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Understanding the Severity of Truck Accidents in Texas

 Posted on December 02, 2022 in Personal Injury

wheaton truck crash lawyerWhether it be an 18-wheeler, commercial truck, or cement truck, the results can be devastating when a truck strikes a smaller vehicle. Injuries resulting from truck accidents can be profoundly severe, and, in many cases, the injuries may be lifelong. Such injuries can leave families devastated and wanting answers. Aside from the physical injuries in such accidents, the financial toll can also be devastating. 

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be at a loss for what to do next. Suppose you have found yourself in this unfortunate situation. In that case, it is critical you contact an experienced attorney who is familiar with truck accidents and the resulting personal devastation that often follows. A knowledgeable attorney will work to protect your rights and pursue the compensation that you may be entitled to. 

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Texas

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2020 alone, there were over 415,000 accidents in the United States involving large trucks. Of the 415,000 accidents, 54 percent of them took place either in rural areas or interstate highways. Driver error is the leading cause of truck-involved accidents. These errors may include the following: 

  • Driving too fast

  • Following behind cars too closely

  • Driving aggressively 

  • Distracted driving

  • Driving under the influence of a substance 

  • Reckless lane changing

  • Dangerous passing

  • Driving Drowsy

  • Failing to adhere to correct braking techniques 

Common injuries in Truck Accidents

Unfortunately, the results can be devastating when a truck driver makes an error on the road. The most common truck accident injuries include:

  • Back and Neck Injuries – Injuries to the back and neck can be extremely debilitating and burdensome. In addition, their ability to worsen over time makes these injuries especially tricky. For example, you may feel relatively okay after an accident but feel debilitating neck and back pain days later. 

  • Broken bones – Broken bones are not to be dismissed as injuries not to be concerned about. Such injuries can hinder a person’s ability to work and make a living. Broken bones must also be tended to correctly, or you risk the bone healing improperly.

  • Spinal Cord Injuries – Injuries of the spinal cord can be devastating and, in some cases, may leave a person completely paralyzed. Spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries are amongst the most severe injuries someone can experience. 

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries – Severely injuring your brain, similar to spinal cord injuries, will likely involve lifelong treatment costing tens of thousands of dollars or more. 

  • Wrongful death – Unfortunately, because of their devastating size and speed, truck accidents can easily result in fatalities and someone being wrongfully killed.

Many of these injuries result in years of rehab or even lifelong rehab. In many cases, such treatments to maintain an acceptable quality of life are very expensive and may cause a family to suffer financial hardship. 

Contact a Bloomingdale Truck Accident Attorney

If you were injured in a truck accident due to the negligence of another, you might very well be entitled to compensation for your injuries. This compensation can be used to pay for your injuries, rehabilitation, pain, suffering, and more. To pursue the compensation you may be entitled to, contact the office of David W Clark, P.C, where the knowledgeable Wheaton truck accident lawyers will work tirelessly to secure you the compensation you may be entitled to. Call 630-665-5678 for a free consultation.




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