Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accident injuries can be devastating. When you are recovering from a truck accident you may need surgery, physical therapy, or even need to permanently change the way you live your life because you cannot fully recover. Anyone who has seen a truck accident occur or been the victim of a truck accident knows that these are serious and more dangerous than other collisions because of how large and heavy trucks are. A law office can help you with your lawsuit.
What makes a truck so dangerous?
Simply put, the size and weight of a truck make it far more dangerous than getting into an accident with another car. While trucks can be very useful for carrying large loads, the loads they carry make it harder for the truck to stop in enough time in conditions where there is traffic or the weather is bad. People who get into truck accidents are extremely likely to suffer from more severe injuries, such as:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken/Fractured Bones
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
These are all serious and can lead to permanent damage.
What causes truck accidents to occur?
While it’s true that not all truck accidents will be the result of the truck driver’s negligence, there are unfortunately many extenuating circumstances that can lead the truck driver to cause the crash and thus your injuries. Some of the most common examples of truck driver errors are:
- Following cars too closely.
- Being unfamiliar with the road or route they are on.
- Using drugs to stay awake for long shifts.
- Driving for long stints and becoming exhausted.
- Failing to pay attention to road signs and their surroundings.
- Traveling too fast for road or weather conditions.
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol.
While these are ways that a truck driver can directly cause a truck-car accident, it is also possible that the truck driver is not at fault. There may be issues with the truck’s parts or its maintenance that can result in an accident, including tire problems or problems with the truck’s brakes. When this is the case, your lawyer will look to see how the manufacturer or the company that maintains the truck was being negligent.
Do I need to hire an attorney for my injuries?
We recommend speaking with an attorney, as soon as possible after the accident. Especially when you are overwhelmed after this type of accident and dealing with the physical pain and emotional trauma that comes with an accident of this magnitude, you should have an attorney on your side who can examine the evidence while being removed from the event.