In a recent year, there were 415 serious injuries and 130 fatalities involving commercial motor vehicles within the state of Missouri, and many of those involved regular passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, the drivers and passengers of regular vehicles are much more vulnerable to serious injuries and even death.
The Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys of Kansas City, Missouri, are commonly asked by our clients: What expenses can I be compensated for if I am a victim of a trucking accident? According to trucking accident Attorney Scott Mann, there are two types of damages victims face, which could involve compensation.
Two Types of Trucking Accident Damages
Economic damages include medical costs (past and future), lost income (what you have already incurred and are likely to incur in the future) and household services (tasks around the home that were/will be difficult or impossible to perform).
Non-economic damages include pain, suffering, mental anguish and disability. Although hard to quantify how much someone should be compensated for such damages, there is typically a per diem. The per diem would involve compensating someone for their pain, suffering, mental anguish and disability on a day-to-day basis, both for the past and future.
When You’ve Been in a Kansas City, Missouri, Trucking Accident
Have you or a loved one been involved in a trucking accident in Kansas City? If so, you may be entitled to compensation related to your economic and non-economic damages. The Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys are adept at handling such cases. Our team specializes in:
- Investigating your accident to compile evidence, including sensitive DOT inspection records and logs.
- Negotiating aggressively with the trucking insurance company.
- Filing and pursuing a lawsuit on your behalf (in the case of unsuccessful negotiations).
Schedule a free consultation with our Kansas City team of trucking accident attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!