Truck accidents can have devastating physical, psychological, or financial impacts. As a result, you can collect damages for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past lost wages
- Future lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional distress
- Property damage costs
- Wrongful death damages
The amount of compensation you can get for a Kentucky truck crash is based on the severity of your injuries, your treatment plan, and other factors.
Types of Damages You Can Recover in a Kentucky Truck Accident Case
Depending on the circumstances of your truck accident case, you may pursue compensation for your:
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Past and Future Medical Costs
You can seek compensation for both past and future medical costs that result from the crash. To prove these expenses, make sure you keep proper treatment records.
It is a good idea to keep a file that has diagnostic tests, medical reports, prescriptions, travel expenses, and other medical bills. These documents will help in calculating the claim amount for your case.
Past Lost Wages
Due to their enormous size, accidents involving trucks tend to cause serious injuries to the crash victims. Recovery from these injuries may take a long time. During the recovery period, truck accident victims may not be able to work at all, making it very challenging to pay one’s bills.
The law gives truck accident plaintiffs an opportunity to recover damages for these lost wages. To get compensated for lost wages, you must show:
- The time you took off work due to injuries from the crash
- The amount of money you would have earned had you been at work during the recovery period
Future Lost Earning Capacity
As a truck accident victim, you may be looking at a future where the truck crash continually impacts your capacity to earn an income. If this is the case, you can recover damages for future lost wages.
Calculations to determine compensation for future lost earning capacity may get very complex, so you may want to hire a Kentucky truck accident lawyer to help you prove such losses.
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Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering typically covers:
- The physical pain resulting from the truck accident
- Discomfort caused by receiving treatment
The kind of injury you sustained and the course of treatment you undergo will demonstrate to the insurance provider or jury the severity of your pain and suffering.
After a truck accident, it is best that you document your experiences following the crash. This may entail letting your physician know if you experience pain or discomfort so that these details may go on your medical record.
Scarring and Disfigurement
Due to the nature of truck accidents, you may have life-long injuries that leave scarring and disfigurement. It may greatly impact your ability to enjoy life as you would have had you not suffered the injuries.
Severe scarring may lead to a lack of flexibility and nerve damage. If you have scars and disfigurement from a truck accident in Kentucky, you have the right to claim these damages for compensation.
Suffering physical injuries can add to your emotional distress. However, a physical injury does not have to have happened for you to claim emotional anguish. You should compile medical reports and any other proof of emotional anguish to help in your truck accident case.
Property Damage Costs
You can recover damages for the money you spend repairing your car to its condition before the truck accident. The repair shop can give you an estimation of the costs, so you know how much to claim in your case.
If your car was totaled, you may be able to pursue the costs of replacing it.
Wrongful Death Damages
Tragically, some truck accident victims don’t survive their related injuries. If you lost your loved one to a truck crash, you and your family could collect damages for:
- Loss of household services
- Loss of income or inheritance
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Final medical care expenses
You could recover other truck accident damages that are not mentioned here. A lawyer can evaluate your case and determine which ones you can pursue.
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A lawyer with our firm can examine your case and inform you of the damages you are entitled to for your truck accident case in Kentucky.
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