After a Texas Truck Accident, Your Settlement Should Compensate Losses
Truck wrecks generally come with a lot of damage. The size difference between a passenger vehicle and fully loaded semi truck means that there’s going to be much more damage done to the car and not the truck itself.
Depending on the severity of your truck accident, your settlement will vary considerably. With the help of Herbert Law Group, you’ll have a Texas truck accident attorney helping you receive the compensation you deserve.
That compensation may include economic and non-economic damages. Here’s how that breaks down.
Economic Damages in your Truck Accident Settlement
The terms are kind of strange, but the concept boils down to what you can and cannot put a firm price tag on. Economic damages are those that you know how much they cost you.
Damage to your Vehicle – Also called property damage; this is any damage to your personal property including your vehicle, belongings inside the vehicle, and other physical property.
Medical Bills – When you’re in the hospital recovering from injuries, you rack up medical bills. They’re pretty easy to add up, even those medical bills that might pop up in the future.
Lost Hours at Work – Recovering from trauma can take a toll on the body. You’re not about to go back to work any time soon. Calculating your salary based on the number of days you missed at work brings us to an easy to find number of how much it cost you to miss out on work.
If your loved one was killed in a truck wreck, we can still use formulas to figure out the economic costs you suffer.
Non-Economic Damages in your Truck Accident Settlement
Non-economic damages are where settlements come in drastically different from each other. Insurance companies can’t really fudge the numbers on economic damages; you can easily see the receipts for those. But non-economic damages are those that you can’t put a firm price tag on.
Pain and Suffering – Without breaking things down to minutia, non-economic damages can mostly be lumped into one category: pain and suffering. This is where you are compensated for mental distress, and if you lost a loved one compensation for having your partner die.
After a traumatic wreck, it’s going to take some time to get back on track. Nobody knows how long that might take. It could be years before you mentally recover. Your settlement needs to include the professional mental healthcare that you need in order to recover from the pain and suffering you experience.
Herbert Law Group takes the Stress out of the Settlement
Dealing with insurance companies is stressful.
Healing from a traumatic crash with a semi truck is stressful.
The truck accident lawyers at Herbert Law Group are professional stress relievers. Dealing with those insurance companies so that all you have to do is focus on healing from your injuries.
Give us a call at 214-414-3808, or fill out the contact form on our site, and we’ll get started to taking away the stress from your wreck, and pushing for the maximum settlement that ensure you’re fully compensated for your losses.