In 2015 alone there were over 83,000 injuries and 3,600 deaths from accidents with large trucks. Semi-trucks, tractor trailers and 18-wheelers are so much bigger and so much more limited in visibility and mobility compared to the other cars, trucks and motorcycles they share the California roadways with. If you have been involved in an accident with a big truck in Los Angeles or anywhere in California, do not hesitate to give Walch Law a call today.
How Much is My Los Angeles Truck Accident Case Worth
We talk to individuals and families everyday about Los Angeles truck accident personal injury and wrongful death cases and one of their top questions is about how much their case is worth. And rightfully so-- dealing with an injury or death is not only emotionally and physically devastating but it can also be extremely expensive. Medical bills, missed work, disabilities, funerals-- none of these things are cheap and no one really plans for this type of tragedy.
To answer the question of how much your Los Angeles truck accident case is worth, start with analyzing how much your injuries and other things impacted by the accident have cost you. Answer these questions:
- Injuries: Hospital time, doctors appointments, prescription drugs, etc. How much have you spent so far trying to get better from the truck accident? We take this number and work with your medical care providers to also come up with a figure that reflects your medical needs going forward and how much they will cost. This analysis includes emotional issues that you are dealing with as a result of the crash, including car accident PTSD.
- Employment: How much work have you missed because of the accident? Can you still work? Do you need to work less or get a different job? The answers to these questions provide a big part of the answer to the larger question about how much your truck accident case is worth. When it comes to wrongful death cases, we look at how much the individual contributed to the family and what that loss looks like in the long run.
- Relationships: How have your personal relationships with your children, partner or others been impacted? If you can't play with your young children anymore because of a physical disability, you should be financially compensated for this major change in your life.
- Other factors: When you read about the really really big truck accident settlements in cases it is very likely that there were two main things going on: there were life changing injuries or death to the victim and the judge/jury in the case also applied punitive damages. To begin, punitive damages in California personal injury cases are rare and also heavily appealed by the defendants so what might be initially reported as a HUGE verdict will often get significantly reduced in appeals. For punitive damages to be a possibility in your case, the actions of the defendant (the truck driver, the trucking company and others) can't just be negligence but has to be particularly reckless and dangerous behavior that had a clear disregard for others. Put differently, the punitive damages are less about benefiting the victim of the truck accident (although it certainly does) and more about punishing the defendant for seriously bad behavior.
At Walch Law, we work hard to maximize your recovery and minimize the time it takes to get it. Our success record speaks for itself. If you have been hit by a large truck in Los Angeles or anywhere in California, give us a call today to discuss your legal options further. Time is of the essence when it comes to meeting the very strict California personal injury filing deadlines and you do not want to miss this very important opportunity to recovery for your expenses and loss. Contact us today.
Nine Reasons To Choose Us
When looking for a California wrongful death lawyer, you want a law firm that can get you the money you deserve. At Walch Law, we don't just meet our clients' expectations, we exceed them. We win over 95% of our cases and will work hard to get you the same great results we have gotten for so many of our happy clients. When it comes to handing a California wrongful death case, resolving your case as quickly as possible for as much money as possible is how we approach every case.
Founding partner Gary Walch started this law firm to help people in your very situation. With over forty years of experience, you can feel confident that when you hire Walch Law Firm, you are benefiting from his years of experience. Robert Walch has been with the firm since 2000 and has a track record of success, as does the rest of the highly qualified staff at Walch Law. A family firm with the resources of a big law firm means you get the best of both worlds.
There are lots of law firms that will happily take your business but very few will deliver results and handle your case the way that we do. We understand and respect how difficult this time is for you and our family. When you hire Walch Law Firm you are hiring a family firm that you can trust. We have a stellar reputation within the legal community and among our clients.
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For many individuals and families following a death it is not just an emotional time but a stressful financial time as well—hiring an attorney should help relieve this financial stress which is why you hire us on a contingency fee arrangement. Translation: you don't pay for any fees or costs associated with your case until you get paid. We have the financial resources of a large law firm but the accessible environment of a small firm meaning your case won't get lost in the shuffle.
Whenever you are ready, we are available to talk and this open and available communication model is something that our clients enjoy until their case is closed. We keep you informed and updated on your case every step of the way, always explain what's happening in plain English and ultimately deliver on our promise to get you paid.
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Winning over 95% of our cases means that you can feel very confident when you hire us to help with your case. Some of our recent victories include a $5,000,000+ settlement for a car accident, $1,250,000 settlement for a wrongful death pedestrian case and $2,500,000 for injuries related to a subway accident.
First and foremost, you are suffering a major traumatic loss and we understand that. We can help with counseling, medical professionals and other important resources during this time. Your focus should be on dealing with this loss, let us take care of all the legal details.
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There are small firms that might not be able to front the costs of your case and there are big law firms that will easily take your case but lack any type of personal touch (and you might have trouble hearing back from them when you want to) and then there's Walch Law Firm. We can handle any case and pride ourselves on our accessibility to clients. Father-son duo Gary & Robert Walch treat everyone like family and this personal touch is something that our clients as well as our employees constantly comment on and appreciate!
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