Truck accidents are truly catastrophic when measured by the injuries they can cause and the financial fallout for the victim. Weighing 20-30 times more than most passenger vehicles, semi-trucks easily cause devastation.
If you are the victim of a truck accident caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be wondering what damages you are entitled to pursue in a truck accident claim. Damages usually include:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
Medical expenses include things like:
- Emergency room bills
- Surgical bills
- Hospital bills
- The costs of follow-up care
- The costs of rehabilitative therapy
There’s also prescription medication costs, and the costs of assistive equipment like wheelchairs.
Loss of income occurs when your injuries prevent you from working. The hit to a person’s wages and ability to earn can be substantial. You may also need job re-training if your injury makes it possible to perform your former job duties.
The pain and suffering caused by the injury may not necessarily lead to direct financial losses, but they are life-altering nonetheless. You may find that you have a diminished quality of life because of the physical pain and emotional suffering that has impacted you, and these negative consequences should be a part of a truck accident case.
A TAILORED APPROACH TO YOUR CLAIM
Every accident case has unique circumstances. Although the damages listed above are the most typical, there may be other factors in your case that we pursue monetary compensation for. The goal is to make you whole again following a devastating crash that turned your life upside down. We hope you will contact us to discuss the details of your case. Our attorneys handle accident cases routinely, and we can discuss your options for pursuing compensation above and beyond any current insurance offers.
LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident in Chicago or the surrounding areas, please contact the experienced accident lawyers at Sklare Law Group. We provide a complimentary, no-obligation consultation so you can find out what your options are for pursuing compensation and justice. To arrange your consultation, please call our team at 312-263-0771.