In a truck accident case, you may be facing numerous types of losses, from medical bills to chronic pain and suffering. These accidents are some of the most devastating because of their size and the overall impact. That is why it is so important to work with an experienced El Dorado Hills truck accident lawyer, like those at Triumph Law, who can help you know what kinds of compensation you can seek in a truck accident case.
What Is Compensation in a Truck Accident?
The term compensation implies you are being paid, but the ultimate goal in a car accident claim is to make a person “whole” again. It is not possible to make the pain and suffering, emotional trauma, or the days spent in the hospital go away. That is why a person is eligible for financial compensation, which should provide you with the monetary support you need to get the best care and carry on with your life.
Compensation in a truck accident should cover all of the losses you have. This will differ based on the severity of the incident, the cause of the incident, as well as how well your truck accident attorneys can prove your losses. Our goal is always to maximize the compensation paid to you.
The following are some examples of compensation that you may be eligible for after a truck accident, but the only way to know what you are actually eligible to receive is to speak to an attorney who can look at the details of your case. Our team can offer specific insight about all of the losses you have. This includes those you may not have considered in the past.
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Medical Bill Compensation
For many people, getting their medical bills paid is a priority, and your compensation from a truck accident should include these. It should apply to any type of medical bills you have from the emergency itself, hospital care, and ongoing recovery support. For many people, this may include losses related to injuries sustained at the time of the accident as well as injuries related to a worsening of existing conditions caused by the accident.
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Lost Time at Work
If you were unable to work due to the incident, perhaps because you were in the hospital, you suffered loss of wages during that time, as well as loss of benefits. In some cases, you may also miss time to meet with your attorney or to go to court. You should be able to claim compensation for all of those losses so be sure to review our triumphs.
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Property damage from a truck accident often involves repairing your vehicle or replacing it if it has too much damage for safe repair. The property damage to you should be repaired to ensure your vehicle meets the same value that it was at prior to the accident. That can be hard to do, which is why working towards receiving a dollar figure to buy a new car can sometimes be critical.
While lost time at work is one factor, some people may face a long-term loss of income and the ability to earn income as they did. This may stem from complications from physical injuries related to the accident, for example. Our goal will be to estimate what your losses are now and what they could be in the future if you cannot do the same job you were doing or your ability to advance in that position is reduced.
Pain and Suffering Damages
One of the types of compensation you may be owed is pain and suffering, a claim that tries to put a dollar value on the pain you suffered at the time of the incident and beyond. This is rarely easy to do, but our goal will be to use evidence from witnesses, your own statements, expert data, and claims like your own by other people to estimate what your pain and suffering are. This should consider the chronic pain you may continue to suffer.
Other Non-Economic Losses
Your damages for non-economic losses may include more than pain and suffering but also include emotional distress, disfigurement or scarring, loss of enjoyment in life, mental anguish and trauma, and loss of consortium. As your truck accident attorneys, we will work with you to better understand how this accident has changed your life and your future. By assigning a value to these areas, we can help you to move on to improve your overall well-being.
In some cases, the court may award punitive damages, an additional type of compensation paid in situations where the responsible party acted in some way that was negligent or intentional and that led to your losses. It is a type of additional punishment levied on the person who caused the losses and is meant to deter additional actions like it. You may be owed punitive damages, and a core part of the work we do will be to show this.
If your immediate family member was killed due to the negligence of a truck driver, no amount of damages will bring them back. However, you may be able to obtain compensation if you were a dependent to help you continue your life with a wrongful death lawsuit. More so, you may also be able to obtain compensation to cover their final costs, including burial and funeral costs related to the incident.
Why You Need to Work with Our Truck Accident Attorneys in These Demanding Cases
There are numerous kinds of compensation that can be sought in a truck accident case, but you may not be able to simply file a claim without evidence that clearly points to and outlines the losses you have suffered. Allow our legal team at Triumph Law to guide you in getting the very best level of compensation for the losses you have. Set up a free, no-obligation consultation and case review with us now to discuss your case and learn more about the losses you have incurred limiting your future.