Monday, December 21, 2015
Compensation After a Truck Accident
In just a split second, your entire life has been changed because of the reckless actions of another driver. Facing the prospect of large medical bills and an inability to go back to work, you may wonder how you will get by financially. In most cases, the driver who caused the crash will be responsible for making you whole again.
This person will be required to pay your medical bills and other medical costs related to your injuries. For instance, if you are required to buy a modified vehicle or pay for physical therapy, that should be covered in any award that you win. If you are unable to go back to work, the driver who hit you may be required to pay for lost future earnings that you would have received.
In addition, you should expect to be compensated for any time that you missed from work while recovering from your injuries. If you spent six weeks away from work recovering from a broken leg or a head injury, you will recoup six weeks of lost pay in any settlement that you receive from the person who hit you.
Punitive damages may also be part of any award that you are granted. These damages are in addition to any other money you may have won. Hiring an accident attorney may help you win compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages in a timely manner to help you move on with your life.