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The aftermath of a truck accident can be difficult and stressful, especially if the accident was not your fault. You might be wondering how you will shoulder the financial burden of your medical bills and other expenses. You may ask, “How much can I recover from a truck accident injury?” and “Will that be enough to cover my expenses? You don’t have to face these challenges alone because The Melonakos Law Firm is here to help.
Our experienced attorneys have helped injured people in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia pursue the compensation they were harmed in truck accidents. Our dedication to our clients, commitment to results, and experience on both sides of the negotiation table have helped us recover more than $50 million in compensation to date.
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Damages is the legal term for the monetary compensation awarded to a person who has been injured or incurred some other loss due to another party’s negligent actions. If you were injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you might be entitled to pursue damages from them. However, the law is different in every state.
Damages are classified in the following categories, depending on the state.
Economic damages are monetary losses incurred by an injured party with a specific dollar value attached to them. Both North Carolina and South Carolina recognize this category of damages, while in Georgia, they are known as special damages. Examples of economic or special damages include:
Non-economic damages are intangible losses that a victim cannot easily quantify by looking at a bill or receipt. Both North Carolina and South Carolina recognize this category of damages. In Georgia, these damages are called general damages. Examples of non-economic or general damages include:
Punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages, are meant to punish the at-fault party for their actions and deter similar actions in the future. Here is how each state approaches punitive damages:
Some states cap the amount of damages awarded to accident victims. Generally, there are no caps on economic damages, although there are certain exceptions. Here are the caps in each state:
The laws regarding damages in truck accidents are complicated and vary from state to state. Furthermore, the rules may differ depending on the circumstances of an accident. Working with an experienced truck accident attorney is crucial to pursuing the maximum possible compensation. An 18-wheeler accident attorney can help you by:
If you were injured in a truck accident in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia, the attorneys at The Melonakos Law Firm can help. We understand how devastating these accidents can be and want to help you get the money you need for your well-being and your future. Contact us today for a free consultation with a knowledgeable truck accident attorney.