If you were involved in an accident in Daytona Beach, FL with a tractor-trailer, dump truck, or box truck and are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit for the damages you suffered, you might be wondering what the average settlement is that is often awarded in these types of cases. The truth is, there are several factors that must be accounted for when valuing a truck accident case and each case generally has different circumstances involved. Therefore, it is difficult to provide you with an average amount that victims are able to recover.
However, that doesn’t mean you cannot review past cases and verdicts to see what amounts were awarded to victims who may have suffered from the same or similar injuries as you or obtain an estimate for your own case from a qualified truck accident lawyer in Daytona Beach, FL. With that said, below we have taken the time to provide you with a few settlements that were awarded to victims of large truck crashes and the contact information for one of the best truck accident attorneys in the Daytona Beach, FL area.
Verdicts Reached in Past Truck Accident Cases
- The surviving family of a couple and their seven-month-old son who were killed in an 18-wheeler accident were awarded a $17 million verdict after the trucker collided into the back of their vehicle after failing to reduce his speed when traffic had slowed [Source: WMBF News].
- A 28-year-old man was awarded a $1 million pretrial settlement after suffering a fractured leg as a result of his vehicle being hit by a tractor-trailer [Source: Yahoo Finance].
- After being struck by a pickup truck and having to undergo a below-the-knee amputation of his left leg, a man was awarded $20 million for the lifelong injuries he suffered, and his wife received $1.6 million in damages [Source: Courtroom View Network].
Why are the settlements awarded in truck accident cases often for large amounts?
Truck collisions are among some of the worst types of vehicular accidents that transpire on our roadways. Many of the victims of these incidents often suffer fatal injuries and those that manage to survive generally suffer a disability or other type of serious injury. Given the impact the crash has on a victim (i.e. mentally, physically, and financially), most are entitled to recover a large amount from the trucking company responsible for employing the driver as well as the operator of the truck. And because trucking companies are required to carry a significant amount in auto insurance coverage, this allows victims and their families to recover more given they can prove they are entitled to receive it.
Now, you do need to keep in mind that all states have different laws pertaining to how much can be awarded in personal injury and wrongful death cases and each has its own statute of limitations that determines how long a victim or their surviving family has to file a lawsuit against the negligent party(ies). With that said, it is important that you contact Pappas & Russell so that you can speak with an experienced truck crash attorney in Daytona Beach, FL and receive an accurate estimate for your damages that takes into account Florida’s personal injury laws.
Pappas & Russell can be reached at:
213 Silver Beach Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118