How Much ? Truck Accident Lawsuit & Settlement Value
In the video, Arkady Frekhtman, a New York City personal injury trial lawyer, talks about what to do if you are in a crash with a big rig or semi-truck. He emphasizes that even though these trucks are often covered by insurance policies of one million dollars or more, the process of obtaining compensation is based on the same principles as any other personal injury case, i.e., the case is based on fault and damages.
Therefore, to win your case, you need to prove that the truck driver or trucking company was at fault and caused the accident. To do this, you need to obtain and go through the driver’s qualification file, look at the black box data, and check for violations of federal motor carrier safety rules. In terms of damages, you need to demonstrate your injuries and how they affected your life, including lost wages and future medical costs. If you can prove fault and damages, then you can recover damages. Mr. Frekhtman also provides examples of cases that he handled, where he obtained large settlements for his clients.
Here are some key takeaways from the video:
- Trucks are usually covered by insurance policies of one million dollars or more.
- To win your case, you need to prove fault and damages.
- To prove fault, you need to obtain and go through the driver’s qualification file, look at the black box data, and check for violations of federal motor carrier safety rules.
- In terms of damages, you need to demonstrate your injuries and how they affected your life, including lost wages and future medical costs.
- A violation of safety rules, if related to the cause of the crash, will tend to prove liability.
- Physical injuries from truck accidents can vary, and the medical care needed to treat them can be extensive.
Resources mentioned in the video are:
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act
- Code of Federal Regulations
- Driver’s qualification file
- Black box data
Q: What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act?
A: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act is a federal law that regulates commercial motor vehicles and their drivers.
Q: What is the Code of Federal Regulations?
A: The Code of Federal Regulations is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government.
Q: What is a driver’s qualification file?
A: A driver’s qualification file is a record that contains information about a commercial motor vehicle driver’s qualifications, including their driving history, employment history, and medical records.
Q: What is black box data?
A: Black box data is data that is recorded by the electronic control module (ECM) of a commercial motor vehicle. It contains information about the vehicle’s speed, braking, and other performance metrics.
Q: What should I do if I am involved in a truck accident?
A: If you are involved in a truck accident, seek medical attention right away, gather as much information as possible, and contact an experienced
Who is Arkady Frekhtman
Arkady Frekhtman is a New York City personal injury trial lawyer with over twenty years of experience in personal injury litigation. He is the owner & founder of Frekhtman & Associates. His YouTube channel, Frekhtman & Associates, features educational videos on various aspects of personal injury law.
About The Loeschen Law Firm
At the Loeschen Law Firm, we are experts in personal injury litigation, and we advise you to be prepared and know your rights. If you are involved in a truck accident, seek medical attention right away, gather as much information as possible, and contact an experienced personal injury trial lawyer. Your lawyer will help you navigate the complex process of obtaining compensation and will fight for your rights. Contact the Loeschen Law Firm now for a no obligation consultation for your truck accident lawsuit.