3 Damages Recoverable in a Truck Accident Case | 7.22.2020

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Were you involved in a truck accident or collision with a commercial vehicle or 18-wheeler? You might not know the next steps, but we can help. It’s important to know what can happen should you take your accident case to court. Take a look at three damages recoverable in a truck accident case.

#1: Special Damages

The awarding of economic damages comes when there is financial loss due to the accident. These damages can include compensation for medical bills related to an injury sustained in the accident, future medical care, lost wages, loss of potential future wages or earnings, car rental costs, and more.

#2: General Damages

General damages are more subjective than special damages and can be harder to determine. These damages recoverable after an accident help to compensate for pain and suffering as the result of the incident. Trauma, permanent injuries, emotional and psychological distress, and physical pain all fall under general damages.

#3: Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are less common than special or general damages. Instead of the goal being to help relieve the pain and suffering of the victim, the goal is to discipline the defendant. The higher the punitive damages, the greater the message sent to the defendant as a warning regarding their reckless, illegal, or willful behavior.

If you are the victim of an accident or collision with a commercial truck or 18-wheeler, you don’t have to suffer in silence. The lawyers at Cavanaugh & Thickens have the expertise and experience you need to help you heal and recover, physically and financially. Contact our team today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your truck accident case.

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