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Can I recover pain and suffering damages if I’ve been hurt in a truck accident?

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Yes, you may recover damages for the physical pain and emotional suffering that you endure after a truck wreck. Since the moment you were hurt you may have realized that your physical pain and your emotional suffering were among the most costly and significant of the injuries that you suffered.

Truck Accidents Are Among the Hardest to Value

While the law allows you to recover for your pain and suffering, there are no bills or documentation that you can submit to prove the value of these damages. Instead, you are going to have to present evidence to the insurance company during settlement negotiations or to the court during litigation to prove how badly you’ve been hurt and how your injuries have impacted your life.

Such documentation could include:

  • Medical records that show the extent of your injury and reflect on your physical pain.
  • Evidence of treatment you’ve received by a mental health professional.
  • A diary of the activities that you missed because of your injuries and the daily living activities that you struggle with since your injury.
  • Statements from friends and family members about how your injury has impacted your life.

Your injury is unique, however, and you may have additional evidence to present that helps to prove the value of your pain and suffering.

Talk to an Experienced Lawyer About Your Fair Truck Accident Recovery

Pain and suffering is an important part of your truck accident compensation; however, there are also other damages that will help fully compensate you for the injuries that you have suffered.

You deserve to make a full recovery, but you need to know that the defendant and the defendant’s insurers are going to fight hard to minimize that recovery.

You need to fight hard too, but you do not need to do it alone. Instead, you have the right to work with an experienced truck accident lawyer who will fight hard for your fair and just recovery.

We want to help you get the recovery that you deserve, but your time to file a case is limited by law. 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