Filing a Trucking Accident Claim: Why it’s Worth It

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Verdicts and Settlements for Trucking Accident Victims

If you were injured in a trucking accident or lost a loved one to a trucking accident, you may be wondering if filing a claim is worth it. Below are 10 of the verdicts awarded in the United States in recent years, each obtaining more than one million dollars and involving a variety of injuries and losses. To learn more about your legal right to compensation, contact The Trucking Attorneys.

$15.5 Million – The Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll

A 64-year-old man was killed and a 62-year-old woman suffered a leg amputation, fractured ribs and broken bones in her legs and arms after a multi-car pile-up on the interstate involving several commercial trucks that were driving too fast in adverse conditions.

$14.25 Million – The Trucking Attorneys

A woman was burned on her arm and the male occupant and daughter were killed, when their vehicle was rear ended by a tractor-trailer on a bridge near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

$5.25 Million – The Trucking Attorneys

Achieved in a wrongful death suit of a mother and her child who were in a disabled vehicle that was struck by a tractor-trailer in icy conditions near South Londondemy Township in Pennsylvania.

$4.8 Million – Cellino & Barnes

A woman suffered disabling back injuries after a large truck made a right-hand turn into the car she was driving.

$3.25 Million – The Trucking Attorneys

A truck driver was working on a refrigeration unit on the trailer of a parked vehicle on the shoulder of the road when a commercial truck hit him, resulting in a brachial plexus injury to his right arm, in Cumming, Georgia.

$3 Million – Morgan & Morgan

A 16-year-old boy was hit by a truck while walking to school, resulting in his death.

$2.75 Million – Ritchie Law Firm P.L.C.

A West Virginia resident suffered permanent, traumatic brain injuries as well as two fractured ankles and three fractured ribs after she was hit by her own car after it was struck by a city water truck while she waited on the side of the road.

$2.65 Million – The Brandi Law Firm

A Chicago-based long haul truck driver was struck by a left-turning truck that had run a red light, resulting in pelvic fractures and a gastric perforation requiring multiple surgeries.

$2 Million – Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Wrongful death suit on behalf of the surviving wife and two children of a man who died when his automobile was struck head on by a semi-truck outside of Lincoln, CA.

$1.3 Million – The Jasmer Law Firm

A partial settlement was awarded after a truck accident resulted in severe brain injury to a 17-year-old boy.


To find these verdicts, we searched google for the top trucking accident verdicts in the United States, as well as including a few of our larger settlements. We chose verdicts that were delivered for a variety of injuries and losses to show that the settlement amount isn’t just based on the extent of injuries or deaths caused by the accident. There are many factors that determine a settlement amount including level of negligence by the party that caused the accident, whether drugs or alcohol was involved, whether other laws were being broken at the time of the accident, and more. The more experienced your trucking accident attorney is, the greater the likelihood you will get the verdict amount that you deserve.

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