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How do I determine the value of my truck accident claim in Southwest Florida?
Recently someone came to us and was asking me, “How do you determine the value of a truck accident claim in Florida?” and we explained to them that that is a complex question. There are a lot of different moving parts that go into that.
First of all, you have to determine liability for the accident. Oftentimes when there’s a trucking accident case, the trucking company’s defense attorney will try to argue that the person injured was partially at fault to try to limit their damages. They’ll hire an expert right away. You need a plaintiff’s law firm that can hire an expert right away to do an accident reconstruction, that can get statements of all the witnesses, and that can do all the work to put together that part of the case, so you have a solid foundation for your case to show that the truck was totally at fault for the accident. The second part of that is damages, that is pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, loss of the capacity for enjoyment of life, and sometimes the insurance company for the trucking company, right out of the gate, will understand the extreme value of the case and will pay fair damages. There are sometimes where you need to file a lawsuit, and you determine the value of that case by looking at other verdicts that have happened in the state and by experience. We have four board-certified trial attorneys here at the firm, and we through our experience understand the value of the case, and we can push that case forward and let the insurance company know that we mean business, and that’s usually the way that you can get full value for a case. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us and we’ll be happy to talk to you about this further.