In terms of the types of damages available, truck accidents are similar to other accidents. However, the total amount of the damages tends to be much higher with truck accidents because they are much more severe than passenger car accidents. Damages fall into two categories: economic and non-economic.
Your economic damages include your past medical bills, future medical bills, past lost wages, future lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and the cost of your vehicle repairs or replacement. There is no limit and no cap on the amount of economic damages you can receive in Maryland.
Non-economic damages involve harm to your quality of life, your physical disfigurement, and your pain and suffering. In Maryland, these damages are capped at about $900,000. The non-economic cap in Maryland goes up by $15,000 each year.