What Damages Can You Seek in a Tractor Trailer Accident Liability Suit?
In a tractor-trailer accident liability suit, you may seek the following types of damages:
- Pain and suffering for your injuries
- Lost wages
- Lost future wages and business opportunities
- Reimbursement for medical costs
- Reimbursement for legal costs
- Payment for mental health care treatment
- Compensation for a changed lifestyle
- Punitive damages in extreme accident cases
On August 19, Gloria was driving along I-15 near Fillmore, Utah, where the roadside had been charred by the Milford Flat fire. High winds combined with smoke and dust from the fire resulted in dangerous driving conditions. With limited visibility, Gloria slowed her car.
As she came to a stop in traffic, a 40,000-pound semi-truck slammed into the back of her car, leaving her seriously injured. A bystander rushed to give Gloria first aid. Gloria was transported to Fillmore Hospital, and from there, she was life-flighted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.
Gloria worked her whole life to maintain a good credit score, but now she wasn’t sure how she could pay her bills. She had never dealt with an insurance claim before and had several questions. Ultimately, Gloria met with us, and—after becoming a client and working closely together—she was able to receive a significant settlement without going to trial.
Now, Gloria is a great friend and is part of our law firm’s family of satisfied clients. Like Gloria, you may also be suffering from the consequences of a truck accident. We want to help you understand your rights and obtain the compensation you need so you can begin rebuilding your life.