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America's Trucker ShortageA Fort Worth truck accident victim can pursue a claim for financial compensation against the trucking company and driver who caused the collision. Every accident – and every accident victim – is unique. No two cases are the same. The determination of how much money someone who has been injured in a Fort Worth truck accident will receive depends on a variety of factors, including if they have a good  personal injury lawyer skilled at investigating the wreck, developing the case, working with medical professionals, and presenting critical evidence to the judge and jury.

Damages in a personal injury case are broken down into two main types: those that are economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages

Economic damages, also referred to as special damages, can be easily quantified by determining the actual amount of out-of-pocket money an accident victim had to spend or through accurate forecasting. But like with everything in the law, there are exceptions to every rule. For example, if a person is covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, or if they are self-employed or salaried, the calculations can be difficult.

The following are the major types of economic damages:

  • Past medical expenses – All reasonable and necessary costs associated with a crash can be recovered. This includes bills related to emergency room treatment, surgeries, doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, medications, and transportation to and from all necessary medical appointments.
  • Future medical costs – Accident victims can recover compensation for the medical treatment that they will need in the future. In some cases, expert medical witnesses are necessary to accurately determine the future cost of care, especially surgeries.
  • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity – When someone is injured in a Fort Worth truck accident, they will often miss a significant amount of work. When they are finally able to return to work, they may no longer be able to perform the necessary duties of their former position due to their injuries or disability. Accident victims can recover for both lost wages and benefits and a decrease in earning capacity.

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I just had the pleasure of meeting with one of my clients to deliver his settlement check after settling his case against an 18-wheeler driver who rear ended him. I fought to get him a huge settlement and he was obviously very pleased with the results. The amount of the settlement is confidential at the request of the company’s attorneys.

This is a picture of my client being treated by paramedics at the scene.

My client was at a complete stop in heavy traffic on North Freeway when out of nowhere, a huge tractor-trailer smashed into the back of his small car. He had to be rushed to the emergency room by ambulance and performed physical therapy for about a month after his wreck.

I am happy to report that I just met with a client to hand him a large check.

Last year an tractor trailer had passed this gentleman on I30, changed lanes, and caused him to run into a wall. Then the trucker claimed that my client had changed lanes into his 18 wheeler. I sued and made the trucking company pay my client a large amount of money. And I got him even more money when I was able to make medical providers greatly reduce their outstanding medical bills. My client said that he was “extremely happy.”

Here are some similar results.
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I was recently hired by a woman who was run off the road when an 18 wheeler suddenly moved into her lane. She was able to avoid getting hit by the truck, but she lost control of her vehicle, drove off the road, and did a complete flip before coming to a stop in a field.

My client and her grandson were rushed by ambulance to the local hospital for treatment of their injuries. They are currently being treated by a doctor and one may require surgery.

On the surface, this should have a pretty routine case: clear liability, significant property damage, and medical bills to date of $10,000.00. But as is often the case with 18 wheeler wrecks, things weren’t as simple as they should be.

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