If you believe you or a loved one has a truck accident case, you should pursue it and seek compensation from the other party. The damages you could collect may help you recover from the incident and support your family, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other financial and non-financial damages. Here are some of the damages you could collect for your truck accident case in Indiana.
What Damages Can I Collect for a Truck Accident Case?
You or a loved one may have been involved in a truck accident. In either case, you may be able to collect financial and non-financial damages. The following lists many of the damages you could claim:
You can claim medical expenses you’ve already incurred and may incur in the future. These expenses may be:
- Emergency room bills
- Treatment costs
- Therapy costs, such as physical therapy costs
- The costs of any assistive devices you’ll need
- Related expenses you may have, like expenses for in-home care
You might have had to take time off work to recover from your injuries. If so, your employer may not pay you for this time off, but you can claim your lost pay as a damage. This may help you financially support your family while you recover.
If your injuries are severe, you may not be able to work in the same field of work in the future. As a result, your future earning capacity and income may drop. However, you may be able to claim this lost income too.
Pain, Suffering, and Mental Anguish
It can be challenging to quantify non-financial damages, like your pain and suffering, but a lawyer from our firm can help with this. The lawyer can also help you claim pain, suffering, and mental anguish as damages.
In your claim or lawsuit, you may also be able to request compensation for:
- Chronic pain
- Permanent disfigurement (like scarring)
- Loss of consortium
- Other economic and non-economic damages
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Can I Collect Wrongful Death Damages?
You may have lost a loved one in a truck accident. If you’re a family member, you might be able to collect wrongful death damages to support your family during this difficult time. These damages could include:
- Medical expenses your loved one incurred
- Lost family income
- Your mental anguish
- Loss of spousal consortium and parental guidance
- Burial/cremation and funeral expenses
How does Liability Affect My Truck Accident Case in Indiana?
In Indiana, liability can be a significant factor in determining how compensation is distributed. Indiana has a comparative negligence system that may scale down a plaintiff’s payout if they share some responsibility for an incident.
To help you protect yourself against liability and prove the other party’s responsibility for your incident, you should hire an attorney from our firm. Your attorney can build your case and establish the other party’s negligence for you.
What’s My Truck Accident Case in Indiana Worth?
Since liability and many other factors could affect your payout, the best way to get an accurate estimate is to ask a lawyer. Your lawyer can help you consider all factors that could affect your payout.
It won’t cost you anything to get a case review with a member of our firm’s team, and after your case review, you should have a better idea of what your case may be worth. If you hire an attorney for your case, you won’t pay them anything unless they obtain a payout for you.
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Additional Ways an Attorney Can Help
There are many more ways one of our firm’s attorneys can do for you. In addition to determining which damages you should claim and what your case could be worth, your attorney can also:
- File your claim or lawsuit for you
- Find evidence, like traffic camera footage, to support your case
- Seek out witnesses and experts to provide statements that can benefit your case
- Establish the other party’s negligence and liability
- Negotiate with the other party’s insurer or argue your case to a judge and jury
Your attorney can also help you meet any deadlines for your case. For example, if you want to file a personal injury lawsuit in Indiana, you generally have two years from the date of your accident to file, per IC § 34-11-2-4.
Contact Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Our lawyers have been able to recover $1 billion in settlements for our previous clients. We believe we can help you or your loved one as well.
If you’d like to work with a truck accident lawyer for your case, call Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers today for your free consultation. During your review, we can go over the damages you could collect and give you an idea of what your case could be worth.