Damages Awarded in a Georgia Commercial Truck Accident Claim
If equipment malfunction or a negligent driver contributed to the semi truck accident that caused you injury or property damage, you may be able to seek financial recovery under the law.
In general, there are 3 types of damages that can be awarded in a commercial truck accident claim or lawsuit:
Economic damages include compensation for those costs that can be quantified into a real dollar amount, such as:
- punitive; and
- noneconomic damages.
Punitive damages are additional financial damages that are only applied by the courts in extreme cases of operator or owner malfeasance, such as an accident that was the result of drunk driving or willful intent to cause harm.
- 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:
If you or a member of your family was injured in a commercial truck accident, seek help from a truck accident lawyer who can help you recover the financial compensation you need to cover medical costs, defray the impact of lost wages if you have to take time off of work to recover, and ease the burden of serious or permanent injury.
- pain and suffering;
- mental anguish;
- loss of consortium with your spouse; and
- decreased quality or enjoyment of life.
Providing the Legal Help You Need after a Semi Truck Accident
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