Large trucks crashed 2,300 times in Virginia during a recent year, injuring 822 and killing 45. After such a truck accident, you want to know you received all of the compensation you deserve for any damages you incurred. Unfortunately, many people aren’t sure what compensation they can realistically ask for after the accident involving a large truck. If you were injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to recover several types of compensation.
Property DamageThe most common and predictable type of damage to a car in a collision involving a large truck is damage to your vehicle. Because of the significant disparity in the size and weight of a truck compared to a car, it’s likely the damage to your car is significant. In addition, your car may have been carrying other valuable personal property that the accident also destroyed. You may be entitled to recover the cost of repairing or replacing all of this property from the party responsible for causing the accident.
Medical ExpensesA truck accident can cause serious injuries to occupants of the cars involved. Those injuries can lead to extreme expense for the victims, even if they have insurance that covers some of the cost of medical care. Just the initial trip to the hospital emergency department, alone, can max out your deductible. Other expenses may pile up over time, including those for:
- X-rays and other diagnostic tests
- Ongoing care for serious injuries
- Time spent in the hospital
- Physical therapy
- Repeat visits to your doctors
- Assistive devices and home modifications