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What Can I Include in a Truck Accident Claim?

Every driver hopes that they never get involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, reckless driving, bad weather, car engine failure, and other factors can lead to one. Truck accidents are more dangerous than car accidents as trucks are massive and will have a more significant impact. Truck accidents often lead to serious or fatal injuries, financial burdens due to medical bills, and emotional trauma for both the injured and their loved ones. Therefore, it is vital to consult with a lawyer to understand all viable legal options to file a truck accident claim. Here are some of the claims to include.

Economic Damages Incurred

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Economic damages incurred during a truck accident are relatively easy to account for since they have an actual monetary value. Your attorney will assess all the information required to calculate the economic damages, including but not limited to damage to your vehicle or property, cost of physical therapy and other medical expenses, renovation cost to your property due to damage, and lost wages.

Non-economic and Punitive Damages Caused by the Accident

After an accident, some individuals experience PTSD or face other emotional and psychological damages that affect their lifestyle. These types of damages can be challenging to account for since they do not have any monetary value attached to them. However, most insurance companies can evaluate non-economic damages based on the medical expenses incurred. Before filing a claim, consult your lawyer and evaluate whether any additional factors may lead to any other form of pain and suffering. Additionally, you may be entitled to receive compensation for punitive damages; these are any damages that were caused by the accident but cannot be categorized as economic or non-economic, such as a driver ignoring safety regulations.

Filing an accident claim without the help of an experienced lawyer can be a daunting task. At Leav & Steinberg LLP, we have over 17 years of practice in New York City. We have helped our clients with numerous personal injury cases, including premises liability, car and transportation accidents, products liability, government liability, and medical malpractice. Our attorneys are always available to offer a free consultation to our clients and do not charge you any money unless your case is won. Contact us today to request your free consultation.