Injuries caused in motor vehicle accidents can be serious and, sometimes, fatal. Because large commercial trucks are so much heavier and bigger than passenger vehicles, collisions with trucks very often cause severe injuries that can significantly affect a victim’s life. Truck accident injuries can cause a victim to face overwhelming medical bills and expenses, lost wages for time off of work, and a possibly a very long and trying road to recovery. If a truck accident is caused by someone’s negligence, the victim and/or victims deserve to be fully compensated for their injuries and any other losses they suffered as a result of the accident. If you have been injured in a truck accident, a trucking accident attorney in Coweta County can help you receive the full settlement you deserve.
Injuries resulting from truck accident tend to be severe. Some common truck accident injuries include:
- Crushed limbs or permanent disfigurement
- Severe burns
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bone breaks, fractures, or shatters
- Spinal injuries, resulting in possible partial or full paralysis
- Damage to internal organs
- Cuts, contusions, or lacerations
It is not uncommon for truck accident victims to require an amputation of a limb because the limb was destroyed on impact. Furthermore, damage to the spine can cause a victim to lose the ability to move, feel, or control a limb, the lower half of their body, or their body from the neck down. Additionally, brain injuries can significantly affect a person’s ability to carry on everyday tasks due to physical, mental, and cognitive limitations. All of these injuries can cause permanent disability that may change a victim’s life forever. Victims may not be able to ever work again or even perform everyday tasks as they used to.
If you have suffered severe injuries in a truck accident, you deserve compensation for all of your losses, pain, and suffering. Money cannot give you your old life back, but it can help you with financial problems and give you a sense of justice for what happened. If you have been injured, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999. An experienced truck accident lawyer is waiting to help you.