How to Reach a Settlement for Your Truck Accident Claim

The length of time it takes to resolve a truck accident case and the amount of money you will receive is both highly variable. Depending on the circumstances, a truck accident claim may be resolved quickly (within a few months) or slowly (within a year). This is partly because more than one party will likely be involved in the process. Discuss your case possibilities with experienced truck accident lawyers.

Your legal situation will be affected by the extent of your injuries.

The result of truck accident settlement processes will depend on the quality of the claimant’s evidence, the opposing party’s willingness to negotiate, and the amount of money at risk. The length of time it takes to resolve a case involving a truck accident can vary widely depending on a number of factors, some of which you may be able to have a better idea of if you take the time to learn how they pertain to your specific case.

You may not get as good of a deal if too many people negotiate on your behalf.

It can be difficult and time-consuming to prove who was at blame in a car collision of any kind. This is especially important in cases involving truck accidents because multiple people may be at fault. For instance, you may encounter at least one of the following in your own settlement negotiations:

  • The truck driver, who may have been primarily responsible for the accident; the trucking company that employed the driver if it failed to inspect or maintain its vehicles; the truck’s manufacturer if a mechanical failure or problem with one of the vehicle’s parts contributed to the accident; and any other drivers who were involved in, or may have contributed to, the accident.
  • As the number of parties involved in a case increases, so does the time it takes to settle; this makes determining blame crucial to the final settlement amount in a truck accident case. For instance, if the truck accident was caused by another driver, then that driver might be the only one who can be held accountable. However, if it turns out that a truck driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel had been coerced into breaking hours of service regulations by the trucking company, then both the driver and the trucking firm would be responsible for any damages that resulted.