The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year. Due to the large size and weight trucks, these accidents are usually devastating and often result in very serious physical injuries and fatalities to the other vehicles involved. Nearly 98% of the time, the drivers of the other vehicle are killed in a truck accident.
Common injuries involvig a truck accident include:
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Facial injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injury
When you are in an accident with a truck driver as a result of his or her recklessness or negligence, you may be able to collect compensation for your injuries from the driver, and possible the employer as well. The trucking industry has specific rules and regulations for companies, and an experienced lawyer will use investigators, accident reconstruction experts and medical experts to help determine the cause of your accident, who was negligent and what the total damages were.
It is important to hire an experienced lawyer who will help protect your rights and ensure you get the full compensation you deserve for medical bills, future treatment, any vehicle damage, medical bills, lost wages, car rental, and other costs related to the accident.
Were you or someone in your family involved in an accident with a truck?
To find out more about your case, contact our personal injury lawyers at 516-222-4000 for a completely free, no-obligation consultation. We will sit down with you to discuss your case, answer all your questions and let you know what you can expect from the legal process.