Damages in a Truck Accident Lawsuit

Trucking accidents involving big rigs such as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks and tractor trailers often lead to devastating catastrophic injuries due largely in part to the massive size, weight and force of these types of vehicles.  Common injuries in trucking accidents can include amputations, spinal cord injuries, burns, paralysis and traumatic brain injuries that often require extensive medical treatment and in many instances, lifelong care.  If you have become the victim at the hands of a negligent truck driver or if you have lost a loved one, the Delaware trucking accident lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP can help you seek compensation for the injuries and expenses incurred.

Compensation For Injuries and Losses Sustained in a Trucking Accident

There are various causes of trucking accidents.  After our experienced legal team of accident lawyers conducts a comprehensive truck accident investigation, we will determine all those responsible parties who should be held liable for their contributing actions to your injuries.  This can include multiple defendants such as truck drivers, trucking companies, product manufacturers as well as any other negligent parties associated with the accident.  Our Delaware trucking accident lawyers will then take the proper legal action to ensure that justice and the compensation you deserve is achieved. Compensation after a truck accident is typically divided into two categories, economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are essentially considered out-of-pocket losses.  Calculating these damages is generally straightforward.  Receipts and bills from the emergency room, hospitals, surgeons and other healthcare providers can be obtained to determine a monetary figure.  Ongoing medical care including physical therapy and home nursing care is also considered.  A victim may miss time away from work causing financial burdens.  In some cases, a victim may not be able to return to work at all or may only be able to return to their job on a limited schedule or with restrictions.  All of these factors are examined when determining economic damages.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages take into account intangible losses, the emotional impact and mental anguish that the accident has had on a victim’s life.  Calculating these damages are more complex and unique to each individual case.  Victims can be compensated for the extent of pain that they are expected to endure and emotional distress such as fear, anxiety and humiliation.  A spouse may also be entitled to recover compensation for loss of affection, companionship and marital relations.

Injured Victims Can Recover Economic and Non-Economic Damages

Injured truck accident victims in Delaware and Pennsylvania may seek to recover compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Future loss of earnings
  • Disfigurement
  • Permanent disability
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship

It is important to understand that insurance companies will attempt to pay as little as possible to injured victims.  Therefore, it is imperative to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side that has the knowledge and litigation skills necessary to maximize the amount of compensation you receive.

Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP:  Dedicated Delaware Trucking Accident Lawyers Seeking Compensation for Truck Accident Victims in Pennsylvania and Delaware

If you or a family member has sustained injuries in a truck accident in Delaware or Pennsylvania and want to recover the financial compensation you deserve, contact the Law Offices of  Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP as soon as possible. Our tenacious injury attorneys will protect your rights and aggressively fight on your behalf to ensure you receive the maximum recovery allowed under the law.  Our offices are conveniently located in Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  To schedule a free consultation and to get the legal assistance you need from an experienced Delaware truck accident lawyer, contact our firm online or by phone at (302)-295-5050 or toll free at (800) 300-0909.