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Compensation for Truck Accident Victims: What You Need to Know

Being involved in a truck accident can be a traumatic experience, and it often comes with many consequences. Among these is the physical, emotional, and financial strain from the accident. It is, therefore, essential that truck accident victims know their rights and what compensation they are entitled to receive. Let's examine the various types of payment available to you as a truck accident victim and what you need to know to get the maximum compensation:

Medical Expenses

Regarding compensation for truck accident victims, the most apparent and immediate need is medical expenses. These expenses can be incredibly high, including emergency room visits, surgeries, medication, visits to specialists, and physical therapy. You can recover damages (the monetary compensation awarded to a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit) to cover all your medical expenses related to the accident. This compensation can help you get the necessary medical treatment and care to recover from your injuries without worrying about paying the bills.

Lost Wages

If you could not work because of the truck accident, you might be entitled to compensation for lost wages. This compensation can include wages lost, bonuses, promotions, and even vacation time you had to use to recover from your injuries. Your attorney can work to recover compensation for all your lost wages when you were absent from work.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering refers to the physical and emotional distress you experience due to the truck accident. This compensation is often challenging to quantify as it is subjective, and there is no standard way to measure someone's emotional distress. The compensation for pain and suffering will depend on your case's circumstances, and your attorney will work to get you the most money for your pain and suffering.

Punitive Damages

Lastly, punitive damages are awarded when a defendant's actions are considered reckless or intentional, resulting in the plaintiff's injuries. Punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant and discourage others from engaging in similar behavior. The amount of punitive damages will depend on the severity of the defendant's actions. Your attorney will work to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible for your case.

Contact Our Firm Today

If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident, it's crucial to know that you have rights and are entitled to compensation. The types of payment you may be entitled to are medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages; it depends on the circumstances of your case. Working with an experienced truck accident attorney is essential to ensure you get the maximum compensation possible for your case. AtShamberg, Johnson & Bergman, we are committed to fighting for our client's rights and ensuring they get the compensation they deserve.

Contact us today at (816) 542-5999 or visit us online to schedule your free consultation.