In general, there are 3 types of damages that can be awarded in a commercial truck accident claim or lawsuit:
- punitive; and
- noneconomic damages.
- medical expenses;
- property damage;
- nursing costs;
- lost wages; and
- decreased earning capacity.
Noneconomic damages include those things that cannot be estimated in a real dollar amount, such as:
- pain and suffering;
- mental anguish;
- loss of consortium with your spouse; and
- decreased quality or enjoyment of life.
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