If you were a victim in an accident with a large commercial truck, you may have suffered serious bodily injury. If this is the case, you have probably racked up extensive medical bills, incurred other injury related expenses, missed work and lost wages, and you may even face months or years of recovery. In other cases, truck accident victims suffer permanent disabilities that force them to stop working and even require medical care and assistance for the rest of their lives. These victims often worry whether a lawsuit against the party responsible for the truck accident will properly compensate them for all of their injuries and losses that resulted from the accident. If you have been in a truck accident, you likely have many questions and should always contact a Coweta County truck accident attorney for help as soon as possible.
Each truck accident is different and, therefore, the amount a victim may recover in court differs, as well. However, victims are commonly compensated for the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
As you can see, not all of these figures are concrete. For example, you may know the amount of your past expenses and lost wages, though how are your future losses estimated? Many factors may go into these calculations, such as severity of your injury, amount of your past income, and age at the time of the accident. For example, if your injury is less severe and not permanent, you may estimate the time you have left to recover before returning to work in order to estimate your future lost wages. If your injury is permanent and you will not be able to return to work, your age is an important factor. If you are younger and would have had 30 years left to work, you will receive significantly more than a victim who only had 5 years left until retirement.
These calculations may be very complicated, so you always want to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer to make sure you receive the full amount you deserve. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.