Types of Compensation for Truck Accident Victims

On Behalf of | Dec 2, 2019 | Buffalo Law Blog, Firm News, Truck Accidents

Types of Compensation for Truck Accident Victims

In New York State, there are two types of compensation for truck accident victims. The right lawyer will be able to help you recover both compensatory damages and punitive damages, while maximizing the monetary value of each. It’s on you to choose the best attorney. To make the decision easy on yourself, contact Chiacchia & Fleming LLP today. After one free consultation, you will understand what so many other injured residents of Western New York already know — Chiacchia & Fleming LLP is a dedicated, compassionate, and experienced personal injury law firm that advocates for justice above all else and is available whenever our clients need us to be.

Types of Compensation for Truck Accident Victims | Compensatory Damages

Compensatory damages help victims pay for the immediate and long-term consequences of an accident. Compensatory damages help cover:

  • Medical bills and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages and disability
  • Loss of normal life (e.g. not being able to return to hobbies)
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium (e.g. damages for personal relationship strife)

Types of Compensation for Truck Accident Victims | Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are awarded in addition to compensatory damages. This type of compensation is awarded by the jury if your case goes to trial, and it is used as a financial punishment for gross negligence or malice. Ultimately, your attorney can help you determine if punitive damages are an avenue to pursue in your case.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, don’t hesitate to call Chiacchia & Fleming today. We provide 100% free, no-obligation case evaluations for victims and their families. Talk with an experienced New York truck accident lawyer today about your case, learn what next steps to take, and how we can help you.

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