Truck Accident Claims: Peachtree City Personal Injury Attorney Explains Types of Compensation [Part A]

Jason R. Schultz
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Jason R. Schultz is a Peachtree City Personal Injury Attorney Serving the Greater Atlanta Metro Area
Families or individuals typically file a truck accident claim after being involved in a truck accident that caused serious injury or death due to another driver’s negligence. A serious or even fatal truck accident leaves families with economic and emotional losses. 

A Peachtree City personal injury attorney can help families go after the compensation to recover these losses. When choosing a qualified personal injury attorney to assist with your truck accident claim, make sure the attorney fully understands the state and federal laws that govern truckers and the transportation industry.

Different Types of Compensation: Economic and Emotional

Compensation, or “compensatory damages” related to auto and truck accidents are intended to make victims “whole again.” Essentially, compensation should replace these losses to return the victim back to where they were before the accident happened. 

The 2 primary types of compensation in a truck accident claim are economic and emotional. 

Emotional compensatory damages are intended to compensate the victim’s (or the family’s) pain and suffering. Recognizing that money can never replace the loss of a loved one, the court will evaluate many factors to determine appropriate compensation for pain and suffering. 

Loss of companionship (consortium) in personal injury cases, this type of compensation is awarded if the accident disrupted the “normal romantic or recreational lives” of the husband and wife as a result of negligence. 

Loss of parental influence or parental nurture – this applies to wrongful death cases when a child’s parent(s) die in an accident and the child is owed compensation for the loss of parental nurture. 

While emotional compensation focuses on pain and suffering, economic compensatory damages include payment to recover the cost of out-of-pocket expenses caused by the truck accident. 

In order to build a successful truck accident claim, contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney to review the details of your case. This will help ensure that your family gets the compensation you deserve.

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