If you have suffered a personal injury or loss due to another’s negligence, recklessness, or intentionally dangerous conduct as the result of a truck accident, you may be wondering whether it is worth your time and effort to pursue legal action. There is no “one size fits all” answer to this question, as every accident situation is different. However, given the nature of truck accident injuries, you should take the time to explore your legal options before reaching a conclusion. Scheduling a risk-free consultation with our firm’s Houston, TX truck accident lawyer team will help to ensure that you fully understand your rights and options under the law. Even if you were partially responsible for your injurious circumstances, you may be entitled to significant compensation at this time.
How To Determine if You Should Take Legal Action
There are various things to consider when determining whether you have a valid claim for others who may be partially or totally to blame for your injuries. You’ll want to begin by calculating what your accident has cost you and is likely to cost you, moving forward:
- Medical Expenses. List out your medical expenses that were related to the incident. This calculation should include any future medical expenses you know will arise in the future.
- Out-of-Pocket Costs. Did you pay for any out-of-pocket medical expenses? Maybe you had to rent a car due to the incident.
- Loss of Pay. If you missed any days of work due to the incident, how much pay did you lose?
- Damage to Property. Any expenses you incurred to damaged property can be listed here.
Now that you know the total amount you have lost due to this wrongful act, you still have to determine if you have the ability to recover these costs. For example, if your medical insurance paid for your medical expenses, you no longer can claim them in a lawsuit, or whatever costs you do receive from the lawsuit will get reimbursed to your insurance provider. Note that if you were on the job at the time of your accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
If your expenses will not easily be recovered, chances are good that pursuing legal action will be worth your time and effort. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be able to hold multiple entities (others involved in the accident, manufacturers of faulty parts, trucking companies, etc.) liable for the harm you have suffered.
The experienced legal team at John K. Zaid & Associates can guide you in determining whether it is in your best interests to take legal action at this time. At minimum, exploring your options and clarifying your rights under the law in a risk-free consultation setting is worth your while.