Types of Compensation You May Receive

A trucking accident occurs when a tractor-trailer has a collision with another person, vehicle or thing. Trucking accidents lead to serious damages and sometimes can be fatal.  These types of cases are extremely complicated and requires the assistance of a lawyer who has experience as a trucking accident lawyer. Truck Accident Lawyers is here to take assist you with your case.

Trucking accidents occur on average every 16 minutes. A trucking accident can occur because of a various number of reasons, either caused by the driver or the tractor-trailer itself. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2017, the estimated number of fatalities that were caused by large trucking accidents was 3,400. They also estimated number of injuries that were caused by large trucking accidents to be around 74,000.

Trucking accidents are commonly caused by driver fatigue, unsafe vehicle operation, unsafe/unstable loads. Between 1992 and 2002 there was a rise in the number of large trucking accidents that were fatal due to these reasons. Trucking is a booming industry, with the demand for goods continuously increasing, so will the demand for trucking. Although this is good for the economy, this is not always good for other drivers on the road. Not all truck drivers cause accidents, but the ones who do should be punished for the harm that they caused.

Medical Bills

Compensation for your past, present and future cost of the medical treatments

When you are filing a claim in a tractor trailer case, you may receive compensation for medical bills. When you receive compensation for medical bills, you are receiving compensation for your past, present and future cost of the medical treatments. Trucking accidents can be deadly. They may leave you or a family member needing care long after the accident and the case is over. Let us help you to ensure you are covered for as long as you need.

Property Damage Compensation

Property damage compensation is often described as compensation for the damages that occurred to your vehicle and its contents due to the accident.

A tractor trailer is much bigger than the vehicle that you are in and often damages the whole vehicle, injures you, and damages any belongings that you may have had inside you vehicle during the accident. Receiving compensation for these property damages will help you to replace the things you lost in the accident.

Pain and suffering

Compensation for your physical pain and limitation resulting from the accident.

Long after the accident and even after the case is over, you may still be dealing with the devastating results of the accident. Pain and suffering compensation is compensation for your physical pain and limitation resulting from the accident. We work with a skilled team of experts that will be able to determine the amount of suffering that was cause to you by the accident. We will be able to put your pain and suffering into terms that will make the trucking company understand the true damage they caused.

Loss of Wages

Compensation for your Physical pain and limitation resulting from the accident.

After a trucking accident, you may have to take of work while you recover, or you may be out of work permanently if the accident left devastating effects.  Compensation for loss of wages is compensation for the time you had to take off work to recover from the accident, to visit doctor, and other medical visits and things that occurred that caused you to be out of work.

Life Changes

Compensation for the less of enjoyment of life due to limitation case by injuries occurring from the accident?

Accidents are life changing and they can leave you unable to do things that you were able to do before the accident. Compensation for life changes is compensation that you may receive for the loss of enjoyment of life and regular activities due to a debilitating injury caused by the accident.

Life Care

Compensation for the ongoing non-medical needs if you were severely injured in the accident.

Trucking accidents are serious and often lead to devastating effects. The accident may have left you disabled and unable to do things for yourself as you use to. Compensation for life care is compensation to ensure that your on-going medical needs will be paid for and that you are able to receive the proper care you need for as long as you need it.

Punitive Damages

Compensation if the trucking company’s intentional or reckless acts contributed to accident.

The trucking company should be held accountable for their actions. Punitive damage compensation is compensation for when the trucking company’s reckless actions or intentional actions contributed to the accident. If they caused it, they are reliable for everything that happened, and they should be punished for their actions.