Truck Accident

Large commercial trucks are a familiar sight on America’s roadways. These trucks have unique handling needs. They can’t stop as quickly as smaller vehicles and they can’t maneuver as easily on narrow or congested roadways.

Some truck accidents causes are common to car crashes as well. Other causes are unique to commercial truck collisions.

Common Causes of Truck Wrecks

  • Overloaded Trailers
  • Hours Driven In Excess of Federal Regulations
  • Sleep Deprivation / Fatigue
  • Inadequate Training
  • Intoxication
  • Distraction
  • Driving Too Fast For Conditions

When a truck driver is negligent, you can be seriously injured in a crash, or even killed.

Truck Accident Injuries

If you’ve suffered from a truck crash, you’re far more likely to be injured than the truck driver. The reason for this is simple: you don’t have the protective barrier that the trucker has from their heavier, more powerful truck. Your car can easily be crushed under the tractor trailer, pushed into oncoming traffic, or trapped between the truck and a guardrail.

Common Injuries from Truck Accidents

  • Broken Bones
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Burns
  • Cuts
  • Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scars And Bruising
  • Emotional / Mental Trauma
  • Death

You can be permanently disabled by a truck accident injury. You can also suffer complications that put your future at risk, like a diminished capacity to work or crippling anxiety from the experience.

Whatever the severity of your injuries, you don’t have to suffer alone.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

If you’ve been injured due to a truck driver’s negligence, you can seek compensation for injury-related losses. You can do this by filing a personal injury claim.

When you file a personal injury claim, you seek compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance provider. In a truck accident case, this could be the driver’s own motor carrier insurance provider or their employer’s insurance provider.

Next Steps After a Truck Accident

  • Call an ambulance if emergency medical attention is needed
  • Call the local police so they can file a report
  • Exchange insurance information with the truck driver
  • Take photos of the crash site and the damage to your vehicle (only if you can safely do so)
  • Seek medical treatment for your injuries
  • Contact a trusted personal injury lawyer about your options

Truck accidents can cause life-changing injuries or even death. They also cause serious disruption and trauma. Let us focus on the complexities of commercial insurance policies so you can focus on what’s most important: getting better.

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