Victims of trucking accidents may be eligible for a range of damages depending upon the severity of their injuries or the contributing factors in relation to the accident. Typically, victims are eligible for economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages can include compensation for things such as medical expenses, lost wages, or property damage.
Non-economic damages may be more challenging to qualify for and will depend mainly on several factors related to your accident.
Compensation will vary depending on the factors of your accident. The best way to ensure you are receiving fair compensation for your situation is to find an experienced truck accident attorney. An attorney with a proven track record of representing victims against the negligence of trucking companies is highly recommended. An experienced attorney will know how to fight on your behalf for a range of both economic and non-economic damages.
Examples of compensation that a knowledgeable attorney will seek include:
Medical Expenses: The cost of medical care is high. Prescriptions, doctor’s visits, potential hospital stays, and surgeries can tally up fast.
Lost Wages: Income lost due to your injury is owed to you. Whether it’s wages lost by not being able to attend work or loss of income from your own business.
Disability: Depending on the severity of the injury, the victim of a trucking accident may be forced into a skilled nursing facility for long-term care or require home health care.
Property Damage: Repairing a vehicle after an accident can be extremely costly. Oftentimes, a vehicle is totaled when it’s involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler.
Wrongful Death: If you’ve lost a loved one because of the negligence of a truck driver, you are potentially eligible to recover damages for pain and suffering and expenses regarding funeral arrangements.
The compensation that you recover will depend heavily on who you have representing you. Don’t leave your case up to chance. Our legal counsel has decades of combined experience representing truck accident victims following their tragic accidents. If you’ve been injured, seek out the professional and experienced attorneys at Sutliff & Stout.