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Here’s What You Can Include In Your Truck Accident Claim

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Yearly, Florida records thousands of truck accidents. Unfortunately, most people who get involved in truck accidents sustain serious injuries. Because of that, many truck accident victims usually have to incur a lot of costs. Apart from leading to unforeseen expenses, an injury sustained from a truck accident can force you to stay away from work, affecting your income in the process. Additionally, an injury suffered in a truck accident can harm you, so you cannot perform duties you used to perform with ease before your accident.

Fortunately, truck accident victims in Florida have options when it comes to seeking help. If you were in a truck accident, one of the options you have is filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party that caused the truck accident that led to your injury. However, before you file a claim, you must understand what you can include in your claim to ensure you are fairly compensated.

Medical Expenses

After a victim suffers an injury in a truck accident, they face medical expenses. Therefore, this is one of the first things you should consider before filing a claim. You must ensure that you include all the relevant medical expenses associated with your truck accident in your claim. Some of the medical costs you might have faced after your truck accident include;

  • Ambulance transport
  • ER bill
  • Hospitalization costs
  • Surgical costs
  • Durable medical equipment costs
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Occupational therapy costs
  • Psychological therapy costs

Apart from considering the expenses you’ve already faced, you must consider any future medical expenses you might have to incur.

Lost Income

After a truck accident, you might have to stop going to work. If you stop going to work, you might lose your income. If you lost your income after a truck accident, ensure you include this economic damage in your claim. When claiming lost income, consider how long it took you to return to work (if you have returned to work). Also, consider whether you returned to your previous schedule or whether you had to adopt a modified schedule.

Pain and Suffering

Florida law allows accident victims to recover both economic and non-economic damages from at-fault parties. Economic damages include lost income and medical expenses, whereas non-economic damages include pain and suffering. Therefore, when filing your truck accident claim, consider the pain and suffering you have endured after your accident. When claiming pain and suffering, consider not only the physical pain you’ve been through but also the emotional difficulty you’ve experienced. Ensure you work with a qualified personal injury attorney because proving pain and suffering can be challenging.

Get Help From an Orlando Personal Injury Attorney

The above are just a few of the damages you can include in a truck accident claim. To find out more about what you can include in your truck accident claim or receive help with your truck accident case, consult a skilled attorney. Our Orlando personal injury attorneys at the Pendas Law Firm can provide you with all the information you need and help you obtain compensation for your injuries. We have experience in dealing with even the most complicated truck accidents and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to receive the help you need and deserve.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Daytona Beach, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Ocala, Bradenton, and Tampa areas.

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