It can be overwhelming to think about all of the different ways a truck accident injury has impacted your life. Every activity, every minute of your day, may be affected by your injuries.
If you choose to do nothing, then you will be left paying for all of the damage that you’ve suffered. However, it doesn’t have to be like that. You don’t have to be the one to pay the bills and absorb the financial losses.
Instead, if your injuries were caused by the negligence of a trucker, a trucking company, or another party then you may pursue a settlement or court verdict that compensates you for the injuries that you’ve suffered.
What Could Be Included In Your Truck Accident Recovery
The specific damages that you might recover, and the amount of those damages are dependent on the unique injuries that you’ve suffered. Your damages could include compensation for your past, current, and future:
- Medical expenses. All of your healthcare costs—including hospitalizations, surgeries, doctors’ visits, medications, assistive medical devices, and rehabilitation therapies—should be included.
- Lost income. Any income that you lose—whether it is partial or complete—should be included in a settlement or court verdict.
- Out-of-pocket costs. Any costs that you incur, including but not limited to child care costs, household help, and funeral costs (in a wrongful death case) should be part of your recovery.
- Pain and suffering. Your physical pain and emotional suffering cannot be taken away, but they should be financially compensated in a lawsuit or settlement.
In some cases, you may also be able to recover punitive damages. In Wisconsin, you may recover punitive damages if you can prove that the defendant acted maliciously toward you or with intentional disregard for your rights.
Your Recovery Is Not Automatic
No one is going to offer you a check for fair compensation after a truck crash. Instead, many insurance companies refuse to properly compensate truck accident victims for their losses so that they can maximize their profits by paying accident victims as little as possible. Now, you have not only suffered a traumatic accident injury, but you must also battle with the insurance company or pursue a case in court.
You do not have to do this alone. Instead, as you concentrate on your physical and emotional recovery, our experienced truck accident lawyers can help you with your legal recovery. We will fight hard to get you the fair and just damages that you deserve. Please contact us online or call us directly at 800.800.5678 to schedule a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.
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