Catastrophic injuries caused by devastating truck accidents can negatively impact the physical, financial, and emotional lives of the victims and their families. Injured victims will most likely be incapable of going back to work while facing mounting medical costs. They may likewise have to suffer an arduous recovery, including mental trauma that can endure long after their injuries have healed – if their injuries heal at all.
Fortunately, injured victims and their families can seek financial compensation from negligent truck drivers or other at-fault entities that may have contributed to or directly caused the truck accident.
Compensation for Damages in a Tampa Truck Accident
The injuries that victims sustain from severe truck accidents are usually catastrophic and result in significant losses or damages. The damages that they can seek compensation for typically include the following:
- Medical bills, such as emergency services, hospital stays, surgical procedures, medicines, medical treatments, doctor’s exams, ongoing care, etc.
- Rehabilitation services, including physical, speech, occupational, and other therapies
- Lost income from missed work and loss of earning capacity if you were unable to go back to work at all or in your previous job
- Pain and suffering due to your physical injuries and emotional distress
- Expenses associated with the emotional trauma you went or are still going through, including counseling and medications
- Property damage to your vehicle and objects inside it
- Loss of companionship or consortium
In the unfortunate event that a victim’s catastrophic injuries prove to be fatal, the family of the victim can bring a wrongful death action and pursue damages specific to wrongful death claims.
Getting Fair Compensation for Your Truck Accident-Related Losses
To ensure that injured victims recover compensation that would cover all their truck accident-related losses, they will need an experienced Tampa truck accident attorney, especially if they sustained permanent disabilities or catastrophic injuries. Trucking companies and their insurance providers fight claims against them vigorously and with help from their aggressive legal team.
Insurance providers start investigating potential claims immediately following an accident to determine its cause and, if applicable, offer a fast settlement to the injured victim. In such cases, however, the victims are not truly aware of the value of their damages, and the settlement offer will not be enough to cover their losses.
An experienced truck accident attorney will know all the trucking industry rules and regulations and will identify the relevant violations that led to the accident. They can investigate the accident thoroughly, obtain the necessary evidence, handle all settlement negotiations, and, if necessary, represent the victim in court.
Contact an Experienced Tampa Truck Accident Attorney Today
Truck accidents, even those that appear minor, carry a higher risk of catastrophic injuries and deaths. The losses they cause can negatively impact injured victims and their loved ones for a long time or for life. To learn about your legal options and sources of compensation after a truck accident, contact Hancock Injury Attorneys today. Schedule your free case consultation with our Tampa truck accident attorney by contacting us online or calling 813-915-1110.