Truck accidents can leave victims scared, confused, and uncertain about what to do next. Here are some answers to questions we frequently hear when truck accident victims first come to us for help.
Do I Have a Case?
Not surprisingly, the first thing that many victims want to know is whether they have a case they can pursue. Unfortunately, there is no way to know whether you have a claim without conducting a thorough review of the specific facts in your case, but generally, in order to recover, you need to be able to establish that your accident was caused by the negligence1 of another person.
What is My Case Worth?
Assuming that you do have a claim, it is only natural to wonder how much you will be able to recover. As it is not possible to determine whether you have a claim without reviewing your case, it is similarly impossible to provide any estimate regarding what your case is worth. Some of the factors that may be relevant to how much you will be able to recover include your age, occupation, the nature of your injuries, and whether you were partially at fault for your accident.
Will My Case Go to Trial?
Many victims want to know if they will have to go to trial. While it is possible that your case may go to trial, you should be aware of the fact that the vast majority are settled out of court. Generally speaking, the at-fault party concedes that he or she caused the accident, leaving compensation as the only issue that needs to be determined. Cases that go to trial are often complex and involve disputes about basic facts that will need to be determined by a judge or a jury.
Call a Minnesota Truck Accident Attorney Today
Involvement in a truck accident can leave you with significant injuries and economic losses totaling well into the tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. To learn whether you are entitled to compensation, call McEwen & Kestner, PLLC today at 800-732-3070 to schedule a free consultation or contact us online. If you are unable to come to our office because of your injuries or physical condition, we are happy to meet you at your home or in the hospital.