Damages in Colorado Truck Accident Cases
If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident, the following is what you should know about the different types of damages you can recover and how they are calculated. For information on your case, call and schedule a consultation with a Colorado truck accident lawyer today.
What Damages can you recover from a Truck Accident Case?
As with any other type of injury case the types of damages you can recover from truck accidents are:
1. Economic Damages
Medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity all fall into the economic damages. That can also include your property damage and things like that although a property damage claim is actually a separate claim from a bodily injury claim.
2. Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages are things that that hard to quantify, but can also really drive the value of a case beyond the dollars and cents of medical bills and lost wages. That can be your pain and suffering, interference in your customary leisure activities, inability to enjoy a hobby or to play with your grandchildren, to walk your dog, essentially any frustration of your daily life can be compensated.
3. Punitive Damages
Even though they do exist, punitive damages are very rare, and don’t often come into play especially in truck accidents.