If you or someone you love has been injured in a traffic accident involving an elderly driver, then you may be entitled to seek compensation to help cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
To learn more about how a Plano elderly driver accident lawyer can help you pursue compensation, contact a team member from Loncar Lyon Jenkins today. Call for your free consultation.
Pursuing Compensation in an Elderly Driver Traffic Accident
If the traffic accident that left you injured was caused by a senior driver suffering from cognitive or physical decline, then they or their caregivers may have been negligent in creating the dangerous conditions of the crash.
A Plano elderly driver accident lawyer can help you assess liability to determine if you have a case for a personal injury lawsuit. Through a lawsuit, you may be able to seek several forms of compensation. You can speak with a team member from Loncar Lyon Jenkins to learn more about the potential value of your case. Call us today.
You may be able to seek a recovery for the following forms of losses:
Compensation for economic losses is meant to help you recover any financial losses caused by an accident. In the case of an elderly driver involved in an accident, this compensation may cover your past and future medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, and out-of-pocket expenses.
Traffic accidents can result in serious injuries that require long-term treatments. You or your loved ones may suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI), broken bones, internal injuries, lacerations, burns, whiplash, nerve damage, back injuries, muscle damage, and more after a car accident.
While some of your injuries may heal in short order, other injuries can require multiple visits to a doctor, hospital stays, surgeries, and medications. Some injuries may necessitate ongoing physical therapy, and others can leave you permanently disabled or disfigured.
If these injuries were caused by the elderly driver’s negligence, then your personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation to pay for the treatments you need, as well as your lost wages or lost earning potential resulting from your injuries.
In addition to these economic losses, you also may be able to recover compensation for your non-economic losses. These are the significant but intangible impacts that your injury and accident have had on your mental and emotional wellbeing.
Your physical pain, emotional suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life are also significant losses. You have a right to seek compensation for them. If you are no longer able to participate in activities and hobbies you once enjoyed or face difficulties going about your day-to-day life, you may be able to seek a recovery for your non-economic losses with the help of your personal injury lawyer.
Keep in mind that you have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Texas. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, you have up to two years to start the process. We recommend speaking with a lawyer as soon as you can in order to keep your legal options open.
Call in the Strong Arm When You Call Our Attorneys
If you or someone you love is suffering after an accident with a senior driver, Loncar Lyon Jenkins may be able to help. Even if you may be partially at fault for the accident, a Plano elderly driver accident lawyer can take a look at your case so that you know your options. You may still be able to seek compensation. To receive your free case evaluation, contact a team member at Loncar Lyon Jenkins today. Let us get started protecting your rights as soon as possible.