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The importance of getting a medical exam after a truck accident

On Behalf of | Jan 10, 2022 | Truck Accidents

Residents of Virginia who have been in truck accidents are often left with serious injuries. Brain injuries are among the most common. It’s important to get medically evaluated after being involved in an accident with a huge truck.

Why is it so important to get evaluated after a truck accident?

Accidents involving commercial trucks are often even more destructive than those involving regular cars. As a result, the injuries the victims are left with can be debilitating, disabling and catastrophic. Fatalities are also common with such devastating motor vehicle accidents. While there are many types of injuries victims can be left with, traumatic brain injuries are common. These injuries can significantly change a person’s life. They can range from mild and temporary to severe and permanent. Some can even lead to death.

Getting a full medical evaluation after a truck accident can determine whether you have such an injury. If you are diagnosed with a brain injury, it can be treated as soon as possible. It also gives you good documentation if you choose to file a personal injury claim to recover damages for your injuries.

What damages can you recover?

After being diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury sustained from a truck accident, you may want to file a lawsuit. There are certain damages you can recover in a personal injury claim. They include the following:

  • Medical bills and ongoing medical expenses
  • Lost wages if you’ve had to miss time off from work
  • Property damage including any costs of repairing or replacing your vehicle
  • Loss of earning capacity if you can no longer work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Punitive damages if the at-fault party’s actions were outrageous

Although compensation can’t restore you to your condition before the truck accident, it can help cover the costs of your damages.

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