Large trucks are the most dangerous vehicles on the road. Throughout the country, and here in New York, trucking accidents cause countless deaths and injuries every year. Because of their size, speeds, limited visibility and other factors, large trucks present a danger for the rest of us on the road. In every tractor-trailer or large truck crash there is evidence that must be gathered quickly. That’s why it’s important to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you have been injured in a truck accident.
Truck Accident Challenges:
The first challenge in a truck accident case is determining who is at fault and liable for your injuries. In a car accident, the blame is usually placed on one of the drivers involved in the accident. If a truck is involved, it’s likely there are other parties that may be liable.
Truck drivers can be held liable if the accident was caused by driver error, intoxication, distracted driving or by violating the law and driving too many hours.
Employers can be held liable if the accident was caused by overscheduling the driver or failing to train to the driver properly.
Tractor and Trailer Owner
Trucking companies are also required to inspect trucks regularly. If failure to properly inspect and maintain a truck leads to an accident, the owner of the tractor or trailer could be held liable.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you’ll need a personal injury attorney experienced in trucking investigations and litigation on the case.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accidents cause serious injuries. Some of the most common injuries include:
It’s very common to suffer broken or fractured bones in a truck accident. That’s because these are almost always high impact crashes. It’s not uncommon for a truck accident victim to break legs, arms, or ribs in a crash.
Spinal Cord Injuries
When the spinal cord is compacted or stretched due to the force of the impact, serious permanent injuries can occur. Some people lose sensation and movement in parts of their bodies after a spinal cord injury. In the most serious cases, the victim can suffer from paralysis as a result of a spinal cord injury.
People inside the vehicle may hit their heads during a truck accident. Victims can suffer brain injuries as a result. Concussions can cause serious pain, debilitating migraines, personality changes and even more serious symptoms.
Fires often occur in high impact collisions and serious burns are a common injury in truck accidents. Burns are devastating to the victim both physically and emotionally. Steve Boyd has handled cases for several burn injury victims and their families. We seek fair compensation when someone else’s negligence leads to serious burns, including second and third-degree burns.
Got questions? We have answers
Truck accident cases are much more complex than other traffic accident cases. Steve Boyd is an experienced truck accident attorney and he’s ready to take on your case. Our team will make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation that you deserve for your personal injuries, including lost wages, future medical expenses and for pain and suffering after a truck accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, contact Steve Boyd today. We’ll answer your questions so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.