Potential Damages You May Be Entitled to After a Truck Accident

by | Jun 3, 2019 | Truck Accidents

When you or someone you love suffer injuries as a result of a truck accident, the aftermath is often catastrophic, resulting in long-term costs and trauma. Unfortunately, many individuals don’t recognize their right to compensation, as well as what may be recovered after these accidents, so they fail to take the necessary action to move forward. Knowing what damages you may be entitled to can be helpful in covering the expenses associated with the losses you have experienced. Here are the main forms of compensation to which you may be entitled.

General Damages

All other losses without a specific monetary value fall under the category of non-economic damages. For those injured in a truck accident, the damages can be catastrophic, resulting in loss of enjoyment in life, life-long physical pain and limitations, and emotional pain. These are taken into account and are potentially awarded as general damages.

Special Damages

Anything that has a specific monetary value falls in the category of economic damages after a truck accident. This includes money to replace or repair your vehicle, as well as cover the costs of medical expenses to treat your injuries—both present and future. Economic damages don’t have to apply to just money you spend as a result of the injury. It could also include money you are unable to earn—such as lost income because your injuries make it impossible to work and earn money. These funds may be recoverable under Georgia law.

Punitive Damages

In very rare situations, the victim of a truck accident may be able to seek punitive damages. These don’t account for any losses experienced by the victim; rather, they are designed to punish a negligent party who acts with malicious intent or knows that their negligence will cause harm. At Hudson King, we recognize what rights you have to pursue compensation after sustaining significant injuries as a result of a truck accident. We work with you to gather the necessary evidence and build a strong case strategy on your behalf. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a truck accident, it’s critical for you to know your rights and how to protect them. Our South Georgia truck accident lawyers are ready to give you the voice you need to get started and pursue justice.

Contact our firm today by calling us at (229) 515-8585 to discuss your potential case.

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