What Damages Can I Claim in a Truck Accident?

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When an accident involves an 80,000-pound commercial truck, the occupants of the other vehicle often suffer devastating, even fatal injuries. For those victims lucky enough to survive a truck accident, they often face a long road to recovery. In addition to the serious physical injuries, truck accident victims can suffer mental and emotional trauma from the accident, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). An experienced truck accident lawyer understands how devastating these accidents can be and will work closely with victims to ensure that they receive the maximum financial compensation he or she deserves. There are several types of damages that can be collected:

Economic Damages

Economic damages provide compensation for the financial losses related to the accident. They include the following:

  • Property damage: This is for any damage that the truck accident caused to the vehicle, including the repair and replacement of parts.
  • Personal injuries claim: This will compensate the victim for medical expenses related to the accident.
  • Body injuries claim: This covers fractured bones, elbows, knees, ankles, organ loss, and other bodily injuries that cause the victim to become disabled.
  • Lost wages claim: If the injury prevents the victim from being able to return to work, this will seek financial compensation for lost wages.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate because the immaterial damage cannot include the total amount lost. Non-economic damages include:

  • Death claims: Truck accidents often involve fatalities, and a death claim seeks financial compensation for the surviving family members of the deceased victim.
  • Loss of sexual function: This can be claimed as a non-economic damage associated with the truck accident.
  • Mental anguish: A tragic accident can be traumatic, and cause the victims, or the deceased victim’s family, to suffer extreme mental agony.

Punitive Damages

In addition to financial compensation, punitive damages punish the defendant for the severe trauma caused to the victim.

  • Third-party damages: The victim’s spouse or family members may seek compensation for the damage caused by the accident. In addition, a family member may file a wrongful death lawsuit if his or her spouse is fatally injured in a truck accident.
  • Childcare expenses claim: A truck accident victim’s partner may seek compensation for childcare and other related expenses if the victim is unable to work or is disabled.
  • Other intangible damages: Soft injuries, back strain, and other physical damage can be claimed in this type of petition.

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Seek Maximum Compensation for Truck Accident Victims

If you were severely injured in a truck accident, contact the Baltimore truck accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton at your earliest convenience. Our skilled and dedicated legal team will protect your rights and address all your questions and concerns. We will continue to fight for you until we secure the maximum financial compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.

Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Prince George’s County, allowing us to represent victims in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.