When you're injured in a trucking collision, it's very common to find yourself worrying about the present and how much you are hurting. It's hard to think ahead when the pain you're currently dealing with is so great. However, if you were injured due to the negligence of another person, you need to speak with a truck crash lawyer to consider your options. When you meet with your attorney, you're going to have to think ahead and consider how this accident and your injuries have the potential to affect your life for an extended period of time. Those considerations will play a part in your trucking collision case because you're not just seeking compensation for the current state of your injury—you need to think how it is going to play a part in your life in the future. 

  • How will your accident affect your ability to work? Will you be able to go back to work right away, or will you be out for quite a while? Is there a chance you will never be able to work again? You'll need the opinion of a doctor to back this up, but this will definitely impact the type of compensation you'll be entitled to. 
  • How will your trucking collision impact your life at home? Have you always been the caretaker for someone else, or are you the parent of young children? Are you a stay-at-home mom who will no longer be able to take care of the children like you once did? If your truck crash accident is going to bring about additional expenses, like being forced to put your children in daycare or move your mother-in-law to a nursing home, those costs can be considered in court. 
  • Will your truck accident injuries require additional medical treatment? When you're seeking compensation for your medical bills, you need to think about not just what you've already paid, but what you may have to pay in the future. Many serious injuries require additional physical therapy and visits with specialists for years to come. You may also have to buy pricey prescriptions that were never in your budget before. 

A good Dallas trucking collision lawyer will seek compensation not just for your current medical bills and car repairs, but also for how that accident has the potential to impact your life for many more years. Call Girards Law today for a free consultation at 888-897-2762.