Truck accidents can cause life-threatening injuries. The sheer size of semis make them difficult to stop quickly and deadly to collide into. The costs of life-threatening injuries from Georgia truck accidents can add up quickly, making recovery doubly difficult.
New data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) illustrates some of the many costs associated with life-threatening truck accidents:
- Emergency medical transportation
- Emergency care
- Hospital stays and care
- Rehabilitation and outpatient care
- Long-term care
- Emotional stress
Fatal accidents may still accumulate medical costs in addition to funeral expenses and other costs that the family of the deceased must pay. In addition to these “hard” costs, or costs that are billed out, the “soft” costs such as lost wages, mental anguish, and pain and suffering may also be included in the types of costs incurred from life-threatening truck accidents.
Each truck accident is different in scope of damage, injury, and recovery needs. Skilled truck accident attorneys will review the particulars of your accident and determine a reasonable settlement. Due to the severity of life-threatening injuries, truck accidents could end up costing victims hundreds of thousands of dollars. Sadly, personal health insurance and other coverages do not always cover these costs for you.
If you have sustained life-threatening injuries from an Atlanta truck accident, call an experienced attorney immediately. Having competent legal representation can make a difference in the amount of your settlement. To receive a free consultation, contact the skilled team at Kaufman Law, P.C. today.