Following a truck accident, the first thing most victims ask is: how is the value of the claim calculated?
Even though the question is simple, the answer is a bit complicated. Just like with every other accident, the final value of the claim is achieved through calculation of all the damages involved.
However, to do this, you are going to have to seek help from an experienced truck accident attorney in Kansas City. He offers a free consultation to everyone in need.
Here are some of the factors that determine the value of your truck accident claim.
The vehicle repair costs are something to consider when talking to your attorney about your claim. Since your truck will need repairs, instead of paying for it, you should have your attorney calculate the costs of repair and add those costs to your claim.
In case your truck is damaged beyond repair or completely totaled, you may have to negotiate with the insurance company and see how much you can get compensated in order to get a new one.
Most accidents end up with someone getting injured. If you got injured in a truck accident, your medical costs will be a part of your truck accident claim. These costs include:
- Your prescription drugs
- Hospital and ambulance fees
- Care (house care included)
- Walk aid
Most of the claims do cover medical services. Speak with your attorney to learn more about medical bills and how they can all be covered in your truck accident claim.
Did the accident cause you to lose hours of work? Are you unable to return to work for a certain period of time? Worry not, as you are entitled to full compensation of your lost wages. Since this is extremely complicated, we encourage you to contact a Kansas City Truck Accident Attorney and seek his help in crafting and filing your claim. He will help put everything on the paper and represent your best interests in or out of the courtroom.
As a truck accident victim, you may have suffered from a stress disorder (usually following a major crash or a severe injury). Emotional damages can be recovered in these cases. These include:
- Pain and suffering
- Undue stress
In some cases (not all), you may be able to recover punitive damages as part of your personal injury (or wrongful death lawsuit). However, punitive damages are not always awarded. The law is a bit “complicated” when it comes to awarding punitive damages to the victims of truck accidents, and the best way to be sure if you are eligible or not is to contact an available attorney, schedule your free consultation and receive a case review.
In the end, you will know exactly what to expect from your truck accident claim and will know approximately the true value of your claim. Be sure to give us a call as soon as you can.