for an accident with a commercial vehicle. Many settlement amounts go unreported, so any attempt to find an average would not be meaningful.
Furthermore, the details of your accident and the severity of your injuries will differ from other cases.
These details greatly impact the value of your claim, so again, any “average” really wouldn’t help you estimate what your case is worth.
We encourage you to seek legal counsel as soon as you are able.
The statute of limitations for filing a commercial vehicle accident settlement in Texas is two years after the date of the accident, and that time can slip by quickly.
There is a process to obtain compensation, and that process takes time. The sooner you obtain legal guidance, the better your chances of attaining full compensation for your injuries.
A personal injury attorney can evaluate the key factors that will determine the value of your claim.
Factors Impacting Your Commercial Vehicle Accident Settlement
Commercial vehicle accident settlements are highly variable. Each case is unique. One plaintiff may receive millions of dollars, while another may receive nothing.
Key factors influencing settlement amounts include the following:
- Whether the truck driver or the trucking company is liable for the accident,
- Whether you were partially at fault for the crash,
- The severity of your injuries,
- The costs of your medical bills,
- Whether pain and suffering and other non-economic damages are extensive,
- Whether the defendant is motivated to settle to avoid taking the case to trial, and
- Insurance limits that might affect the defendant’s ability to pay.
Once the investigation is underway, an experienced attorney should be able to estimate your potential financial recovery.
Contact a Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one experienced an injury in a truck accident, you should seek legal assistance immediately.
At The Zimmerman Law Firm, P.C., we have vast experience working with those who have been involved in commercial vehicle accidents.
We know that truck carriers and insurance companies will do whatever it takes to avoid responsibility.
Our team stands ready to work investigating your claim, securing evidence, and building your case, so we can obtain the compensation you deserve.
We have been helping injured victims since our founding in 1962 and have successfully represented thousands of Texans in personal injury and wrongful death matters.
We only collect fees once we recover compensation on your behalf.
For more information on commercial vehicle accident settlements as they may relate to your case, please contact our personal injury lawyers at The Zimmerman Law Firm today.