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Recovering Compensation After a Truck Accident

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Accidentswith commercial trucks are almostalways going to result in very seriousand grave injuries. People unfortunate enough to be involved in a truckaccident almost universally require emergency medical attention due to thegiant size discrepancy between a 30,000 lb. or more commercial truck and apassenger car.

Consultingwith a truck accident lawyer is necessary to help you negotiate a fairsettlement with the insurance companies. It is important that the truckaccident lawyer you choose to represent you has handled personal injurylawsuits like yours and understands the nature of truck accidents.

RecoveringMedical Expenses After a Truck Accident

Every state’s laws differ regarding recovery in personalinjury lawsuits. Most states, however, will allow a seriously injuredplaintiff to recover all past and future medical expenses related to the truckaccident.

Generally, the quality of your life following your truck accident compared to your quality of life priorto the truck accident will play aconsiderable role in the amount of damages you are able recover. These damages fall into 2 categories:

Economic – which aremedical expenses and lost wages; and

Non-Economic – whichconsists of "pain-and-suffering", loss of companionship, and other quality oflife factors that don’t have a price tag.

Economicdamages are fairly obvious, easy to estimate, and less difficult to prove. Typically, there will be no limit placedon the amount of economic damages that can be recovered and they usuallyconsist of:

  • Pastand future medical expenses
  • Otherexpenses associated with the injury

Theinjured party’s physical condition, health, and life expectancy will all betaken into consideration when recoverable medical damages are calculated. Forexample, a 75-year-old individual with a broken hip will have lower past andfuture medical expenses than a 20-year-old individual who suffers from anincapacitating injury that will require a lifetime of attention that leavesthem permanently disabled.

Injuriessustained in an accident where acommercial truck is involved willmost likely be life-altering. Many people will require long and intensivemedical treatment, and some will need permanent life-long care. Medical damagesrecovered at trial must account for all the latent and future medical expenses,not only the medical expenses immediately following the accident.

That is why it is imperative for you to have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side. A qualified personal injuryattorney can negotiate on your behalf with insurance companies, examine the evidence, and bring your case to trial through a personal injury lawsuit if necessary.

To begin filing a personal injury claim for your trucking accident injuries, contact an experienced truck accident attorney at the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. today to discuss your legal options.

  • The content of this article is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need help with a Truck Accident claims, consult an experienced trucking accident attoney from the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. by calling TOLL FREE: 800 - 773 - 6770 OR by filling out the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page.
The content of this website is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need help with a Truck Accident claim, consult an experienced trucking accident attorney from the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. by calling TOLL FREE: 800 - 773 - 6770 OR by filling out the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page.
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