Truck Accident Injury Fact Sheet: Know the Issues Unique to Truck Accidents
As a Pennsylvania driver, you share the road with a variety of vehicle types. One of these vehicle types is commercial trucks, also known as semis, big rigs, and tractor trailers. Just like other types of vehicles, these drivers can cause serious accidents through their negligence and reckless actions.
- 90 percent of trucking companies own fewer than six trucks.
- Truck drivers work long hours, sometimes up to 14 hours in one day. These drivers are often tired and thus more susceptible to collisions.
- There are approximately 3.2 million truck drivers in the United States.
- Truck accidents are more likely to occur on rural roads than on urban roads.
Truck Accident Incidents
In addition to recklessness and negligence, poorly maintained roadways and construction can put you at risk of being involved in a truck accident. If you have been injured in a truck accident in Bensalem or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, you could be entitled to monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim.
Common Types of Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents
Because of the sheer size of a big rig truck, the injuries that an individual can face after being involved in a collision with one can be much more serious than the injuries one would sustain in a collision with a car. A few examples of the injuries that a truck accident victim can face include the following:
Traumatic Brain Injury
When the head suffers a blunt force trauma, an individual can suffer from memory loss, confusion, balance problems, confusion, nausea, and fatigue. A traumatic brain injury can be especially dangerous because it can not be seen.
Fractures are broken bones. In some cases, a fracture can require surgery to correct.
Spinal Cord Injury
The spinal cord is a critical part of the nervous system. It transmits signals from the brain to other parts of the body. If the spinal cord is injured, a victim can suffer from paralysis or paresis, complications that limit his or her muscular ability.
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Investigating a Truck Accident Claim Requires Resources
Making a full investigation of your car accident claim requires time, money, and a driving desire to successfully resolve your case. Our team at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has all of these resources. When you work with us, you are working with a firm who will put your needs first. This includes making use of every resource we have to ensure that your claim is fairly and fully represented.
A number of people are involved in every car accident claim. The people who become involved in your claim can depend on the circumstances of your accident. If another individual was in your car when the accident happened, his or her testimony is important. If you need to undergo specialized surgery to make a full recovery, the specialist who will perform this surgery can provide important proof of your need for monetary compensation.
Every piece of evidence, no matter how seemingly small or insignificant, is important to your claim. For example, a testimony from an individual who watched your accident occur from the street corner can be used to prove that the other driver involved was texting when the accident occurred. In another example, a record that you did visit a doctor within the week of your accident’s occurrence can be used to prove that you were injured and you are taking your recovery seriously.
Our team of experienced truck accident attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has access to the information you need to support your claim. We put our clients’ needs first – if your case requires a substantial amount of time, we will give it all the time it needs to be successful. Your case will receive a full investigation when you work with us.
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$3.6 million recovery for an electrician who suffered from mesothelioma after a career of being exposed to asbestos.
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$8 million recovery for a firefighter who was injured by a defective fire hose during a training exercise.
A $10 million recovery for the wife and children of a man killed when an overloaded tractor trailer's tire came off the truck and smashed through his windshield.
While results in prior cases do not guarantee similar results in your case the following listing of recent case victories should hopefully provide you with the assurance that we are experienced and know how to get you the compensation you deserve.