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How are Truck Accident Cases Valued?

When Trucking injuries occur victims must be able to recover compensation for all of their losses. It is important to know how truck accident claims in California are valued so that you have an understanding of how much compensation your Walkup delivery truck accident team will seek.

The Value of a Truck Accident Case

In the aftermath of a truck accident in California, our clients experience various types of economic losses. These include: but is not limited to, the following:

  • Out-of-pocket expenses caused by the crash
  • Lost wages, benefits, and pensions
  • The cost of medical devices
  • Prescription medications, equipment, and supplies
  • Home and outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation expenses
  • Rehab and skilled nursing facility expenses
  • Long-term hospitalization expenses
  • Emergency medical expenses

Economic damages like these are characterized by the ability to gather bills and receipts to find the sum of the total losses.

Understanding Non-Economic Losses After a Truck Crash

Non-economic damages are also referred to as general damages. After a truck accident occurs, crash victims may experience various types of immeasurable losses. We say that these are immeasurable because there may not be bills or receipts to calculate a crash victim’s:

  • Emotional and psychological distress
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Disability and loss of independence
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium for their spouse
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

An attorney on the Walkup team may use a “per diem” or daily/weekly/monthly calculation method for calculating non-economic damages. Using this method, an attorney would assign a dollar value to each day that their client is expected to experience these various types of immeasurable losses.

Contacting an Attorney

If you or somebody you love has been injured in a commercial trucking accident in California, you need to contact a skilled trucking accident attorney immediately. A skilled lawyer can examine the facts of the case, gather the evidence needed to prove liability, and work with trusted medical and economic experts to adequately calculate total expected losses. A Walkup Law office trucking injury attorney will handle all communication and negotiations with the other parties involved, including the insurance carriers and legal teams for the trucking company. You can be sure that these other parties will push back from having to pay out significant amounts of compensation. You need an advocate willing to take your case to trial if necessary to ensure that you receive maximum compensation.