If you are hit suddenly by any large truck, you likely have some serious injuries. The size differential almost inevitably means you come off worse in the encounter. Who is going to pay for any hospital costs if you have been badly injured? What about your job if you cannot go back to work? How about your wrecked car?
The answers to these questions depend on who was responsible for the crash. If you were not to blame and you think you can prove it, you may be able to recover damages if you file a personal injury claim, preferably with the help of an experienced attorney.
Can Fault be Proved in a Truck Personal Injury Claim?
ExxonMobil is a huge company and might not readily admit fault if one of its employees is at fault in a personal injury claim, like many large companies are one to do. Successful claims are won when fault can be determined effectively. It is likely that if a certain truck was involved in a serious accident that an official investigation would follow to determine who was to blame. If you believe the at-fault party was the truck driver or someone else apart from you and this can be proved, you have a better chance of winning a claim.
Calculating a Realistic Amount in a Truck Accident Claim
You are likely to be out of pocket unless the full cost of your injuries is carefully evaluated. That includes medical expenses, vehicle damage, lost wages and non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
Your attorney can help you with calculating what a claim should be worth. Remember to account for any future costs if your injuries are likely to last a long time. This is particularly important when you have suffered head injuries, which can happen easily if you have been involved in an auto accident with a truck.
Why a Personal Injury Attorney May be Needed for Your Claim
Don’t underestimate just how difficult a personal injury claim can be if you try to do it all by yourself. Even if you don’t use a lawyer, the company at fault certainly will! Your best advice is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you are able to do so. PI attorneys work on a contingency fee basis and will not charge you for a consultation or legal fees unless they win the claim on your behalf.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against ExxonMobil, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.