Whether damages can be recovered in a truck accident in Madison WI depends on the facts of the case. Damages is the term the law uses to describe the compensation or the money that the injured party or their family is entitled to. Whether the injured party survives the accident also effects the type and amounts of damages.
In a death case, the surviving family would be allowed to recover damages for the loss of society and companionship as well as for any injuries that were incurred by the loved one from the time of the accident until his or her death. The amount of money associated with these will depend on many factors but an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to quickly assess them.
If the injured person lives but is seriously injured, his/her damages would include reimbursement of all the medical bills, loss of earnings and in injury cases pain, disability, emotional distress and any uncompensated medical bills would also be recoverable. Some of these damages can be computed fairly easily while other will require an experienced personal injury to quantify.
Of course, no damages are recoverable unless the accident can be proven to be due to the negligence of the truck driver. Truck drivers are under many regulations to ensure the safety of others. Many times negligence can be proven when some of these regulations are found to be violated.
An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to determine the types and amount of damages involved in a truck accident case. These cases are taken on a contingency basis meaning you do not have to pay for anything until money is recovered on your behalf. If you or your loved ones have been involved in a truck accident, call Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC to schedule your Free consultation or visit us at KH-LAW.net. We will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve.