How large of a settlement should I expect from my semi-truck accident claim?
The basis for determining semi-truck accident settlements is similar to how they are determined for regular car accident claims: severity of injury, personal pain and suffering, lost wages, and damage to your vehicle. One considerable difference, however, is that semi-truck accidents are more devastating than accidents involving regular vehicles. Semi-trucks are massive commercial vehicles and as such, they can leave victims with life-long debilitating injuries or even cause death. Logically, settlements are increased to cover the increased injuries and damages semi-trucks cause. It is not unheard of for semi-truck accident settlements to reach into the 7-figure range with the help of a practiced semi-truck accident lawyer.