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Common truck accident damages on the Dixie

Truck accidents are commonplace on the Dixie, which means there are defendants and plaintiffs in lawsuits that stem from these accidents. Truck accident lawsuits can help plaintiffs, victims of the crash, acquire compensation for the damages incurred. So, what are some common truck accident damages on the Dixie?

There are plenty of reasons why truck accidents occur, including speeding, weather conditions, overloaded truck, unbalanced load, distracted driving, falling asleep at the wheel, improper training and more. All of these causes of truck accidents can be cited by a victim in a personal injury lawsuit that looks to acquire compensation for damages suffered.

One of the most common types of damages recovered in a truck accident lawsuit is for medical expenses. Typical medical expenses include bills for doctor visits, hospital stays, in-home care and ambulance rides. Any other bill that arrives that is directly related to your medical situation stemming from the accident could also be compensated in a lawsuit.

Lost wages is also common in a Dixie truck accident lawsuit. If you were injured badly enough you likely won't be able to return to work right away. Because of this, you will miss out on income. A lawsuit can help you recover lost wages and even future wages if doctors are estimating a lengthy recovery period.

Loss of companionship occurs when you lose affection from a loved one due to an accident or a loved one dies as a result of a truck accident. This type of damage is typically recovered by a surviving spouse, partner or child.

Pain and suffering is one of the most common types of truck accident damages recovered in Kentucky. A truck accident can be scary, leading to mental and physical distress from the pain, anxiety and stress.

Special damages are a separate category of damages that cover all financial losses following a truck accident. This can include the replacement of your vehicle, medical expenses, insurance costs and even legal fees for hiring an attorney to represent you in court.

Source: FindLaw, "Truck Accident Law: What You Need to Know," accessed March 29, 2017

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