An estimated 85% of truck accidents are caused by human factors. These factors include impaired driving, falling asleep at the wheel, following closely, and even speeding. Regardless of the cause, big rig accidents nearly always involve catastrophic or fatal injuries.
The three different types of recoverable damages are:
- Economic damages: Known as “special” damages, these damages typically include “hard” dollar losses, like medical bills, lost wages, and future medical expenses.
- Noneconomic damages: Sometimes called “general” damages, these damages are less tangible than economic damages. They include mental and physical pain and suffering, inconvenience, emotional stress, and impairment of the quality of life.
- Punitive damages: Damages that are sometimes awarded by a jury for no other purpose than to punish an especially egregious offender.
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Unlike in an auto accident case, truck accident lawyers have to thoroughly understand both the federal and state regulations that govern the companies and their drivers because trucking companies are also based all over the United States.
At Jason J. Joy & Associates, we provide aggressive legal representation for 18-wheeler accident cases. Our team of experienced attorneys manage 18-wheeler claims and help you recover damages.