Truck accidents are violent and traumatizing. Semi-trucks are, after all, massive behemoths that barrel down the highway dwarfing regular vehicles. A truck accident can upend your life in dramatic ways, financially, emotionally, and physically. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a tractor-trailer accident, it can be very difficult to obtain just compensation. Although every semi-truck accident is serious, each such accident is also unique. It is in your best interest to contact an experienced Richmond truck accident attorney.
Because of their size and weight, commercial trucks are more likely to be involved in devastating accidents that have overarching and long-lasting repercussions. To determine what your truck accident claim is worth, there are several important factors to take into consideration:
- Scarring or deformity;
- The severity of the injuries sustained;
- Accident insurance limitations and totals;
- Total property damage;
- Financial loss, including current, ongoing, and future medical expenses; and
- Wages lost, including current, ongoing, and future pay.
These elements are typically representative of damages that relate to your finances. However, the severity of each element, also plays an important role in your claim. If you sustain a life-altering injury that is long lasting or permanent, that injury will be more heavily weighted in your claim’s loss calculations. For example, if the truck accident precludes you from returning to work permanently or for an extended or indefinite time-period, it will raise the value of your claim.
Further Accident Considerations
Financial variables aren’t the only important factors in calculating the amount of your truck accident claim. Other variables can play a significant role:
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional upheaval;
- Loss of companionship; and
- Physical disfigurement.
Depending on the specifics of your truck accident case, legal blame may be apportioned to more than one party, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, and even the truck mechanic.
Your Truck Accident
Truck accidents are traumatizing. As such, it is no time to sit back and passively wait for the involved insurance company to allot compensation, yet it is a difficult time to focus on one’s recovery and addressing the damage as well as focusing on the claim process. The legal claim process is complicated, and the shock of the accident will undoubtedly leave you vulnerable. You need experienced legal counsel.
If You’ve Been Hurt in a Truck Accident, Contact an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a commercial truck accident, you know how devastating that can be. After seeking immediate medical attention, consult with an experienced Richmond truck accident lawyer. The legal team at Emroch & Kilduff has the experience, skill, dedication, and compassion to help you through this especially difficult time and to fight for the compensation that you deserve. We will analyze your case, explain your legal rights and options, and guide you through the legal process toward your claim’s best possible outcome. We’re here to help, so contact or call us at 804-358-1568 for an initial consultation today.