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What to Expect During a Tractor-Trailer Accident Trial

Posted on: November 28, 2016

Tractor Trailer accident attorneys

When an accident case goes to trial, it is because there is either a dispute about liability or an agreement could not be reached for compensation. If your tractor-trailer accident case is going to trial, there are some things you should expect.

Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer

You have carefully selected your legal representation by this time, someone with an excellent understanding of injury tort law to prosecute your case against the defendant. The defendant, that is the party you are suing, is most likely a tractor-trailer trucking company or an independent driver. In the former case, the attorney has been hired by the company’s insurer. Otherwise you will be suing the driver himself, not his insurance company.

Witnesses

Each side will present witnesses. Some may be witnesses to the accident itself, others may be medical professionals, law officers, or others with relevant information to the accident. You should expect the defense to question the extent of your injuries and attempt to prove that you were at fault.

The defense may produce their own medical professional to dispute the severity of your injuries to mitigate compensation awards. A tractor-trailer accident will involve a significantly higher amount of insurance coverage for liability, so expect the defense to do whatever they can to dispute or discredit your case.

The Jury

The jury assigned to your trial will make their determination on your case based on several factors:

  • How you obtained your injuries.
  • Whether the defendant should be held liable for the tractor-trailer accident.
  • Whether there is any comparative liability on your part.
  • The details of the injuries, medical expenses and treatment, financial losses, pain and suffering, etc.

The jury determines how much to award for each form of compensation. They will evaluate the documentation and evidence provided to decide a fair amount to pay you. This amount will be less the lawyer fees and any out-of-pocket expenses incurred while building your case.

If you plan to take a tractor-trailer accident case to court, arm yourself with a highly experienced and knowledgeable legal team to stack things in your favor. We will fight and win for you. Contact us for your free and confidential case evaluation.

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