How Much Compensation Could You Receive if You’re Injured in a Truck Accident?

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If you’re injured in a truck accident, you could claim compensation via an out-of-court settlement or by going to court.

But how much could you receive when you win your case? 

Let’s find out.

Proving Fault 

First things first. To gain compensation after being injured in a truck accident, you must prove that the other driver, or the trucking company, was at fault for the accident. 

If you have an undisputed case, you’ll be able to prove your financial losses by presenting evidence like photographs of your injuries, your medical bills, and statements of lost wages due to your injuries. 

So, make sure you keep track of any expenses you incur after a truck accident. 

If you were partially at fault for the truck accident, you can still pursue compensation. However, you must be less than 50% responsible for the accident. 

And if you are partially at fault, the amount you can claim could be a lot less than if the truck driver was 100% at fault. 

Many truck accidents lie somewhere in between; if your case involves a dispute over who was responsible for causing the accident, your lawyer will need to prove you weren’t at fault or you weren’t completely at fault in order for you to be awarded damages.

Types of Compensation You Can Seek

You could pursue a variety of damages after being injured in a truck accident that isn’t your fault.

You could pursue various damages after being injured in a truck accident. Most commonly, you’ll be able to pursue compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, loss of current and future earnings, and any pain and suffering you experience from the accident.

Other damages you could pursue include:

  • Medical treatments and surgery costs.
  • Rehabilitation fees.
  • Nursing home care expenses.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Loss of consortium.
  • Wrongful death.

Also, if the accident involves serious misconduct, such as the truck driver being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident, you could bring punitive damages, which are designed to punish the at-fault truck driver for his or her reckless or negligent behavior. 

If punitive damages are awarded by the court, the amount of compensation you could receive could increase substantially.

How much compensation could you receive?

Every truck accident case is different. Therefore, the amount of compensation you could be awarded depends on the exact nature of the accident and the severity of your injuries.

However, the majority of cases award around two or three times the amount of your total medical bills.

In cases where you have life-changing injuries, you could be awarded additional amounts to cover things like those listed above, including lost and future wages and future medical bills and rehabilitation.

You Could Potentially Receive Millions of Dollars of Compensation

While the precise amount of financial compensation you can be awarded will depend on a variety of factors, you could potentially receive millions of dollars of compensation. 

Over the years, many cases have involved paying out multi-million damages to injured parties who weren’t at fault in truck accidents. 

For example, the award-winning team of lawyers at Dolman Law Group has helped truck crash victims to receive:

  • $1.58 million for a truck accident that caused the victim to be injured with two herniated discs that impinged on the spinal cord.
  • $1.75 million for a truck accident that caused the victim to require shoulder surgery and caused mild traumatic brain injury.

$3.85 million for a semi-truck accident that caused the victim to be injured with a brain injury.