However truck accidents occur, they more often than not leave a victim with life-changing injuries. Our team at Spear Greenfield has seen numerous clients that have been devastated by a truck accident. We have passionately represented their best interests, and our passion would extend to you! One of our truck accident attorneys at Spear Greenfield can investigate your case and advise you on actions you can take. Our free first appointments carry no hidden fees, pressures, or obligations to proceed.
The Types of Truck Accident Compensation
If you’re injured in a crash, your truck accident lawyer can help you pursue several forms of compensation.
A truck accident can have severe financial consequences that can impact your life for years to come. You may be entitled to compensation to cover doctor visits, hospital stays, physical therapy, medical devices, and similar expenses. You could also recover damages for future medical costs.
If your injuries prevent you from working, you can pursue compensation for lost current and future wages. Other forms of economic recovery include property damage (the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle) and funeral/burial expenses.
You could also be entitled to compensation for damages over and above the economic damages you incur. These include any ongoing pain and suffering resulting from your injuries and mental anguish, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Emotional distress can also occur if you lose a loved one in the accident.
In some situations, a judge or jury may determine that the truck driver’s negligence was so severe that the victim should receive additional damages. As the term indicates, punitive damages are intended to punish operators for their reckless behavior.