Truck accidents are some of the most devastating accidents due primarily to the size and weight of big rig trucks. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you likely have questions about what your legal options are. You can read on to get answers to three of the most common questions or you can contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 directly with your questions.
- Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim After a Truck Accident?
- What Damages Can I Sue for in a Trucking Accident Lawsuit?
- How is Fault Determined in a Truck Accident?
Anyone who was involved in the accident and suffered damages as a result. Those damages can be economic, such as lost income, and noneconomic, such as pain and suffering. Even if a person was partially responsible for the accident, they might still be able to recover damages equal to the other party’s percentage of fault.
Compensatory damages are designed to compensate you for the injuries you suffer in an accident. The economic damages you could be eligible for include medical bills and supplies, ER treatment, prescription drugs, repairs to your vehicle, court costs, lost wages and lost earning capacity, and future costs such as additional surgeries or rehab that may be needed.
The noneconomic damages are damages that involve suffering emotionally or physically and do not so easily have a monetary value tied to them. For example, non-economic damages in this type of truck accident may include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life, emotional distress, and physical disability. In the event that the victim did not survive the accident and a wrongful death case has been filed, the surviving family member may be entitled to damages such as those related to the loss of help around the house.
The same way it is determined in any other accident – by looking at the facts. It could be that the truck driver was at fault. It could be that their employer did not provide appropriate maintenance on the vehicle and they are at fault. It could be that the truck was improperly loaded and the company that added cargo is at fault. The manufacturer of the truck, the company that sold the truck – these are all companies that could potentially be found to be at least partially at fault for the accident.
The best way to find out who is likely at fault is to talk to a personal injury attorney. You can do that easily by contacting The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We are standing by to provide you with the legal help you need to move forward. Call now and we can get started right away.