If you have been unlucky enough to have been hit by a commercial truck, or another large truck, you may be badly injured and are probably worrying about the financial consequences.
The cost of medical treatment itself can soon mount up, but when you have to stay away from work you may lose wages as well and it could prove hard to pay regular bills.
This is when a personal injury claim can help to compensate you for your losses. Winning a claim against a large company or any of its employees can be harder than you might think. It’s usually more effective if you hire a personal injury attorney to help you with a claim.
Determining the At-Fault Party in a Chevon Truck Accident
Whenever an accident happens that involves a large truck, the cause of the accident must be fully investigated. Each truck accident has its own unique circumstances and any personal injury claim must identify who was at fault and be able to prove who was to blame if the claim is going to be made against the driver or any other party.
For example, if the truck driver was driving far too close behind your own vehicle for the conditions and rear ended you, it will probably be easier to determine fault because of an examination of the damage to your car, but there may be doubt about your own part in the accident.
A personal injury attorney can explain how fault is determined and assess the evidence available in the accident you were involved in to make sure that there is sufficient proof that it was someone else who was to blame.
Calculating a Personal Injury Claim in the Event of a Truck Accident
It is important to evaluate the amount of compensation fairly. An exaggerated claim is unlikely to be successful. At the same time, the claim, especially for the key economic components of medical costs and lost earnings, must take into consideration all future losses.
This is particularly important when the injuries are serious. For example, if your vehicle was hit on the side by a commercial truck, your injuries are likely to be more serious than if you were hit in the rear.
If you have suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of a side on collision, the long term consequences would be more severe than if you suffered whiplash from a rear ended collision. Other components of a personal injury claim, such as compensation for pain and suffering, can be more difficult to evaluate. This is where an experienced attorney can help.
Why a Personal Injury Attorney May be Needed for Your Claim
It can be difficult enough just coping with injuries after a truck accident without having to deal with a personal injury claim all by yourself. Large corporations have well organized teams of attorneys who they use to defend claims against them.
This is why a personal injury attorney who has particular experience in negotiating with corporations and their insurers can really help expedite your personal injury claim.
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Chevron, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.