Truck accidents are obviously some of the most dangerous accidents on our highways.18-wheelers are so much larger and heavier than the cars we drive that any accidents between the two are bound to be incredibly serious. Further, as the drivers of the noncommercial vehicles, we are at far greater risk of incurring life-threatening injuries in any such accident. If a negligent truck driver leaves you injured, consult with an experienced Atlanta-area personal injury attorney today – your rights and your rightful compensation matter.
If you’ve been injured by a negligent truck driver, you are likely facing a long road toward recovery, and obtaining compensation that covers your full range of damages is critical. The damages associated with truck accidents – in addition to property damage to your vehicle – are generally extensive and can include:
- Your medical expenses
- Your lost wages
- Your pain and suffering
Each of these categories is important and deserves a closer look.
Your Medical Expenses
The most obvious and most critical expense you will face immediately after a truck accident is the medical expense associated with the injuries you incur. These can include:
- Emergency transportation and care
- Surgery and surgical aftercare
- Medical treatment from doctors, therapists, and specialists
- Follow-up care
- Prescription medications
- Adaptive physical devices and home adaptations (to accommodate your injuries)
- Home health care
The full extent of your physical injuries may not be knowable until some time has passed and the medical professionals providing you with care have all the information necessary to make this important determination. In other words, you should not sign off on a settlement offer from the insurance company before you are well aware of the full range of physical damages you’ve sustained.
Your Lost Wages
A serious injury can leave you unable to work for a considerable amount of time, which naturally leads to lost wages. It’s important to recognize, however, that a serious injury can also lead to job loss, to a diminished earning potential, and even to an altered career trajectory – all of which can be financially and emotionally devastating.
Your Pain and Suffering
The violent nature of truck accidents should never be discounted, and neither should the pain and suffering you endure. Many people injured in terrifying semi accidents suffer immense trauma that is difficult to overcome. While this component of your truck accident claim can be more difficult to translate into a dollar amount, it is – nevertheless – critical to your overall recovery and should be explored fully.
Contact Slappey & Sadd if You’ve Been Injured in a Truck Accident
Truck accidents are exceedingly dangerous and often leave victims at a loss regarding how best to move forward with their lives. The dedicated legal team at Slappey & Sadd – proudly serving the Atlanta area and the State of Georgia – cares about your claim and is committed to applying their extensive experience to obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled. To schedule a free consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.