Have you been hit by a delivery truck, for example a truck? You may be wondering who is going to pay for the injury related medical costs as well as how you are going to support yourself and your family if you are too injured to go back to work for a while.
If you were not to blame for the accident and think you have a good chance of proving that the driver of the truck or another party, e.g. the company that owned the truck, was at fault, you should file a personal injury lawsuit. This is not an easy process and it may be simpler leaving the negotiating to an experienced personal injury attorney.
Proving Who Was at Fault is a Key Part of the Personal Injury Claim Process
If you are sitting in your car and a truck driver misjudges the distance between the truck and your auto when passing and hits your vehicle, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the driver, assuming that there was nothing defective about the truck.
Proving fault is vital when you wish to make a claim against the person or business who you consider was to blame. Reliable witnesses who observed the accident can help to support a personal injury claim. Talk to an attorney about the evidence you need to determine fault.
Take Care Calculating the Claim
Most personal injury claims have several different components. These include an amount for medical expenses, including any future costs, any loss in earnings, property damage such as repairs to your auto, as well as other payments for non-economic damages.
Non-economic damages include things like payments to compensate for the pain and suffering caused by the injuries. These payments depend on the actual state where the claim is filed.
Each case is different to any other and there are no set amounts involved. It is important to take care when calculating a claim to include everything that is related to the injuries you have suffered.
Use a Personal Injury Attorney to Help Negotiate
Personal injury claims are not always straightforward. Most big companies, even Sam’s Club, are unlikely to admit liability for an accident readily. Insurers may even blame you for the accident or offer a less than satisfactory amount in compensation.
To ensure you get a fair settlement, it may be advisable to contact an experienced personal injury attorney before filing a claim against a truck driver or the company itself. The attorney will assess the circumstances of the accident and evidence available and determine whether there are sufficient grounds for a successful 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 Sam’s Club, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.