Pursuing Compensation for your Truck Accident Damages
When you are injured in a truck accident, you can pursue monetary compensation through a Grand Junction truck accident attorney for the following damages:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages; and
- Pain and suffering damages.
Colorado personal injury cases operate on a tort system, which means that when a victim is injured because of another party’s negligence, he or she may pursue compensation from the negligent party to cover his or her damages. You will likely start your case by filing an insurance claim with the negligent party’s insurance provider, which may be the driver’s own motor carrier insurance if he or she is an owner-operator or with the driver’s employer’s commercial insurance.
You must provide sufficient evidence to support your claim. This is the evidence that shows not only that your injury directly stemmed from negligence on the truck driver’s part, but that your damages are worth the specific monetary amounts for which you are seeking compensation. Some evidence which you can use to support your claim includes:
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- Documentation of your lost wages;
- Copies of your medical bills;
- A copy of the official accident report; and
- Eyewitness testimonies of the accident.