How to Buy a Hitch for Your Truck

If you need to purchase a hitch for your truck, then consider taking a little time to consider the right choice for your needs. You don’t want to buy an expensive heavy duty hitch if all you need is a little ball hitch, but at the same time you also don’t want to install a hitch only to find it is not good enough. That is why you need to consider what you will be hauling and the hauling capacity of your vehicle before you make a hitch choice.

The three types of hitches you will most likely be considering are:

• The Ball Hitch—This is the most common type of hitch available. It is easy to use and easy to install, but it is not particularly heavy duty. Generally though, this hitch will get the job done for most common hauling needs. Just increase the size of the ball and the class of the hitch to handle the heavier loads.

• The Gooseneck Hitch—This type of hitch is considered be a heavy-duty hitch. It will generally fasten to the bed of your truck once the liner has been removed. The placement of the fastener and the large ball size (ranging from 2 and 5/16 inches to 3inches) make it possible for this hitch to haul loads weighing 10,000 lbs or more. In addition, this hitch handles well and so it is usually used for oddly shaped trailers such as horse trailers.

• The Five Wheel Hitch—This type of hitch is very similar to the fifth wheel on a semi. The hitch itself is attached to the bed of the truck, once the liner is removed, and uses a hinged plate. The hitch then attaches to the trailer using a pin that slides into a groove and locks into place. The adjustable nature of this heavy duty hitch makes it appropriate for many types of trailer.

 

Personal Injury Lawsuits – Damages

PhotobucketIn all personal injury torts there can be two types of damages. These damages are divided into either general damages or special damages and are specific in nature. Personal injury lawyers will determine which classification the injuries fall under and the claim for compensation will be affected by the type of damage. It is of course very important that in any injury from a car crash, accident at work, slip and fall accident, assault claim, battery incident or an accident in your home or someone else’s that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as reasonably possible because of the time limits for bringing legal action.

General Damages

Pain and suffering resulting from a personal injury accident falls into the general damages category. Pain and suffering are difficult to access because it covers the emotional and physical stress as a result of an injury. Your personal injury attorney will be able to help you with defining the extent of your pain and suffering. When filing for monetary damages your settlement will be in accordance with your aches and pains, and your temporary and permanent limitations on daily activities. Because pain and suffering does not have a direct connection to your loss of property any depression you may experience or any scarring that causes you anguish can also be a part of the compensation amount you receive. Be sure to let your personal injury attorney know if you experience any of these issues in relationship to your incident. The loss of any of the amenities of life should be compensated in your claim for damages.

Special or Compensatory Damages

Damages which are quantifiable in the incidence of an injury sustained are, loss of earnings, medical expenses, travel expenses and even ruined clothing. Personal property loss, expenses for repair or replace charges, ambulance charges and travel cost to the hospital, all fall under the special damages compensation category. Personal injury attorneys will be able to assist you in filing a claim which will result in a full and fair settlement. Monetary compensation should make the injured party get a payment which will restore the feeling of “whole’ to his life after being injured by the negligence of another person.

A Columbia Missouri personal injury attorney can assist you with filing a claim for general and in some cases compensatory damages that resulted in your pain and suffering.