HOW MUCH IS MY TRUCKING ACCIDENT CASE WORTH?
Like all cases, each Rhode Island trucking accident case has its own particular facts and circumstances that go into determining the amount of damages that may be recovered. Depending on your case you may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages.
- Medical expenses, including past, present, and future bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages, both from missed work and missed future earning potential
- Household bills
- Transportation costs
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and post-traumatic stress (emotional distress)
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Lifestyle impairment
In the most tragic cases truck accidents can result in death. Of course there is no amount of money that can bring a loved one back or fill the void left by their absence. Nevertheless, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to recover funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.
The monetary and intangible costs of a trucking can be staggering; in addition to the mounting medical bills, there is a good chance that you have lost your income and earning potential as a result of the accident. You may only have a limited opportunity to get the money that you rightfully deserve after an accident. Here at Marin and Barrett, Inc., our local Rhode Island trucking accident lawyers stand ready to fight for your rights to ensure a full financial recovery.
CAN I RECOVER IF I WAS ALSO AT FAULT IN CAUSING THE TRUCKING ACCIDENT?
Were you partially at fault in causing the truck accident that lead to your injury? If so, don’t worry. You are still entitled to a financial recovery as long as someone else also shares blame in causing the accident. According to Rhode Island General Law Section 9-20-4, the amount of your recovery will be reduced by your proportional share in the fault.
NATIONAL TRUCKING ACCIDENT STATISTICS
With trucking and transportation such a vital part of our economy, trucks necessarily spent countless hours and miles on the road. In 2018, large trucks and tractor trailers accounted for 9% of all miles traveled on the road. With all of the trucks and passenger vehicles on the road, accidents are an unfortunate reality. In 2018 alone, there were 4,761 people killed in trucking accidents – a 12% increase in a ten year period according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Authority. Of the 4,761 fatalities, 16% were the truck drivers themselves, while 67% were passenger vehicle occupants and 15% were pedestrians.
In accidents involving both a large truck and a passenger vehicle the statistical likelihood of survival weighs much more heavily in favor of the truck driver. In 2018, of the 2,212 deaths that resulted from fatal accidents between trucks and passenger vehicles, 96% percent of the deaths were the car passengers.
RHODE ISLAND TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS: HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Across the country tens of thousands of people are injured every year in trucking accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a trucking accident you have the right to seek financial compensation. The money you recover can help to cover expensive medical bills, make up for lost income while you recover from your injuries, and compensate you for the emotional stress of the accident and your injuries.
At Marin and Barrett, Inc., our team of Rhode Island truck accident lawyers has seen first-hand the toll these accidents can take on the victims and their families. We are here to help you assert your legal rights and recover the money you deserve. Call us 24/7 at 401-228-8271 for a free, no obligation truck accident case review and consultation.
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HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH MY RHODE ISLAND TRUCK ACCIDENT CASE?
Your first priority should be seeking the necessary medical attention. Once you do that you will need to address the mounting medical bills and costs and should contact an attorney as soon as possible. The evidence you may need is often the freshest shortly after the accident, and you can rest assured that the party or parties responsible for your injuries will be gearing up for their own legal fight and you will not want to be left behind.