The signs on the back of large trucks tell us a good bit of information, even if they do not say much.
“Stay back 100 feet.”
“Do not drive closely.”
In a sense, they are giving you warnings that collisions with a vehicle of that size could be bad, but what happens if a truck driver is negligent or the truck itself malfunctions?
When you need a truck accident attorney, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
What We Know Can Happen
Large commercial trucks are vitally important for our economy. Consider how many of the following you see on a daily basis in and around Mercerville:
Some of these vehicles can weigh 80,000 pounds or more. Compare that with the average 4,000-pound passenger vehicle and you can imagine how devastating crashes with these vehicles can be. It is not uncommon for us the see a wide range of injuries in the aftermath of a truck crash, including:
- Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
Victims of truck crashes often need extensive medical care and long periods of rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery. In the worst cases, a victim can be permanently disabled.
What kind of expenses does a truck accident victim face?
Medical care is only one facet of the total costs. We also have to consider other hidden costs like lost wages and benefits if a person cannot work as well as emotional and psychological damages.
How These Crashes Happen
One of the main causes of large truck crashes revolves around vehicle failure. Truck owners and drivers should regularly inspect and maintain each vehicle in their fleet. If any of the following systems fails, major crashes can occur:
Truck drivers should also be fully trained and licensed. They should never operate a vehicle while impaired or distracted and should follow all state and local laws and regulations regarding how many hours they can operate each day.
Let Us Get To Work On Your Behalf
If you or someone you love has been injured in a collision involving a large truck, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we understand that these cases can become complex. Insurance companies will do what they can to avoid large settlements, but we will ensure that you are treated fairly.
Let us get to work on securing the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
- The truck driver
- The truck company/owner