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Can I Get Compensation for Future Medical Expenses After a Semi-Truck Accident?

Posted By Doan Law Firm || 4-Sep-2017

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.

Categories: Truck Accident

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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