Statistically, Texas experiences perhaps the highest volume of traffic collisions and deadly accidents. The injuries suffered after a trucking accident are usually grave and catastrophic. In the aftermath of a devastating accident, you may be left concerned over what damages you can recover to relieve you of the costs associated with hospital visits, mental anguish, and lost wages.
Injuries sustained from a trucking accident can range from cuts and lacerations to serious spinal cord and neck damage. In severe cases, these injuries require continuous long term medical care, which can get costly very quickly. Medical expenses are what’s known as “special damages,” and they can be calculated to an exact cost.
Medical expenses can include:
- Ambulance fees
- Health care consultations
- Medical accessories (wheelchairs, crutches, etc.)
- In-home medical services
Some injuries are so severe that they completely diminish an individual’s ability to return to their line of work, which can result in a loss of earning capacity. Time spent out of work for doctor appointments or physical therapy sessions is time not spent earning income. Before determining whether you are eligible to recover for lost wages, several factors such as occupation, age, and life expectancy will be considered.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering falls under what’s referred to as “general damages.” Pain and suffering is the legal term used to describe any mental or physical distress that was caused by the victim’s injuries. In addition to pain and suffering, general damages also include lowered quality of life, physical disfigurement, and mental anguish. These types of damages are difficult to precisely calculate, but the severity of the injury will be heavily weighed when estimating the cost.
At Wyly & Cook, PLLC, we demand justice for your injuries. When you come to our firm, you can trust that we will work tirelessly to hold the responsible party accountable. Be very hesitant about accepting early settlements from insurance companies – oftentimes companies will prioritize profit and offer settlements that are far less than what you deserve. With our Houston truck accident attorney on your side, you can rest assure that your best interests are considered a top priority every step of the way.
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