Truck accidents can be devastating, particularly for those in passenger vehicles. The truth of the matter is that passenger vehicles are no match for a fully loaded tractor-trailer that often weighs in excess of 80,000 pounds.
In fact, 84% of truck accident fatalities are passenger vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Learn the long road to recovery that these victims may experience, and what you can do if you have been injured in a truck accident.
Truck Accidents Often Cause Catastrophic Injuries
Trucks’ size and weight make them formidable foes in an automobile accident. Often, truck accident victims are left with catastrophic or fatal injuries. These injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Severe burn injuries
- Injuries requiring amputation
- Broken bones and lacerations
Most injuries that are considered “catastrophic” are permanent in nature. This means a catastrophic injury victim often cannot return to work or support themselves. They also may require long-term care and cannot live independently.
This sudden loss of independence and earning capacity, in addition to high medical bills, can put catastrophic injury victims in a quick financial hole.
Given the potentially devastating physical, emotional, and financial consequences of a catastrophic injury, it’s not right for a truck accident victim to have to foot the bill when a negligent trucking company or driver was responsible for the crash.
Since trucks are commercial vehicles, there are often several parties that may be held liable for damages, including the trucking company, the truck driver, the cargo loaders, and more.
At Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, our experienced trial attorneys can sort through the details of your case while you focus on recovering from your injuries. We have a strong track record of success in protecting plaintiffs’ rights, and we’re here to do the same for you.
Call Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman at (855) 948-5098 to schedule a free consultation.