Commercial truck accidents occur regularly on our country’s highways, and can often result in serious injury to the people involved. The most serious injuries tend to be the drivers and occupants of the passenger vehicles in the accidents, largely due to the sheer size and weight of most commercial trucks. Georgia law allows victims of negligence that causes an accident to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Potential damages available in a personal injury lawsuit include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, or damage to property, among others. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated personal injury attorneys who have the experience necessary to successfully represent truck accident victims.
One particularly dangerous type of injury that can occur in semi-truck accidents is spinal cord injury. These injuries are very serious, and have the potential to cause serious long term complications. Spinal injury occurs when external force or trauma injures the vertebrae of spinal cord. These injuries often involve neurological damage that can cause a loss of sensation or paralysis in parts of the body. Some common signs and symptoms of spinal cord injury include:
- Loss of feeling in a limb
- Inability to move
- Tingling or numbness
- Changes in sensory perception
These are just some of the potential ways in which a spinal cord injury may affect someone. It is important that anyone who has been involved in a truck accident to be certain to undergo a thorough medical evaluation by a trained professional.
Contact a Gwinnett trucking accident attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are Gwinnett County truck accident lawyers who are here to assist you get the compensation you deserve. We understand how important it is for victims of negligence to obtain justice, and work tirelessly to hold the party or parties accountable legally liable for the injuries caused. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call us today at (770) 487-8999.