Traumatic injuries caused by truck accidents can impact the physical, financial, and emotional lives of the victims. Injured victims will most likely be incapable of going back to work. Moreover, they may be facing mounting medical costs.
They may likewise have to suffer a painful recovery. This could include mental trauma that can endure long after their injuries have healed. That is if their injuries heal at all.
Fortunately, injured victims can seek financial compensation from negligent truck drivers by taking advantage of the following information.
Traumatic Versus Catastrophic Injuries
Traumatic injuries are severe wounds that may be caused by blunt or penetrating force or even intense heat. Common types of traumatic injuries include traumatic brain injuries, extreme burns, and spinal cord injuries. If a traumatic injury leads to permanent bodily damage, then it becomes classified as a catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries come with life-long medical care and costly hospital bills.
Damages You Can Seek Compensation For
The injuries that victims sustain from truck accidents are usually traumatic and result in significant losses and damages. The damages that they can seek compensation for include the following:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation services
- Lost income from missed work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering due to your physical injuries and emotional distress
- Expenses associated with the emotional trauma you went or are still going through
- Property damage to your vehicle and objects inside it
- Loss of companionship or consortium
In the event that a victim’s injuries are fatal, the family of the victim can pursue damages specific to wrongful death claims.
A Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
To ensure that injured victims recover compensation that would cover all their losses related to their truck accident, they will need a truck accident attorney. This is especially true if they sustained catastrophic injuries.
Insurance providers start investigating potential claims immediately following an accident. They do this to determine its cause and, if applicable, offer a fast settlement to the injured victim. Yet, in such cases, the victims are not aware of the value of their damages. Thus, their settlement offer doesn’t end up being enough to cover their losses.
An experienced truck accident attorney will know all the trucking industry rules and regulations. Moreover, they will be able to identify the relevant violations that led to the accident. They can investigate the accident, get the necessary evidence, and handle all settlement negotiations. Also, if necessary, they can represent the victim in court.
Contact an Experienced Tampa Truck Accident Attorney Today
Truck accidents carry a higher risk of traumatic injuries and deaths. The losses they cause can impact injured victims and their loved ones for a long time.
To learn about your legal options after a truck accident, contact Hancock Injury Attorneys today. Schedule your free case consultation with our attorney by contacting us online. Or, call us at 813-915-1110.