Any motor vehicle accident may cause injuries and, sometimes, severe bodily injury. In accidents that involve large commercial trucks, however, the resulting injuries are usually particularly serious. Victims of truck accidents often face significant financial loss and hardship afterward and while they recover from their injuries. Sometimes, victims never fully recover and their lives are permanently changed for the worse. If a truck accident was caused by negligent behavior, reckless actions, or violation of the law, these victims deserve to be fully compensated for all of their injuries and related losses. A truck accident attorney in Clayton County can help you recover if you have been the victim of a trucking accident.
If you file a personal injury claim after a truck accident, you can ask for different kinds of money damages. These include compensation for:
- Medical bills, including emergency medical care, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, doctors’ visits, specialist visits, physical therapy and rehabilitation, home health care, nursing home stays
- Lost wages for time off work due to recovery
- Estimated future lost wages if you are permanently disabled and no longer able to work
- Estimated value of the pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your injuries
- Property damage
If you are the victim of an accident, it is highly important that you keep well-documented records of all of your potential losses. Doctor’s records, photographs, copies of bills, and other documents are extremely helpful in making sure you are properly and adequately compensated for all of your losses. If you forget to include some damages, you cannot simply file another lawsuit at a later date, so you need to get it right the first time. This is why it is so important for you to have a truck accident lawyer on your side who knows how to calculate damages so you recover for all of the losses you suffered.
If you have been in a trucking accident, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation today.