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What Are the Available Damages in Truck Accident Cases?

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A truck accident can change your life in an instant. Due to their sheer size, a truck or other commercial vehicle can cause catastrophic injuries and property damage. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a truck accident, you may be worried about mounting medical bills, lost wages and missed work, loss of transportation, and potential long-term or unexpected expenses resulting from the accident.

The bottom line is: if you have been injured in a truck accident, trust Farah & Farah to fight for your truck accident compensation. We can help you recover damages beyond what your insurance will cover, such as travel expenses between hospitals and specialists, the cost of possible home or vehicle modifications, decreased wages due to injuries, pain and suffering, and more.

We are here for you! You don’t have to go through this stressful time aloneContact us today at (844) 923-1533 for a free case review.

Economic Damages in Truck Accident Cases

Economic damages cover losses incurred in the trucking accident that can be assigned a specific dollar amount.

Examples of economic damages include:

Medical Expenses and Treatments

Injuries sustained in truck accidents can be devastating, and some may require lifelong treatment and care. Your health insurance may not come close to covering the costs of your current and future medical bills. A skilled attorney can help you petition for truck accident compensation, including current and future medical expenses, in-home care, hospitalization, transportation to and from medical treatment, modifications for your home and vehicle, and more.

Loss of Income

The injuries you sustain in a truck accident can be long-lasting. As a result, you may be forced to miss weeks or months of work as you heal physically and mentally. You shouldn’t have to use your sick or vacation days because of someone else’s negligence.

Diminished Earning Capacity

Your injuries may be so severe that you cannot return to your job or perform the same level of work as before. If you are unable to work — or forced to take a job at a lower pay rate — you can seek compensation to make up for the loss of your previous earning capacity.

Property Damages

In addition to seeking damages for your vehicle, you can also be compensated for items damaged or destroyed in the truck accident, such as prescription glasses, electronics, and clothing.

We can help you calculate these losses to ensure you are fully compensated for the economic losses resulting from your truck accident.

Non-Economic Damages in Truck Accident Cases

You can pursue restitution for intangible damages you suffered due to the truck accident. We know it can feel difficult to put an exact dollar figure on these things. However, negligent parties should have to be responsible for the effects of their actions.

Examples of non-economic damages include:

Pain and Suffering

These damages are separate from compensation for past or future medical bills. While it can be challenging to quantify the suffering caused by the truck accident, our truck accident attorneys have the experience to help maximize the compensation you can seek for pain and suffering.

Emotional Distress and Mental Anguish

A truck accident injury can lead to acute, lasting psychological injuries. You may be left with extreme mental pain, grief, and anxiety. In addition to the immediate mental trauma inflicted by the accident, psychological distress can also manifest as post-traumatic stress. You may experience these episodes when attempting to use a vehicle or simply thinking about vehicles and your accident. Additionally, the inability to have romantic relationships or have children with your spouse, or chronic depression can all be caused by a truck accident.

Disability and Disfigurement

The catastrophic injuries sustained in a truck accident may leave you with permanent mental or physical disabilities and scars. These may include disfiguring injuries. They may require complex plastic surgeries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, or brain injuries. These types of injuries may cause you to need continuous medical care or prevent you from ever working again. These disabilities can have a lasting mental, physical, and monetary impact on your life, and you are entitled to seek compensation for these issues.

Wrongful Death

In the aftermath of a fatal truck accident, the loss of emotional and financial support that comes with the death of a parent, spouse, child, sibling, or other family member is significant. If you lost a family member in a truck accident, you can seek compensation for your losses. Our experienced truck accident attorneys can help you demonstrate the depth and impact of your losses so that they are accounted for in a settlement.

Punitive Damages

While not as common, punitive damages may be awarded to victims in trucking accident cases. Punitive damages are only awarded if it can be proven that a driver or trucking company acted maliciously or knowingly flouted safety regulations or laws. These damages are more likely to be issued when the circumstances leading to them cause grave harm or death. Punitive damages are meant to punish the negligent party and serve as a deterrent to others.

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We Know How To Fight For Truck Accident Compensation

Trucking accidents can cause catastrophic injuries, property damage, and loss of life, and the resulting legal cases can be highly complex. If you or someone you love has been negatively impacted by a trucking accident, you deserve to have the very best legal representation.

At Farah & Farah, our compassionate and experienced team of truck accident attorneys will be your partner during this difficult time. Trust us to fight for the justice you deserve. Contact us today for a no-obligation case review.

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