The types of damages you will be able to recover in a truck accident are economic, non-economic and punitive damages. Truck accidents can be life altering events that take time to move on from. Every driver, whether a truck driver or private citizen have a duty to keep others safe on the road and prevent harm with their vehicle. Truck drivers have a more difficult time controlling their truck and staying safe on the road due to the sheer size of their vehicle.
A truck driver that is negligent will be liable to cover damages caused on the road. If you did not cause the accident you can hire a personal injury lawyer to seek compensation on your behalf to seek damages. The type and amount of damages depends on the amount of loss from the truck accident.
Only the right lawyer with experience in handling complex truck accident cases will be able to negotiate a complete financial settlement. Contact our office at 505-207-4401 for a free consultation today.
Non-economic damages in a settlement do not have a set amount that will be paid out because they are meant to cover physical and emotional suffering from an accident. This includes disfigurements, pain and suffering and mental anguish. Even for a personal injury lawyer, it can be difficult to put an exact dollar amount on a particular accident when weighing all factors.
Punitive damages are meant to punish the negligence truck driver from future wrongdoing and when fraud or misconduct is determined.
Talk to a truck accident attorney today to go over how to establish negligence with your claim. The at-fault party must have owed a duty of care and breached it to prove negligence. You will need show your injuries were the result of negligence and that you suffered damages as a result of the accident. Also, the trucking company of the driver may be liable if they violated regulations or did not make sure the driver was following safe practices at all times.
A personal injury lawyer who specializes in truck accidents will know whether the driver of the trucking company is liable when sitting down with you to discuss the facts of your case.