Injuries sustained in automobile accidents are one reason many will end up in an emergency room this year. While these accidents can result in serious injuries, the magnitude of trucking accidents takes the cake, often resulting in devastation and even death. Have you been involved in anaccident involving a commercial truck? There are a few things that you should know.
When it comes to serious truck accident injuries, the size of the truck and its weight play a big role. Significantly heavier than passenger vehicles, commercial trucks sometimes carry flammable or hazardous materials. The force of impact can result in severe and life-threatening injuries such as blunt force trauma to the head and neck, severed limbs, internal damage to abdomen, liver, and spleen, and even spinal cord damage.
Due to the size and weight of commercial trucks, as well as what they are transporting, truck drivers and manufacturers must meet a higher legal standard than other drivers. This also means that when a tractor-trailer or heavy commercial truck is involved in an accident, the trucking company will send its own team of investigators to the site. Compliance, safety regulations, and industry standards will be assessed. For someone that has collided with a “big rig,” this can be intimidating and overwhelming.
In the wake of your trucking accident, the first priority should be your health. Yet, once you are medically stable, you are encouraged to contact a truck accident lawyer. While it’s nearly impossible to place a value on the physical, financial, and emotional injuries you’ve sustained, you deserve peace of mind as you attempt to move forward.
The attorneys at Shepard, Plunkett, and Hamilton, LLP are dedicated to helping clients recover compensation for damage to their vehicle and medical treatment, while collecting necessary evidence to demonstrate the full extent of your losses, so that you can move forward without a heavy financial burden. Trucking accidents are increasingly complex. Even so, you can be sure that our attorneys understand state and federal regulations and how to effectively prepare for each case. Let us be your advocate for justice.
For a free initial consultation to discuss your injuries, call the attorneys at Shepard, Plunkett, and Hamilton, LLP today.
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