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What Should I Include in a Truck Accident Claim?

What Should I Include in a Truck Accident Claim?

Getting into a truck accident is not only a scary experience, but a stressful one as well. After an accident, those who were directly impacted are often overwhelmed by a list of payments that they have to make to recover financially or physically. Depending on the severity of the damages caused by the accident, victims often have to make sacrifices in order to get back on their feet. 

For victims involved in truck accidents, it is important to know that they do not have to take on the financial burdens on their own. Knowing what to include when filling out a truck accident claim is important, as these claims allow victims to receive financial compensation for the accident. To ensure you get your full compensation, here are some important details that you should include in your truck accident claim.

Medical Costs

The medical costs that result from getting in a truck accident are often more expensive than people may think. Even less severe injuries such as breaking an arm or leg can cost a victim at least $2,500 to fix, while more serious injuries lead to even higher costs depending on their severity. No victim of a truck accident should have to choose between pursuing treatment or risking financial instability, which is why the following medical costs should be included in your truck accident claim so you can receive your just compensation.

  • Cost of medical exams or scans performed
  • Cost of ambulance rides
  • Cost of surgery
  • Cost of recovering through different forms of therapy
  • Cost of having to alter your living environment to accommodate for your injuries
  • Cost of any items designed to help you recover, such as crutches or wheelchairs

Impacted Income

Physical and emotional damage caused by a truck accident can also have an impact on the amount of income a victim is able to acquire in the time following an incident. After an accident, victims are often no longer able to function similarly to how they did in the past, either mentally or physically. The following information should be included in your truck accident claim to reduce your negative financial impact. 

  • Workdays or shifts not attended due to medical related check ups
  • Impact of injuries on the number of hours you are capable of working
  • Length of time you were unable to work

Including how the accident impacted your income can lead you to being compensated with paid schooling to acquire a different degree or assistance with finding a new, more fitting job. 

Physical and Emotional Distress 

The injuries sustained from being in a truck accident have the potential to cause distress beyond just possible physical pain. After working for years at a career or enjoying a hobby, an injury can limit a victim’s ability to continue pursuing their interests. That is why you should clearly illustrate in your claim how the truck accident has negatively altered your quality of life by including the following:

  • Any form of emotional distress that has been caused by the accident
  • Any discomfort or humiliation you have endured due to the accident

Get in Qualified Counsel in Your Corner

Here at Lanzotti & Rau, we know that trying to recover financially, physically, and emotionally from a truck accident is extremely difficult. That’s why our lawyers are dedicated to helping you get through the financially draining and stressful road to recovery by ensuring your claim is accurate, and that you are rightfully compensated. We have the experience, resources, and determination to fight for you. To learn more about how we can help, call us at 573-335-9300 for a free consultation.