Yes, you can sue the company for your property damage. There are two parts to a case: 1) liability (fault), and 2) damage. If the driver of the truck was at fault for the crash, you are entitled to seek compensation for all of your damages including damage to your car and for personal injuries. I would recommend speaking with an attorney. I'd be happy to talk you, if you wish.
I am sorry for your loss. Do not be fooled. The insurance companies are not looking out for your best interests. The issues Involved in wrongful death are complicated. I strongly recommend that you do work with an attorney.
Ultimately, your case is only worth what a jury will award you at trial. Numerous factors can affect the value of your case before a jury. I never give a client the "settlement value" of their case until I know all facts of the case. You are dealing with a serious and complicated injury. If you do not have an attorney, the insurance company knows that you alone cannot put their feet to the fire by taking your case to trial. Im my experience, you will not see an offer for the full value of...
You can speak with any experienced medical malpractice lawyer. Our firm has been has been handling medical malpractice cases for over 25 years. We are located in St. Louis, but handle cases throughout the state. I'd be happy to speak with you.
Casey & Devoti, PC
To answer your question, the driver (and his employer if he was working at the time through the doctrine of respondeat superior) would liable (responsible) for your injuries if he was negligent in the operation of the vehicle. Most people (and companies) have liability insurance coverage that would pay for your damages up to the limits of the coverage.
The defendant's insurer is only on the hook to pay up to the policy limits. You have a right to go after the defendant for more, but collection becomes an issue. To collect any amount above the policy limits must be done against the defendant personally. If he has no assets, collection will be very difficult. An additional option would be to pursue a claim against your Underininsured Motorists insurance coverage, if you have it. I'd be happy to talk to you if you have any questions.
The owner of the premises is only responsible for injuries caused by dangerous and defective conditions. Were the stairs dangerous and defective? If so, you may have a claim. If not, your manager may be right.
On another note, most insurance policies have medical payments coverage. This is a separate policy that covers medical bills incurred for injuries sustained on the covered premises. The limits of these policies are typically low, between $1,000 - $10,000. These are no fault...
I don't know what lack of resources means. I can tell you that the analysis of whether your daughter has a viable case is complicated. The first part of the analysis is to determine whether the doctor was negligent - whether his actions fell below the standard of care for doctors in his specialty. Next, you must determine the extent of the damages you anticipate to recover should you be successful. Prosecuting a medical malpractice action is extremely expensive. If your expenses equal or...
Operating on the wrong part of the body is inexcusable. Every hospital should have safe guards in place to make sure this does not happen. You should speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.