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Truck Accidents

Being involved in any auto accident or car crash can wreak devastating havoc on your life, but when a large, commercial truck is involved, you may suffer catastrophic injuries. Not to mention the damage that can be inflicted on your car or property.

Semi truck accidents make up a significant number of car accident injuries, and can even cause fatalities or permanent physical harm. Due to their tremendous size and caliber, large trucks can cause unimaginable damage, especially if you are driving a much smaller vehicle or car.

Causes of Large Truck Accidents

On average, a large commercial truck is about 80,000 pounds. These trucks are usually used to transport goods across the country. The drivers work long hours and are usually at the wheel for weeks on end. As a result, they may inadvertently cause an accident if they are especially tired from driving all day. Some of the most common causes of large, commercial truck accidents include:

  • Truck drivers falling asleep at the wheel
  • Exhaustion or long work hours
  • Distractions like cell phones, radio, or other devices
  • Inability or unwillingness to check blind spots
  • Pure recklessness and negligence

Damages You May Suffer From

When your much smaller car is hit by a large truck, there is no doubt that you will suffer damages. Over the years, our truck accident lawyers have represented clients who have suffered from:

  • Catastrophic injuries to the head, brain, spine, or vital organs
  • Burn injuries
  • Bruises and lacerations
  • Broken bones and punctured limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful deaths

On top of the physical harm you’ve suffered on your body, you may even suffer emotional damage that can hinder your future. You could find it difficult to get behind the wheel of another car, or you might want to avoid the risk of driving altogether. On top of the emotional and physical trauma of being involved in an accident, you would still have to deal with other issues, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Car and property damage
  • Hospital expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Loss of wages
  • Other bills

Contact Our Truck Accident Lawyers for Help

When you are denied the rightful compensation for your injuries and damages, don’t suffer in vain. We can help you get the justice and money you deserve to pay for medical bills and expenses that accumulated as a result of the accident.

Calling our truck accident lawyers is free and doesn’t require any commitments or obligations. We want to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Speak to an attorney at our office today and we can answer all your questions and offer advice on your legal situation.