You can seek many kinds of damages through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. You can also pursue wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one in an accident with a drunk truck driver.
Truck accidents often result in severe injuries that require ongoing care. Our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can handle your case while you rest and recover.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 747-3733
The Compensation You Can Seek After an Accident Caused By a Drunk Truck Driver
The types of damages you can pursue after a truck accident depend on your injuries. Your case also hinges on how these injuries will continue to affect your life. Generally, these damages fall into two categories: economic and noneconomic.
You may have had to go to the emergency room immediately after a truck accident. In addition, your injuries may require you to undergo surgery. These expenses would warrant compensation. Additional medical bills for medication, specialist visits, and medical equipment may also apply.
The accident could also have left you with a debilitating condition that will lead to a long road to recovery. You can seek compensation for your ongoing care, including physical therapy, home modifications, and in-home aid.
You may have had to miss considerable time from work while healing from your injuries. You can pursue awards for lost wages, including missed bonuses, benefits, and paid time off.
Reduced Earning Capacity
If you suffered a permanent injury, you could recover compensation for reduced earning capacity. This award aims to make up for the difference between your pre-injury income and what you can now earn. Reduced earning capacity applies when you cannot return to work or perform the same duties.
Pain and Suffering
If you file a personal injury lawsuit, you can also seek awards for your pain and suffering. This award accounts for the physical pain and emotional anguish you experience due to your injuries.
Loss of Quality of Life
A debilitating condition can drastically alter your lifestyle. For example, you may never be able to enjoy hobbies such as golf or hiking again. You may also have extreme difficulty with daily activities. You deserve fair compensation for these losses.
Wrongful Death Damages
A wrongful death settlement might yield certain damages if you lost a loved one in a truck accident. These may include:
- Your loved one’s medical expenses
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering before their passing
- Your loved one’s income
- The companionship your loved one offered
- Lost wages if you took time off work to tend to your loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Cremation or burial costs
We understand the last thing you want to think about is money after losing a family member to a drunk truck driver. Still, compensation can help you adjust to their absence. We can handle your case while you honor their memory.
How Our Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help
You deserve to focus on your health after an accident. However, pursuing compensation can feel overwhelming. You also do not want to put your case at risk over simple clerical errors.
You have a right to seek legal representation. Our firm will go the extra mile to pursue damages and tailor our strategies to your specific circumstances.
We Can Calculate Your Damages
We want to make sure you receive every penny you deserve. We can talk to your doctors, collect your pay statements, and consult experts to calculate your damages.
We Can Negotiate a Fair Settlement
We want to protect you from accepting a settlement that would not account for your losses fairly. We can assess any offers and negotiate for fair awards.
We Can Represent You in a Trial
We may not have to take your case to trial to secure fair compensation. However, we will not hesitate to take legal action if necessary. We can present our findings to a jury and seek a court-awarded payout.
We Can Help You Meet Important Deadlines
Under Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you generally have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. In comparison, Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d) gives you even less time – generally two years – to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
These deadlines don’t leave much time to build a case. However, we can help you meet these deadlines by taking swift action.
We Can Keep You Updated on Your Case
Being hit by a drunk driver can leave you feeling vulnerable and confused. We don’t want to leave you in the dark while working on your case. We will make ourselves available to discuss your case’s progress and answer your questions. You also receive your attorney’s cellphone number so you can contact them whenever you need.
We Can Handle All the Paperwork
You should not have to worry about filling out paperwork and researching legal matters. We can take care of these administrative tasks for you.
We Can Communicate with the Liable Party
Dealing with insurers and defense attorneys can be a headache. We can act as your representative and handle all the communications with the liable party.
Work with Our Team After a Truck Accident
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine has your back. You can learn more about what types of damages you can pursue after a truck accident involving a drunk driver through a free consultation. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733.