It is important to understand that cases involving large trucks and commercial vehicles may involve more responsible parties than a typical auto accident. In this post we will discuss establishing damages.
Several factors must be considered when calculating damages after suffering injuries in a trucking accident. Accidents involving large commercial vehicles and 18-wheelers can involve serious life-changing injuries. It is important to consider costs of future medical care when dealing with injuries of this nature. In addition, if a victim is no longer able to work, future lost earnings may need to be established. Victims may also be entitled to compensation for pain, suffering, and overall decrease in quality of the life. Every case involves different factors and evaluations and it is important to hire counsel experienced in handling trucking accidents that understands how to go about establishing the damages.
It is important to understand that amounts for the damages described above are not simply pulled out of the air. It may be necessary to retain a medical expert in order to analyze the amount and cost of future medical care which will be necessary. Other experts may be required to present to the defendant and/or jury an estimate as to how earning capacity has been affected by the injuries sustained. After substantial discovery, it may be found that punitive damages are recoverable due to egregious acts by the defendant. All aspects of these damages need to be investigated, evaluated, and established in a trucking accident case. This is why it is important to hire a firm that is familiar with the process of handling large-scale injury cases.
When selecting a personal injury attorney it is important that you select a firm which handles major injury cases and in which the lawyers have substantial experience. You should also determine whether the attorneys are board certified and whether the firm employs a full time investigator. Finally, you should determine whether the firm is large enough to advance court costs and whether the office can devote multiple attorneys to your case. This is true whether you were injured in counties including Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise as well as Fort Worth, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, and Dallas.