What Expenses Can I Be Compensated for if I Am a Victim of a Trucking Accident?
FAQ: What expenses can I be compensated for if I am a victim of a trucking accident?
Answered by Scott Mann
Within a recent year, there were more than 5,000 crashes involving heavy/large trucks within Oklahoma, and many of those accidents involved regular vehicles as well. Unfortunately, the drivers and passengers of regular vehicles are very vulnerable to serious injuries and even death when involved in such accidents.
The Mann, Wyatt & Rice Injury Attorneys are commonly asked by our Tulsa, Oklahoma, 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, and these damages could involve compensation for the victims.
Types of Trucking Accident Damages
Economic damages include medical costs (past and future), lost income (what someone has already incurred and is 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 Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trucking Accident
If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident in Tulsa, one of you may be entitled to compensation related to economic and non-economic damages. Trucking accident Attorney Mike Wyatt is currently accepting trucking accident cases. He 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 trucking accident Attorney Mike Wyatt or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to assisting you!
The following does not constitute legal advice. Every case is different and the circumstances of each determine which laws and legal strategies apply. Consultation with an attorney is necessary for a thorough evaluation of your case. Even with diligent and zealous representation, not all cases can be won. Every case is different and results are based on specific factual and legal circumstances, and similar results may not be obtained in your case. Our past performance is no guarantee of future results.