If you have been injured in a semi-truck accident, you undoubtedly have
a number of serious questions and concerns. Of course, many of these questions
pertain to your injuries and medical issues. However, if you are like
many people injured in an accident, you probably have legal concerns and
questions as well. For example, you may wonder whether you can obtain
compensation for future medical expenses after sustaining injuries in
an accident involving a commercial truck.
You can obtain the information you need about your legal interests, and
you best protect your critical legal rights, by taking a proactive stance
in reaching out to a skilled semi-truck accident lawyer, like a member
of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm. You can contact our firm 24 hours
a day by calling our hotline at (800) 349-0000.
Overview of Financial Compensation in a Semi-Truck Accident Case
Before we get to your specific question about whether or not you can collect
money to pay for future medical expenses after you were injured in a truck
accident, you need to understand some of the basics regarding financial
compensation in a personal injury case.
In order for a commercial trucking company and driver to be responsible
for paying for your medical bills, you need to establish what is known
as legal liability on their part for the accident. According to the law
across the United States, you need to demonstrate the existence of four
elements to establish legal responsibility
You need to demonstrate that a duty of care existed. A truck driver has
a duty to exercise reasonable care when driving on a public roadway.
You must establish the duty of care was broken. For example, if a truck
driver was texting and drove through a stop sign and collided with your
case, that would be a breach of the duty of care.
The conduct of the driver must be the proximate cause of the accident and
your injuries. This means that the breach of the duty of care was the
legal and actual cause of the accident and your injuries. Finally, you
must have sustained actual injuries.
Once negligence is established, you are in a position to seek compensation
for an array of different types of losses, damages, and injuries. These include:
- medical bills and expenses
- pain and suffering
- lost income
- mental anguish and emotional distress
Money for Future Medical Expenses
The reality is that if you are like many individuals who have been hurt
in an accident, you may require medical care and treatment for an indefinite
period of time. For example, your injuries may be such that you will require
long-term physical therapy and occupational therapy.
This type of longer term medical care is a foreseeable consequence of a
semi accident that results in your sustaining injuries. Because it is
reasonably foreseeable, and directly associated with the injuries you
sustained from an accident caused by someone else, you will be in a position
to seek compensation for these future medical expenses.
Get the Compensation You Deserve: Hire a Fighter from The Doan Law Firm
The Doan Law Firm semi-truck accident hotline at (800) 349-0000 is staffed
around-the-clock, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. This includes all
major holidays. You can call us right now, or any other time that is convenient for you.
We can schedule an initial consultation with you at one of our offices
located across the United States. We can also meet with you at your home.
In addition, depending on your circumstances, we can schedule a virtual
consultation with you online.
At an initial consultation, our legal team will evaluate your case. We
will discuss compensation to which you may be entitled in your case, including
for future medical expenses. We will answer your questions.
There is no fee charged for an initial consolation. In fact, The Doan Law
Firm makes an attorney fee guarantee with you. We will never charge you
an attorney fee unless we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment for
you in your case.