Q: What are my options if i got hit by a truck and suffered serious injuries?
I was hit by a truck while riding my bicycle and a truck hit me 7/28/2018. Causing 22 broken bones and brain injury i was in a coma for 10 days. Is there a limit that i can sue the person for. I was a model and actor this accident has hindered me where i can not work. This accident changed my life and caused me to have to move to MA to live with my mother where she has been taking care of me. The person who hit me not only caused me physical harship but also financial and emotional harship where as i cant work. I have issues on my entire left side and i am no longer able to drive. Can you let me know what my options are and what steps would need to be taken. I know i need a good lawyer but i want to know what can be done to get compensated for all the damages that this person caused me and how much can i go after her for.
A: more info needed.
you probably should not be discussing your case on an open forum.
assuming you have liability on your side and your can prove your injuries were from this accident, there is NO limit.......
however, the ins limits will probably determine that question if the driver does not have outside assets.
hire a lawyer asap, however, i am ASSUMING since it is an old case that you probably can not find a lawyer to take the case.
A: Assuming that the truck driver was at fault, you can make a claim with the truck driver's insurance company. You can recover your past and future wage loss, medical expenses and pain and suffering. If you had your own policy of uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage, you can recover from that depending on the insurance policy/limits of the truck driver. As for the amount you can recover, it depends on the policy limits, the truck driver's percentage of fault, your diagnosed injuries, your reasonable and necessary medical expenses, your residual injuries and permanent disfigurement, if any, and your preexisting conditions, if any, among many other possible factors. You will need a detailed consultation with a qualified personal injury attorney to get a detailed analysis. There is only so much that can be done via the Justia Q&A format. Assuming that you were 18 or older at the time of the collision, you have two years from that date to file suit, or you will be barred by the statute of limitations. Move quickly.
A: If the truck driver had insurance then I believe you have a good case. My only concern is why you have not hired an attorney yet. Your case happened in the middle of 2018 and you are now in year 2020. The Statute of Limitations is about to expire. I advise you to hire an attorney right away. Best of luck.
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