Accidents involving commercial trucks often result in significant injuries and property damage. Determining the value of a truck accident claim involves many different factors, which is why it is important that your claim is correctly valued so that you may be fairly compensated for your losses.
The Windsor truck accident lawyers at our firm discuss the factors involved in valuing a truck accident claim. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident with a commercial truck, request a free, no-obligation consultation to see if you may be eligible to pursue compensation.
Factors Used to Calculate the Value of Your Claim
The potential value of a claim will depend on your individual circumstances and the extent of all damages suffered in the truck accident. If we represent you, our lawyers will look at the following:
All past and future medical expenses can be calculated to determine the total cost of your medical care. For treatment already received, these costs may include:
- Emergency room visits
- Ambulance transportation
- Diagnostic tests, labs and imaging
- Doctors’ visits
- Prescription medications
- Medical assistive devices
In more serious cases, long-term treatment may be required in the recovery process. Costs would be estimated based on the treatment you are anticipated to need later on. A lawyer from our firm can help include these costs in your claim so that you receive the compensation needed to cover future care.
Personal Property Damage
Truck-related accidents typically result in significant damage to one’s vehicle and personal property. We can help obtain estimates for needed repairs from a professional if your vehicle is repairable. If your vehicle is unable to be fixed, we could also obtain an estimate for the value of your vehicle.
Loss of Current and Future Wages
If you missed work due to your injuries, your lost wages may also be recoverable. The total amount of missed time from work could be calculated using recent pay stubs. Benefits you accrued while off work recovering from an injury, such as paid time off or sick time, could be included as if they were unpaid.
Other serious injuries may prevent you from returning to work in your prior role or prevent you from returning to work at all. The value of wages you would have expected to earn in the future could be estimated by our lawyers based on current pay, education and training, job market and expected career trajectory.
Pain and Suffering
Calculating a value for pain and suffering is a lot more difficult because there is no exact expense associated, as there is with medical bills. To place a value on your individual pain and suffering, our lawyers will also consider the severity of your injuries, its impact on your quality of life, resulting disabilities, scarring, physical pain, emotional turmoil and other factors related to the accident.
Deadline to File a Truck Accident Claim
Most truck accident victims in Ontario generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a truck accident claim. However, not all truck accidents are the same. This deadline may be extended if the injuries are not immediately known to the victim, if the victim is a minor at the time he or she is injured or if the victim suffers from a disability that affects cognitive function at the time of the accident.
Call Our Lawyers for More Information
If you were involved in a truck-related accident, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered. Our lawyers at Greg Monforton & Partners have a proven track record recovering the maximum compensation possible for the clients that we represent.
Schedule a free consultation to learn what legal options may be available to you. We are available 24/7 to take your call and charge no upfront fees. You only pay us if we recover compensation for you.
Contact our office today by calling (866) 320-4770.