In any truck accident lawsuit, it is essential to address three key elements: liability, causation, and damages. Liability refers to the question of who caused the accident and is financially and legally responsible for the outcome. Causation examines whether that fault was the proximate cause of the injury or death that resulted from the accident. Damages refer to the injuries suffered and how much they are worth in terms of dollars, with regards to both automobiles and individuals. The worth in dollars is a controversial topic, because different sides will have different estimates based on varying perspectives. Also, medical bills can be hard to estimate, as a victim’s recovery process is not definite or even predictable. Healthcare is never cheap, but it should also not be a worry for a recovering patient.
A claimant who can make the case that the company itself – and not just the driver – was at fault, will be able to increase the level of damages he receives at trial or settlement. Compensatory damages are also a factor in a truck accident lawsuit. Compensatory damages refer to the various losses resulting from the injury, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical bills, loss of wages, and loss of quality of life. All of these factors are vital when assessing financial outcomes. A victim’s family should not suffer for the negligence of someone else. Taking care of victims should be the number one priority in any accident, but sadly that is not always the case.
Crosley Law Firm is determined to secure proper compensation for victims of truck accidents and their families. Contact our qualified San Antonio personal injury lawyers today.