Big truck crashes are those types of things that you see on the news but don’t really think twice about. However, truck accidents can happen when you least expect them to, and no one is immune.
Those injured in these collisions are often left with serious injuries and their lives in shambles. If you’re in this situation, you may find some solace in the fact that whoever was liable for the accident is also responsible for reimbursing you for your losses.
Each truck crash is unique, so calculating your total damages may not be a simple black-and-white process. However, there are certain damages that factor into nearly every truck accident case. Below, we discuss more about how truck accident cases are calculated.
The first thing that you and your attorney will need to calculate is the cost of your total medical expenses, including:
- Emergency room visits
- Ambulance transportation
- Doctors’ visits
- Prescription drug costs
- Physical therapy costs
With any truck accident case, it’s important not to simply look at your past and current expenses but calculate your future medical expenses so that you aren’t left paying anything out-of-pocket when your settlement money runs up.
In many cases, truck crashes can lead to long-term or lifelong impairments that require additional compensation. Your attorney can review the details of your condition to determine what your future medical expenses will look like.
Not only may you be left with medical expenses after a truck accident, but you may be put out of work, resulting in a loss of household income. This can further exacerbate your already-strained financial situation.
If you missed work for a period of time in order to recover from your accident-related injuries, you are entitled to recover damages for lost wages. Additionally, you may also be able to pursue additional compensation for lost earning capacity if your injuries led to a long-term or lifelong physical impairment that prevents you from performing the job you did pre-accident.
We understand that recovering this compensation can be the difference between paying your bills and putting food on the table for your family; we are equipped with the tools and knowledge needed to calculate your total past and future lost wages so you are able to financially recover.
Unlike medical expenses and lost wages, emotional damages are a little more complicated to calculate. While the first two can be done by adding up numbers, the recovery you receive for your emotional damages depends on your attorney’s ability to show how much the accident impacted your life and caused you pain and suffering.
Such damages included in this category include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders
- Long-term physical or mental impairments
- Loss of quality of life
Fighting For Your Recovery
Oftentimes, receiving the maximum compensation that you need and deserve meaning fighting a battle with the insurance company. This is one fight that you do not want to do on your own.
At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, our Savannah truck accident attorneys are dedicated to helping truck accident victims recover the right way. Hiring an attorney who is willing to fight for you until the very end can make or break your recovery. We are the fierce legal advocates ready to hit back against the insurance company to ensure your voice is heard and you are properly compensated.