What Is My Truck Accident Claim Worth?
An Aggressive Attorney Who Fights For Full Compensation
A truck accident can leave you with serious injuries and mounting medical bills. Experienced truck accident lawyer Scott Elliot Smith can help you prove negligence by truck drivers and trucking companies and recover damages, a legal term used to describe financial compensation.
But how much is your claim worth? There's no simple answer to that question. That's because no two truck accident claims are exactly alike. There are different factors in truck accidents that make each claim unique. Some of these factors include:
- Total amount of past and future medical bills
- Severity of injuries
- Any lost wages
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the federal agency that regulates the trucking industry, requires trucking companies to carry at least $750,000 in liability coverage for their trucks. Some trucks are required to carry much more than that-for example, trucks that carry hazardous materials.
The damage and injuries caused by a truck accident can be quite serious. Because of this, the minimum amount of insurance coverage required for commercial trucks is much higher than for passenger cars, and claims are also larger than for most car accidents.
But after an accident, the focus of trucking companies and their insurance carriers is to pay out as little as possible. They may deny responsibility, or claim that you were at least partially responsible for what happened. That's why you need an aggressive attorney on your side who has decades of experience successfully fighting insurance companies. That's why you need Scott Elliot Smith.
Experienced Columbus Truck Accident Attorney
Truck drivers and trucking companies are each responsible for the safety of commercial trucks on the road. But sometimes, truck drivers make poor decisions when trying to meet a deadline. They speed. They drive without getting enough sleep. They take drugs to try to stay awake. Truck drivers might do these things on their own. But some trucking companies also put pressure on drivers to meet unrealistic schedules or fail to conduct background checks. Whatever the underlying reason, such actions can result in an accident that leaves people hurt.
If you've been injured in a truck accident, the Smith Law Office can conduct a thorough investigation of the crash. We will look for evidence of negligence on the part of the truck driver and the trucking company and verify if FMCSA rules were followed. We'll examine all relevant documents, including police reports and safety records, and interview any witnesses. This evidence can help us build the strongest case possible.
Scott Elliot Smith can also review your medical records and make sure you receive all the treatment you need-now and in the future. He'll consider the full impact the truck accident has had on you and your family. After speaking with you and reviewing all the evidence, he will determine the true value of your claim. He will then aggressively fight to recover the full compensation for your accident.
Trucking companies and their insurance carriers don't care about your best interests. You need an attorney on your side who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Scott Elliot Smith has more than three decades of experience helping clients recover damages and regain control of their lives. Call 614-846-1700 today for a free consultation or contact us online. And best of all, you don't pay us anything unless we recover damages. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.