Will a Lawyer Take My Case If a UPS* Truck Hit My Parked Car?

Damages You May Be Entitled to if a Delivery Truck Hits Your Parked Car

The damages you may be entitled to will typically depend on the extent of the damage to your car and if you were injured. If it was only your car that was damaged because you weren’t in it when the accident happened you may probably only be entitled to the value of the repair bill for your car.

However, if you were sitting in the driver’s seat at the time and the truck driver was driving quite fast and hit your door you may have been seriously injured. The sorts of damages you may be able to claim could include any of the following:

  • the cost of all medical treatment due to the truck hitting your car;
  • any lost earnings while recovering;
  • an amount for pain and suffering depending on how serious your injuries are;
  • if the truck driver was acting aggressively and negligently you may be able to include punitive damages in your claim.

Evidence You May Require for a Claim When a Delivery Truck Hits Your Parked Car

The evidence you are able to obtain proving the delivery truck damaged your car and injured you is a key to whether a PI lawyer will be able to take up your claim.

This could include any of the following:

  • photos taken of the delivery truck ;
  • eye witness reports indicating you weren’t to blame;
  • receipts showing how much you have paid for medical treatment for injuries caused when the delivery truck hit your parked car;
  • a police report is useful as it should indicate who caused the accident;
  • the expected cost of future medical treatment if required;
  • receipt for your car’s repair;
  • your employer’s wages assessment in writing.

The more evidence you can provide the better as it means your personal injury lawyer has more proof to show you weren’t to blame for the truck driver hitting your parked car.

Will a Lawyer Take My Case?

A personal injury lawyer should take on the claim if there is a high chance of success. Most states set a deadline for filing PI claims called the statute of limitations which is typically 2 or 3 years from the date of the injury. If a lawyer files the PI claim on your behalf he or she will ensure that all the evidence is gathered well before the deadline. That’s what they are paid to do on your behalf. Fill in the Free Case Evaluation form below and get your personal injury claim moving against the delivery truck driver before it’s too late.

*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 UPS, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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