What Damages Are Available in Kentucky Truck Accident Cases?

Truck Accidents | November 25, 2019

The trucking industry is a critical component to our economy. With thousands of trucks on the road each day, it is inevitable that accidents can and do happen. In fact, nearly 350,000 Americans are involved in a truck accident each year.

Given the size of trucks in transit, these accidents can be devastating. The physical, emotional, and financial burden can be overwhelming for victims and their families. It’s important that truck accident victims understand that there are options available to you following an incident.

If you or a loved one have been in a truck accident in Kentucky, it’s important to understand the damages available:

Economic Damages

  • Recovery of past and future medical bills
  • Loss of wages
  • Diminished earning capacity

Non-Economic Damages

  • Pain and suffering (present and future)
  • Mental distress (present and future)

Punitive Damages

  • Intended to penalize the defendant for his or her conduct and also to act as a deterrent to others.

One of the most important parts of being successful in a trucking accident lawsuit is collecting evidence and being able to accurately interpret it. Our team of Kentucky truck accident attorneys at Hendy | Johnson | Vaughn | Emery know from decades of experience the importance of collecting such evidence and exactly how it should be acquired in order to be used effectively in your case.

Our team is well versed in trucking law and is ready to seek justice on your behalf. Attorney Jay Vaughn is one of the first attorneys to be Board Certified in Truck Accident Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Jay is one of only ten attorneys to hold this recognition and can use his expertise to ensure you have the best possible outcome for your case.

Before you begin negotiations with the insurance companies, we urge you to reach out to our team. We’ll review your case for free and give you our honest opinion on how we can help you and your family. Contact us today.

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