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Truck Accidents Can Seriously Change Your Life – We Are Here To Help
Truck accidents can be the most catastrophic crashes on the road, resulting in life-changing injuries. These massive vehicles are difficult to stop quickly, cannot safely make evasive maneuvers, and outweigh your car or SUV by several tons. At Gage Mathers, our truck accident lawyers have been involved in some of the most catastrophic truck crashes in Arizona and the Southwest.
Pursue Justice, Obtain Compensation
There are many different types of trucks on the road, including semis, big-rigs, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers. These “road hogs” cause all kinds of crashes, including running victims off the road, underride collisions, head-on collisions, rollovers, rear-end collisions, and side collisions. These crashes are usually caused by the driver’s reckless behavior. A variety of causes are behind this reckless behavior, including:
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Defective equipment or brake failure
- Overloaded trucks
- Weather conditions
- Road design
- Impaired visibility
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
- Distracted driving
We have vast experience in bringing big-rig drivers and owners to justice when they cause a crash. If there is compensation to claim, we have the resources to help.
What Damages Can You Claim in a Commercial Truck Accident?
- Medical expenses, including future medical costs
- Lost wages due to missed work
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages, if applicable
What is an example of lost wages due to missed work?
Lost wages due to missed work is when you are unable to work due to an injury or illness caused by a commercial truck accident, and you are not able to earn the wages you would have been able to earn if you had not been injured. For example, if you were a construction worker earning $20 an hour, and you were injured in a commercial truck accident and were unable to work for two weeks, you could claim lost wages of $1,600.
How do you prove “loss of enjoyment of life” in court?
To prove loss of enjoyment of life in court, you must demonstrate that your injury has caused a decreased quality of life and that you are no longer able to participate in activities or hobbies that you previously enjoyed. This can be done through medical records, testimonies from family and friends, and other evidence such as photographs and video.
How do you determine the monetary value of “mental anguish”?
The cash value of mental anguish is determined by the severity of the psychological distress caused by the accident. It is based on factors such as the degree of emotional distress, the length of time the distress has lasted, and the impact it has had on the victim’s life. For example, if a person was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder due to a commercial truck accident, they could seek compensation for the mental anguish caused by the accident.
What is loss of consortium after a commercial truck accident?
Loss of consortium is a type of damage that can be claimed in a commercial truck accident if the injured party can demonstrate that the accident has caused a decrease in the quality of their marital or family relationship. For example, if a husband is seriously injured in a truck accident, his wife may be able to claim loss of consortium if she can demonstrate that the accident has caused a decrease in the quality of their relationship.
What are good tools for showing pain and suffering in a commercial truck accident?
Good tools for showing pain and suffering in a commercial truck accident include medical records, testimony from family and friends, and photographs or videos of the injury. It is also important to document any physical activities that the victim is now unable to do due to the accident. All of this evidence can help to show the court the extent to which the victim has suffered due to the accident.
Contact Us Now For Your Best Chance At Damage Recovery
The best results start when we are able to begin our investigation soon after the accident. These cases have unique issues like “disappearing evidence” and a culprit who leaves town because they are simply passing through the state. That’s why you need to call the truck accident lawyers at Gage Mathers as soon as possible at (602) 258-0646. You can also reach us via email.
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