Damages in a Kennesaw Truck Accident Case

Kennesaw Truck Accident Case

With the screech of metal and the shattering of glass, a Kennesaw truck accident can change lives in an instant. In the ensuing chaos, amidst the physical and emotional trauma, a critical question emerges: “What legal recourse do I have?”

The answer lies in understanding the damages recoverable in Georgia truck accident cases. Our truck accident lawyers at the Weinstein Firm are here to help you win the compensation you deserve.

Economic Damages: Reclaiming Losses

There are two main categories of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages compensate you for tangible losses that can be calculated. Compensation guides you back to financial stability and allows you to rebuild your life.

Medical Expenses

You can recover every reasonable and necessary medical cost incurred due to the accident. This includes past, present, and future expenses related to treatment, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and assistive devices.

Lost Wages

The accident stole your time, effort, and earning capacity. You deserve compensation for missed workdays, reduced earning potential, and lost career opportunities. Georgia law recognizes both past and future lost wages as recoverable damages.

Property Damage

The costs of a mangled car and damaged belongings all add up. You are entitled to reimbursement for repairs or replacement of your damaged property, so you’re not left footing the bill for someone else’s negligence.

Non-Economic Damages: The Impact on Your Life

Non-economic damages address the impact an accident has on your life, such as physical pain and emotional scars. It’s more difficult to calculate the value of these damages, and expert witnesses often play a key role in proving you deserve the compensation you’re seeking.

Pain and Suffering

From lingering pain to sleepless nights because of anxiety, Georgia law acknowledges the physical and emotional anguish you endure. The category of pain and suffering can include compensation for pain immediately after the accident and during treatment, permanent disability, PTSD, anxiety, and more.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

This category accounts for the diminished ability to participate in activities you once enjoyed, such as sports, hobbies, and social activities. Maybe hiking mountains used to be your escape, but now chronic pain makes this pastime nearly impossible.

Loss of Consortium

If the accident has impacted your relationship, you may be entitled to compensation for the loss of intimacy, companionship, and support.

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How Much Is My Kennesaw Truck Accident Worth?

The amount you recover can vary depending on the specific details of your case. Here are some key factors.

Severity of Injuries

A broken arm will have a different impact on your life than a spinal cord injury. The extent and long-term consequences of your injuries significantly influence the value of your pain and suffering and medical expenses.


Medical records documenting your injuries and treatment are your currency in the court of law. The more detailed and comprehensive these records are, the stronger your case for substantial compensation.

Expert Witness Testimony

In complex cases, medical or vocational experts may be called upon to testify about the severity of your injuries, future medical needs, and lost earning capacity. Their expertise adds weight to your claims and strengthens your position.

Modified Comparative Fault

Remember, even a slight contribution to the accident on your part can impact your compensation. Georgia’s modified comparative fault system reduces your damage award proportionally to your percentage of fault. This means if you are found to be 10% responsible for the accident, your total compensation will be reduced by 10%.

Proving Fault

To reclaim your losses, you need to prove the truck driver was negligent and that his or her actions directly caused the accident and your injuries.

Truck drivers are expected to follow traffic laws and trucking regulations and to drive carefully. Speeding, distracted driving, fatigued driving, and violations of trucking regulations are all examples of negligence.

Eyewitness accounts, police reports, accident scene photographs, truck driver logs, and black box data can help show the cause of an accident. Your Kennesaw truck accident lawyer will examine all the evidence to build a strong case.

Seeking the Right Guidance 

A skilled Kennesaw truck accident lawyer can provide invaluable support. Here are just some of the ways an attorney can help you.

  • Investigate the Accident: They’ll gather evidence through eyewitness interviews, police reports, and accident scene analysis, reconstructing the events and building a strong case for your claim.
  • Negotiate: Insurance companies often try to downplay your losses and offer inadequate settlements. Your lawyer will advocate for your rightful compensation.
  • Represent You In Court: If negotiations fail, your lawyer will be your champion in court, presenting evidence, navigating legal procedures, and fighting for maximum recovery.

The aftermath of a Kennesaw truck accident can be stressful and overwhelming. By seeking experienced legal counsel, you can navigate the complexities of the legal system and claim the financial compensation that you deserve.

Contact the Weinstein Firm at 770-HELP-NOW.

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