A trucking accident can change your life forever in an instant. The immediate medical bills can be overwhelming; the long-term costs, unthinkable. And that is just the financial side of what you are facing. Permanent disability carries a more meaningful loss than the monetary costs. Compensation for your trucking accident losses will not fix everything, but it can help you and your family keep going, and may even offer hope for physical recovery.
We often hear about “ridiculous” jury awards and settlements that victims sometimes receive for their injuries. Somehow, the media manages to make it sound like accident victims who receive a million dollars or more for their permanent injuries are taking advantage of the companies who destroyed their lives by choosing to follow unsafe practices so they could make profits far exceeding the monetary risks they knew they were taking.
One of the little talked about aspects of “huge” jury verdicts and settlements is the long-term cost of severe injuries. Spinal cord injuries can have life-time expenses in the millions of dollars. And that is just for basic, necessary care. Modern medicine is constantly evolving. Some patients have a chance at real recovery, if they can afford the newest and best treatments. Access to that level of medical care is far more expensive than the care that simply keeps an injured person alive.
There is nothing frivolous about the opportunity to go back to the level of functioning you had before your accident, no matter how much money that involves. Someone else caused your injuries. If there is any way that they can restore your health, no expense on their part is too much to ask.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a trucking accident, please contact us today. Your initial consultation is free, and we work on a contingency fee basis so you don’t pay unless you get paid.