The Most Common Injuries Resulting from Truck Accidents

Cars must coexist with large commercial trucks on the roads and freeways of the United States. Commercial vehicles such as semi-trucks and tractor trailers are vital to the American economy, as they provide an affordable method of delivery of large shipments of goods to businesses, groceries, other retail stores, and more. However, with the convenience of large commercial trucks also comes a high risk, mostly due to the difference in size and weight of these trucks in comparison with regular passenger vehicles, such as cars and SUVs. When a collision occurs involving a large commercial truck, the motorists in smaller vehicles often have little protection and suffer devastating, if not fatal, injuries. If you have suffered injury in an accident with a large commercial truck, you should seek proper medical attention, and then you should contact an experienced truck accident attorney in Fayette County for help receiving compensation for your injuries.

Some of the most common injuries sustained in truck accidents include:

  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Other neck and back injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Severe burns
  • Shattered bones
  • Crushed limbs
  • Internal organ damage

All of the above injuries require extensive medical care, including but not limited to emergency treatment, hospital stays, surgical procedures, visits to doctors or specialists, specialized equipment such as wheelchairs, physical rehabilitation and/or therapy, cognitive rehabilitation and/or therapy, psychological treatment, home-health care, and more. Many injuries sustained in truck accidents can leave a victim permanently disabled or disfigured, which can render them incapable of ever living independently or working again. In short, life as they know it may be over, in addition to facing overwhelming and ongoing medical expenses. If an accident was caused by negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company, the victim deserves to be fully compensated for all of their suffering and losses related to the accident.

Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you have suffered any kind of injury in a truck accident, a trucking accident lawyer can help you receive a fair settlement from the responsible party or parties. Do not delay in calling Shane Smith Law today at (980) 246-2656 for help.

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