If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, you could collect pain and suffering. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 41.001 not only defines pain and suffering as a non-economic damage, but allows you to seek financial compensation for the pain and suffering you experience after a truck accident. In addition to physical pain, what is considered pain and suffering can include residual physical or mental pain (or discomfort) which prevents you from enjoying the same activities as you did prior to your accident.
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), the amount of compensation you receive for the pain and suffering portion of your compensation claim will depend on the depth, severity, and impact of the injuries you sustain. Assess your injuries and their short-term, long-term, and permanent repercussions with the lawyer who represents your compensation claim.
Understand the Monetary Value of Pain and Suffering
Assigning an accurate value to your personal injury claim is important and can affect both settlement negotiations and the amount of compensation you receive. It can be easier to calculate the financial cost of some portions of your compensation claim than others. Adding the total of your medical bills, lost income, and property damage is relatively straightforward and usually requires simply waiting for all related bills to arrive.
Calculating the monetary value of other portions of your compensation claim can be much more complicated, however. On your own, do you know how to value intangible expenses like pain and suffering or mental and emotional trauma? Miscalculating these portions of your claim can lead to a smaller financial settlement than you deserve.
Because pain and suffering can limit your physical ability, prohibit you from engaging in activities you enjoyed prior to the accident, and lead to prolonged sorrow or depression, you deserve full compensation for it. A personal injury lawyer can help you define the full financial value of the pain and suffering portion of your compensation claim and make sure you are not undervalued or underpaid.
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Additional Recoverable Damages Which You Could Receive
Physical pain and suffering is only one of the financial damages you can recover by filing a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 41.001, you are also entitled to recover the following financial expenses and losses from the at-fault truck driver after a collision:
- Current medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Current lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Physical disability
- Physical disfigurement
In addition to these expenses, you can receive compensation for repairing or replacing your damaged or destroyed personal property. Additionally, you can also receive compensation for funeral and burial expenses if a loved one was fatally injured in a truck accident.
Review the full financial impact of the truck accident you were involved in with a member of our team to ensure no expense is overlooked in your pursuit of financial compensation.
Remember the Texas Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Lawsuits
While you focus on your physical recovery, the time you have to file your lawsuit against the at-fault truck driver does not wait. In fact, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 generally entitles you to file a personal injury lawsuit as long as you do so within two years of the date of the accident.
Failing to file your personal injury lawsuit on time could prevent you from filing it at all. When a lawyer concentrates on building a solid claim for financial compensation, you get the time you need to focus on your physical recovery without putting your right to compensation at risk.
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Your Pain and Suffering Has Value
According to information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) research, the difference in size and height between a large truck and an average passenger car can be substantial. It can also leave you and any passengers in your car with severe injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, your physical and emotional recovery can take months or years.
If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, you are entitled to financial compensation for the physical and emotional discomfort that is considered pain and suffering.
With eight office locations in Texas, Loncar Lyon Jenkins helps clients who were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. We also help families who lost someone they love in an accident. When you are ready to pursue the at-fault truck driver for financial compensation, dial 800-777-7777 to Call in the Strong Arm by contacting us today.