Large commercial trucks can be found on virtually all of America’s major roadways. While these vehicles are an important part of our nation’s transportation system and allow our businesses to thrive, they can also pose a very real risk to other drivers on the road. Not only can the size and handling difficulties associated with these types of vehicles make an accident more likely to occur, but also the force involved in these types of accidents can make the injuries that other motorists sustain far more severe than those that would occur in a normal car accident.
Unfortunately, truck accidents tend to be devastating, causing significant injuries to multiple people and catastrophic property damage. Some of the most commonly reported injuries that individuals suffer in semi-truck accidents include:
All of these types of injuries can have a devastating effect on an individual’s life. Aside from the physical pain and emotional trauma that may occur as a result, there may be serious financial consequences with which a trucking accident injury victim may have to contend. Some of these costs can include income lost from time spent recovering from the injury, the costs of medical bills arising from the injury, and even reduced earnings potential for those whose injuries are so severe that they cannot return to their previous job.
Fortunately, those who have suffered damage as a result of an accident with a large commercial truck may be able to pursue compensation through a lawsuit. If you have been injured in a truck accident and are wondering where you may be able to find further help, whether medical or legal, fill out the contact form at the top of this page.