A collision between a motor vehicle and a tractor-trailer or truck can have serious consequences. Those involved are often severely injured and left with devastating damages. Fortunately, the damages you sustain in a truck crash are compensable in a court of law. You are entitled to recover compensation for all of your economic and non-economic damages. Drew Palcsik, a seasoned truck accident attorney, will help you hold the negligent trucking company accountable for your injuries and obtain compensation for all of your damages.
It is Drew’s job to discover what the harms and losses are, marshal the evidence, organize the witnesses and documents, and present the case at trial. Get in touch with Drew to learn about the different types of recoverable economic and non-economic damages after a Burlington truck accident.
What Are Economic Damages?
Economic damages are damages or a category of harms that typically can easily be calculated. These include losses for medical expenses, medical equipment, or other items that are needed in order to assist someone after an injury. It could be assistive devices, ramps, durable medical equipment, medical care, medical testing, and medication. Each item is compensable in a truck accident claim. Additionally, individuals are entitled to recover compensation for lost wages, lost benefit, and lost economic opportunity, which is the opportunity to work in the future.
Recovering Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages refer to human losses. These types of damages are not meant to pay victims back for the money that they have spent or that was paid on their behalf. They are damages for the experience of going through the injury and its aftermath.
Non-Economic damages include:
- Physical pain
- Emotional pain
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
Each of these are harms that arise from being involved in a truck accident. Non-economic damages are calculated by the jury. The jurors will make that determination based on the evidence presented at trial.
Awarding Punitive Damages Following a Crash
The calculation of economic and non-economic damages is not involved in awarding punitive damages. Punitive damages are damages that are designed to punish someone for their conduct. Compensatory damages are damages designed to make somebody whole as a result of the losses they have suffered due to a tractor-trailer collision.
How Drew Palcsik Can Help With Recovering Economic And Non-Economic Damages After A Truck Collision
If you have been injured in an accident involving a big rig, tractor-trailer, or semi-truck, you should reach out to Drew Palcsik for help. Drew will help you seek compensation for your injuries. After a truck accident case in Burlington, a person can look to recover both economic and non-economic damages.
When working to recover damages, it is Drew’s job to interview witnesses, to collect medical records, to collect witness statements, reports, collect any and all pieces of evidence that are necessary in order to establish what happened and who is at fault, as well as to file the case in court and present the case at trial. Call Drew today to learn about the various types of recoverable economic and non-economic damages after a Burlington truck accident.