The more often you drive, the likelier it is that you will encounter trucks on the roads of California. Despite the constant congestion, tragic accidents occur all too often on the roads of the state. The more trucks you see, the better the economy is performing. Even though trucks are important, they can be deadly to other drivers. Let's take a look at the recoverable damages stemming from a truck accident.
Victims of truck accidents are legally allowed to recover damages for their medical expenses. Being injured in a truck accident can cause severe injuries that lead to thousands of dollars in medical bills stemming from a lengthy hospital stay full of tests and surgeries.
Another type of damage recoverable following a truck accident is that of property damage. Maybe the truck crashed into your business or residence, causing thousands of dollars in damage. Maybe the property is no longer habitable. You can file a lawsuit seeking property damages so you can rebuild your office or home appropriately.
Victims of truck accidents can also recover damages for lost wages, both current and future. Lost wages can be paid for victims who miss any amount of time at work due to the injuries sustained in the accident.
Pain and suffering is another recoverable damage stemming from a truck accident. This goes for both the victim and the victim's family, especially if the victim dies as a result of the accident.
Truck accidents can be costly to not only the victims but the trucking companies and truck drivers involved. The damages discussed in this post are just the beginning of what can be recovered should you be involved in such an accident in Pasadena.