If you’re injured in an accident with a commercial truck, your health is your top priority. However, as soon as possible, learn more about your legal rights for seeking compensation from the negligent party.
There are many types of compensation to seek after a car-truck accident, including but not limited to:
- Future and current medical expenses
- Disfigurement (such as scarring or amputation)
- Loss of consortium
- Household services
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Mental anguish
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Special damages
The circumstances of your accident and type and extent of your injuries will determine what types of compensation you seek.
For example, if your medical team believes that you’ll require continued medical care well into the future, you will want to seek compensation for future medical expenses. If you don’t receive this compensation now, you could find yourself in a financial bind down the road.
If your injuries are so serious that you can’t earn a living, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and lost earning capacity.
Car-truck accidents happen for a variety of reasons. If the trucker or trucking company was responsible for causing the crash, you shouldn’t hesitate to learn more about your legal rights and the steps you can take to protect them.
A serious motor vehicle accident can alter your life, so you must take steps to protect your health and financial well-being. Your life may have changed forever in an instant but that doesn’t mean you’ve lost the ability to protect yourself.