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Common Injuries in Semi-Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are an unfortunate reality of modern life. Even under the best of circumstances, semi-trucks will continue to be involved in accidents with other vehicles. When trucks collide with other vehicles that are smaller and weigh much less, the damage can be severe. These accidents have the potential to cause serious injury to the people involved, often requiring intensive medical treatment and ongoing care. When truck accidents are caused by negligence, the allows victims to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Successfully pursuing a legal claim that arises from a truck accident often involves technical issues relating to the trucking industry as well as complicated legal issues. As a result, it is important to retain the services of an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are experienced truck accident litigators who are dedicated to helping victims of negligence.

Truck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, causing a wide range of injuries. Some of the most common injuries that people sustain in truck accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Lacerations
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Head injuries
  • Burns
  • Sprains

Any time a person is injured in a truck accident should be sure to record as much information as possible about the incident. If possible, take photographs of the immediate aftermath of the accident. Also, try and obtain any contact information from anyone who may have witnessed the accident. In trucking cases, it is also important to determine who the truck driver was working for and to whom the cargo belongs. An experienced attorney can help you determine whether and against whom you may have a claim.

Contact a Gwinnett truck accident attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Potential damages in a truck accident case could include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, damage to any property, and lost income, among others. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are personal injury advocates who are here to help you. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call us today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia