If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, you may be wondering where you can turn. Commonly, these accidents can leave you out of work for quite a while. In turn, you are probably worried about paying for extensive medical bills, depending upon the severity of your injuries. If this has happened to you, we can help you recover compensation. Contact the experienced Buffalo personal injury attorneys at Chiacchia & Fleming LLP to arrange a free consultation and get started on your path to financial recovery.
Seriously Injured in a Truck Accident | Compensation
Victims are entitled to financial compensation to pay for the financial, physical and emotional burdens of an accident. Those injured in trucking accidents have two types of compensation available to them: Compensatory and punitive damages.
Compensatory Damages help victims pay for the immediate and long-term consequences of an accident. Compensatory damages help cover:
- Medical bills and rehabilitation
- Lost wages and disability
- Loss of normal life (e.g. not being able to return to hobbies)
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (e.g. damages for personal relationship strife)
Punitive damages are awarded in addition to compensatory damages. This type of compensation is awarded by the jury if your case goes to trial, and it is used as a financial punishment for gross negligence or malice. Ultimately, your attorney can help you determine if punitive damages are an avenue to pursue in your case.
Seriously Injured in a Truck Accident | Hire an Attorney
The legal process can be overwhelming. An attorney helps you manage the process immediately and fights for immediate compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, etc. You can contact a lawyer from the scene, if you’re able to, or within a few days of your accident. The key is to move quickly: A lawyer will help you protect your rights immediately following an accident.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, don’t hesitate to call Chiacchia & Fleming today. We provide 100% free, no-obligation case evaluations for victims and their families. Talk with an experienced Hamburg truck accident lawyer today about your case, learn what next steps to take, and how we can help you.