London Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents differ significantly from car accidents in London. While passenger vehicles weigh about 5,000 on average, trucks can weigh up to 20,000. And in some cases, that is before they are even loaded with cargo. Because of this, truck accidents can do much greater harm to injured victims than a simple car accident, leaving victims without income and high medical bills while they recover.
With major thoroughfares like Highway 401, Highway 7, and Highway 135, truck accidents happen all too often in and around London. When they do, accident victims need to speak to a London truck accident lawyer right away. A London truck accident lawyer may be able to help injured parties get the compensation they deserve.
While getting compensation of any kind can be difficult after a truck accident, some types are easier to get than others. For instance, economic damages are those that have an actual dollar value attached to them. Medical bills, loss of wages, and rehabilitative costs are all concrete; they are easy to determine. This makes these types of compensation easier to get than damages for pain and suffering.
Pain and suffering does not have an actual dollar amount attached to it because no one can say with certainty how much pain and suffering one is enduring. One reason pain and suffering awards are difficult to obtain in London is that the law imposed a statutory threshold to the detriment of victims. Even if the victim’s injury exceeds the statutory threshold, the value of the pain and suffering award must still exceed the statutory deductible of approximately $37,000 prior to the victim receiving any compensation for pain and suffering.
That threshold states that in order for a victim to be eligible for pain and suffering, they must have suffered a permanent and serious disfigurement such as scarring, and/or a permanent serious impairment of an important physical, mental or emotional function.
CONTACT OUR LONDON TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS
If the negligence of a truck driver caused a collision in which you sustained serious, compensable injuries, our London truck accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you are rightfully owed. To learn more about how our truck accident lawyers serving London may be able to assist you, schedule a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers by calling 1-800-JUSTICE today.