When someone else causes your truck accident injuries, you deserve to make a full and fair recovery. To get the compensation that you deserve, however, you have to know what to ask the insurance company or trucking company for when you make a claim or file a lawsuit.
Economic damages are losses that you can calculate based on documentation. After a truck wreck, economic damages may include past and future:
All of your healthcare expenses, including but not limited to hospitalizations, ambulance rides, surgeries, medications, doctors’ visits, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, should be part of your recovery.
Lost income includes any wages, benefits, and income from self-employment that you could not earn because of your injuries.
Out of Pocket Expenses
Any direct costs that you incur because of your injuries, such as modifications to your home or the need for childcare that you did not have prior to your injuries, may be part of your economic recovery.
You should recover for all of the economic damages that you incur. There is no cap on the amount of economic damages that you can recover in a Tennessee truck accident case.
Non-economic damages are not easily calculated, but they are just as important to your recovery as economic damages. Your non-economic damages may include past and future:
Your physical pain may be hard to quantify, but it may also be one of your most significant losses. Your medical records and any limitation on your daily activities may describe your physical pain so that you can receive compensation.
Depression, anxiety, loss of enjoyment of life, and any other emotional pain you endure because of your injuries should be compensable.
In Tennessee, non-economic damages are limited to no more than $750,000 unless the trucker who caused your crash was under the influence of alcohol or drugs or was committing a felony connected to your accident.
Get All the Truck Crash Compensation You Deserve
The insurance company, trucker, and trucking company are going to try to pay you as little as possible for your economic and non-economic damages. You are going to have to provide convincing evidence and persuasive arguments to get the full amount of compensation that you deserve for your truck accident injuries.
Have You Been Injured In A Tennessee Truck Accident?
If you've been injured in a truck accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 615.220.4180 to schedule your free consultation. We will schedule a time to meet with you at one of our offices in Smyrna, Nashville or Murfreesboro—whichever location is most convenient for you.