A semi-truck collision in California might result in many injured people and several lawsuits filed. Some may wonder how long it could take to resolve the claims due to the complexities associated with truck crashes.
Truck accident claims
Truck accident claims involve gathering and presenting much as the same types of evidence as other motor vehicle claims. Expressly, the evidence must point to injuries and losses suffered and who is at fault. Evidence might include eyewitness statements, photographs, police reports, and more. Insurance company investigators, civil court judges and juries must see the proof. Compiling evidence might take time.
Medical records might present detailed information about an injury, and billing related to the care might establish a portion of losses suffered. Immediate and follow-up treatment could reflect only some of the costs a victim suffers. The victim might be out of work for several weeks and generally must submit credible evidence to support claims of lost income or earning potential.
Issues with truck collisions
Big rig accidents could present complexities that might slow down the settlement process. Since semi-trucks are so massive and highways so crowded, many collisions may involve multiple vehicles. Investigations might take longer when there are more victims and a more significant amount of evidence to review.
If more than one party’s negligence caused the collision, victims might seek compensation from all those responsible. A lawsuit or insurance claim against one liable party might end quickly, but the other could take some time. Even so, the process could work out in the claimant’s favor.