Posted on: April 13, 2014
Commercial trucks can pose as a danger to other drivers while on the road. Due to their size and weight, eighteen-wheelers and other types of commercial trucks require more time to complete a full stop, are top-heavy and are not easily maneuverable. Trucking accidents may require more attention in a lawsuit and can be followed by a list of unanswered questions.
Q: What damages can I recover in a trucking accident claim?
A: As a victim in a trucking accident, it is essential that you seek the help of a professional truck and auto accident attorney; you could be entitled to the recovery of money damages for any sustained expenses or loss resulting from the accident. Recovered compensation could include anything pertaining to property, physical, emotional and mental damages.
Depending on certain aspects of the case, if you have been involved in a trucking accident and are not at fault, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Medical Bills and Costs for Medical Equipment/Devices
- Lost Wages and Future Impairment of Earning Capacity
- Physical Disability and Mental Disability
- Temporary/Permanent Disfigurement
- Emotional Trauma, Pain and Mental Suffering
- Loss of Physical and Emotional Quality of Life
- Property Damage
Q: I was involved in a trucking accident and have been injured. Am I entitled to file a lawsuit?
A person who has been injured in a trucking accident and who is not at fault is likely entitled to sue for their injuries, and property, emotional and mental damages.
Q: How much can I get from a truck accident lawsuit?
A: There are numerous variables involved in a truck accident case. The injuries sustained, people involved, and varying insurance coverage amounts, all are important factors in determining the worth of any truck accident case. An experienced truck or car accident attorney can give you a better idea of how much your claim could be worth.
Q: If I want to file a lawsuit, how soon should I contact a lawyer?
A: You should take action immediately after the accident. This is essential to proving who’s at fault and identifying all causes of the accident; a professional truck or car accident attorney can help secure the scene, get statements from any possible witnesses, conduct investigations and take pictures of any damages. Securing evidence by contacting a lawyer as soon as possible, can greatly affect the results of your compensation.
If you are from the Greenville, Rock Hill, Florence, or Charleston, SC areas and have recently been involved in a trucking accident, you can trust that the legal team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers are more than willing and qualified to help. Call us now for a free consultation.