Factors such as the point of impact, the speed and weight of the vehicles, and whether seat belts were being worn all influence the severity of injuries and deaths that occur in a highway truck crash. Although injuries do not occur in nearly 70% of trucking accidents (only property is damaged), when they do occur, truck wreck injuries may include:
- Broken bones
- Bruising and Lacerations
- Loss of limbs
- Loss of vision, hearing, or sensation
- Permanent scarring or disabilities
- Spinal or neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
In most cases, truck accident injuries result in serious damages to the individuals involved. Since a passenger vehicle is smaller in size and occupies less weight capacity, the impact of a truck collision can cause serious injury to it. As a result, the driver and any passengers will often require immediate, emergency medical care.
As a personal injury law firm that handles trucking accidents, our attorneys have seen the dramatic and life-altering affects of a trucking accident. Not only do victims sustain costly medical bills, but they are often faced with long-term treatments, such as surgery, physical therapy, and various medication.
If a victim of a truck crash perished as a result of the truck driver’s negligence, his or her family will be faced with such “injuries” as loss of income, emotional distress and funeral expenses. By seeking legal help from a truck accident attorney, the decedent’s estate can often receive compensation for these losses.