Recoverable Damages in a Truck Accident Claim
Following a truck accident, victims can file a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company for compensatory damages. Here is a rundown of these damages:
- Medical Expenses: These are usually related to hospital and healthcare expenses, such as surgeries, therapy, rehabilitation, and prescriptions.
- Property Damages: It’s compensation for replacing or repairing a damaged property, like a passenger vehicle or other properties.
- Pain and Suffering: These damages could cover emotional distress and physical pain experienced by the victim after the accident.
- Lost Wages and Earnings: Victims can sue for all income-related damages, like lost wages or loss of earning ability, when recovering from the accident.
- Disability: Victims may claim damages for disability from an accident.
The value of these damages depends on the severity of the injuries and losses sustained by the victim as well as their percentage of fault. In Georgia, a victim’s compensation is reduced by the percentage of their fault. However, if a victim’s fault is determined to be more than 50%, they cannot claim any compensation.
Your truck accident lawyer will help you estimate your damages and put up a good fight to recover them in full.
Why Choosing Dressie Law Firm for Truck Accident Representation Is the Right Decision
Truck accidents are devastating, with many victims left scarred for a long time. Semi-trucks, trailers, and tankers are some of today’s most dangerous trucks. Their sheer size and the dangerous cargo they carry lead to severe injuries and death. Box trucks also pose a risk of equally dangerous collisions.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident, contact Dressie Law Firm today for a free consultation with an experienced Atlanta truck accident attorney. Our truck accident attorneys have the necessary skills and experience to get you the justice you deserve.
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