It is common knowledge that the injuries victims sustain in semi-truck accidents are often severe and life-changing, if not fatal.
However, what is not common knowledge is what, exactly, those injuries look like, as well as how costly those injuries can actually be.
Many truck accident injuries often require extensive medical attention, surgery, at-home care, ongoing rehabilitation services, and other special accommodations.
Even with the right treatment and attention, truck accident victims often do not recover from their injuries for years, decades, or ever.
Many find themselves with a decreased quality of life after the accident, a fact that is both tragic and unacceptable.
My25%Lawyer strives to help accident victims and their families recover compensation for the harms done to them.
Though our truck accident law firm knows that nothing can replace what was lost, we do hope that with the necessary funds, you will be able to receive the care you need and deserve to work your way back to a semblance of normalcy.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
My25%Lawyer has helped numerous victims and their families negotiate for better settlements and, when necessary, fight in court on their behalves when the opposition refuses to either accept liability or offer the compensation our clients deserve. We have prevailed in truck accident cases that involved the following types of injuries:
- Broken Bones: In truck accidents, victims often sustain several broken bones. These breaks often make victims immobile for weeks or months.
- Neck and Back Injuries: Neck and back injuries are the most common types of injuries sustained in car and truck accidents. Because your neck and back are critical to everything you do, these types of injuries may prevent you from returning to work or being able to fulfil your daily obligations.
- Lacerations: When victims of truck accidents sustain lacerations, they often live with scars that never heal.
- Internal Injuries: The powerful blunt trauma that truck accidents cause often result in internal bleeding to organs such as the pancreas, bladder, kidney, liver, and spleen. These injuries can be difficult to recover from, if not life-threatening.
- Head Injuries: Head trauma is not uncommon in vehicular accidents. Head trauma often results in traumatic brain injury, which can be irreversible and life-altering. TBIs often cause various cognitive difficulties, personality changes, mood swings, sleep disorders, tinnitus, and even loss of motor function. Brain injuries are not always immediately apparent, and symptoms may take days, weeks, or months to manifest.
- Rib and Torso Injuries: Rib and torso injuries can be severe, especially if a break causes a rib bone to come close to or puncture internal organs.
- Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis: Truck accidents often result in damage to the spinal cord. Though the damage may not be immediately apparent, if left unattended, it may eventually lead to paralysis. For this reason, it is imperative that you seek medical attention immediately following an accident.
- Seat Belt Injuries: Though seat belts are in place to protect you, they have been known to cause injuries such as whiplash.
- Wrongful Death: In 2016, 97 percent of vehicle occupants killed in two-vehicle crashes involving a large truck and passenger vehicle were occupants of the passenger vehicle. Sadly, truck accidents are often fatal. If you lost a loved one in a tractor-trailer accident, contact a wrongful death lawyer to learn more about what you need to do to recover the compensation your family needs to move forward.
Contact My25%Lawyer for the Legal Representation You Need
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the truck accident attorneys at My25%Lawyer for a free evaluation of your case and more information on what you need to do to move forward with your truck accident claim and your life.