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I’ve incurred a lot of miscellaneous expenses since my truck accident. Can I recover for these costs in a truck accident lawsuit?

Yes, you may recover for any expenses or costs that you can prove were directly related to the injury that you suffered in a truck accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. In other words, if you can prove that the trucker, the trucking company, or another party was responsible for the injuries that you suffered, then you can recover for any out-of-pocket expenses that you had to pay because of those injuries.

What Kinds Of Costs Are Included After A Truck Wreck?

The law allows you to recover for anything that you had to pay for because of your injury. Of course, this is limited to reasonable expenses (vacations, for example, are not costs you had to incur because of your injuries). While each recovery is unique and based on the specific situation of the truck accident victim, some types of expenses that could be included in your recovery are the costs of:

  • Household help. If you need help taking care of your home because of your injuries, then those costs may be reimbursable.
  • Transportation. If you incur transportation costs because of your injuries, then those costs can be included in your recovery.
  • Child care. If you did not need child care prior to your injury and now you do, then those costs may be part of your settlement or court recovery.
  • A funeral. If your loved one died as a result of truck accident injuries, then funeral costs can be part of a recovery.

Any other costs that you did not have to pay for prior to injury and that you paid because of your injury may also be included in your recovery.

Protect the Recovery That You Deserve

The insurance company or the defendant may argue that the costs that you are claiming are not necessary. It is up to you to prove that you had to pay them because of your injuries and you will need to prove their exact value. In order to do this, you are going to have to present evidence such as receipts, medical records, and expert testimony.

An experienced truck accident lawyer can investigate your claim, gather the right evidence and fight for your fair and just recovery of out-of-pocket costs and all other damages related to your truck accident injuries. If you've been involved in a truck accident, contact us online or call us directly at 800.800.5678 to schedule your free consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham

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