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Attorney Explains Economic Damages in an Atlanta Truck Accident Claim (Part B)

While economic damages can help you deal with the expenses of a truck accident, additional compensation may help with non-economic damages. Consult an Atlanta truck accident attorney to help you understand what you can include in a truck accident claim, so you can get what you deserve. 

Non-Economic Damages for an Atlanta Truck Accident Claim 

Non-economic damages can be more difficult to receive, since there is no dollar amount attached to them. However, experienced truck accident lawyers know what non-economic damages most people in truck accidents can claim and have a good chance of receiving. 

Some of the non-economic damages you might be able to claim are: 

  • emotional pain and suffering from the truck accident;
  • loss of companionship if someone loses a loved one;
  • psychological consequences of the accident; and
  • deformity from the crash. 

Another type of non-economic damage is punitive damage. This one is much more difficult to receive, since it has to do with the truck driver’s intent on causing the accident. Since it’s difficult to prove someone intended on causing an accident, punitive damages are normally only used in certain circumstances. 

Help with Your Atlanta Truck Accident Claim 

Now you know the economic and non-economic damages you can claim after a truck accident, you can start building a case. While it’s important to know what you need to have in your claim, it’s not enough to get compensated. You need to know what evidence you need to justify your economic and non-economic damages. This can be tricky, and it is why many people choose to contact an Atlanta truck accident attorney. 

Having a competent attorney by your side can help you build a solid case against either the truck driver or the truck company. The Law Offices of Shane Smith specializes in truck accidents. They know what you need to get what you deserve. Call now at 770-HURT-999 for a thorough case evaluation. For more information about your accident, read 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia