Truck Accident Injuries – By Type
The main difference between injuries in truck accidents versus other vehicle types is the seriousness of the accidents. The sheer size and weight of trucks means the physics of any accident will be much worse than for accidents involving smaller vehicles. When a truck overturns, its load is likely to spill which may cause multiple vehicles to collide. In most truck accidents, it’s the driver or passenger of a smaller vehicle, or a pedestrian, who is likely to be hurt. When you’re hurt in a truck accident, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you get your medical bills and lost wages paid and to help you get an award for pain and suffering and for any disfigurement.
Truck Accident Injuries
- Wrongful Death – Truck accidents are often fatal. When an innocent victim is killed because of the negligence of a truck driver or a truck-driving company, his or her family may be entitled to compensation. What families can recover from a wrongful death claim differs, in some respects, from standard personal injury claims.
- Facial injuries, scars and other forms of disfigurement
- Soft tissue injuries – injuries to your muscles and other body parts can cause agony, particularly with regards to your neck and back. These pains can linger for months and months.
- Spinal injuries and ruptured discs – these can cause paralysis and other forms of nerve damage.
- Fractures – In severe accidents, broken bones are common. They can take a long time to mend and sometimes don’t fully heal.
- Burns – when a truck and a car or other vehicle collide, the truck’s fuel system may cause a fire that can cause burns to motorists in either vehicle. Burns can also cause permanent disfigurement.
- Internal trauma – damage to internal organs can occur, resulting in bleeding and other side effects. Injuries to the bladder, spleen, and other internal organs can be hard to properly mend. There can also be damage to the ribs, which protect the organs.
- Injuries to the head and skull fractures– these can include brain injuries.
- Cuts and lacerations – these injuries can also cause permanent disfigurement.
Attorney Joe Miller Can Help
Anyone involved in a trucking accident is likely to have serious injuries. If you or someone you love was hurt or killed in a truck accident in Virginia, you need the help of an experienced attorney who knows the Federal Motor Carrier regulations and how they apply to commercial truck accidents. Norfolk attorney Joe Miller can help determine whether a substantial recovery is possible in your case, and can help you take action. Contact Joe Miller Law, Ltd., today by calling (888) 694-1671 to learn more about the legal rights and options that are available, and what we can do to help.