All trucking accident claims are unique. They will involve different causes, parties, legal issues, and related challenges when it comes to recovering compensation. That’s why it is impossible to make any broad statements about how much an 18-wheeler crash victim can recover. Typically, seeking the help an attorney who is experienced in dealing with truck accidents will help in the procurement of funds.
The funds that your lawyer will typically attempt to get paid for you are:
- Damaged or destroyed vehicle
- Medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost past and future income
- Lost financial support, including funds that would have paid for a child’s education
- Lost comfort, care, and companionship
Trucking accidents can often be difficult to resolve because there are so many factors playing into the cause of the accident. You may or may not be partially at fault for the accident, the truck driver may have been negligent, the weather conditions may have been bad, and countless other factors contributing to the cause of the accident. If your vehicle was damage in a truck accident, it is likely that the damages to repair it will be provided. If you are hurt as a result of a truck accident, it is also highly likely that your medical bills will be paid in full, depending on the determined cause. Often people are killed in trucking accidents, so lawyers will seek to restore to the remaining loved ones lost income, funeral, and lost comfort costs.