When an accident occurs involving a big truck, the occupants of all other vehicles involved are far more likely to be killed or severely injured than the driver of the truck. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) states that 97% of occupants killed in two-vehicle crashed involving one passenger vehicle and one large truck were occupants of the passenger vehicle. Every year, thousands of people are killed or injured in these types of accidents.
When a large truck collides with a much smaller passenger vehicle, injuries can be catastrophic if not fatal.
Common Injuries Sustained in Truck Accidents:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Neck and Back Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Facial Injuries/Disfigurement
- Injuries to Internal Organs
- Fractures and Broken Bones
The aforementioned bodily injuries can often result in extensive surgeries, extended hospitalizations, and long-lasting physical therapy and rehabilitation. Not only do victims of these accidents often incur massive medical bills, but they are often so injured that they are not able to return to work temporarily. In more severe cases, the victim’s injuries may leave them permanently disabled.
The attorneys at Stokes Stemle can assess your case and work with you to ensure that you are compensated fairly and fully for all medical expenses, loss of wages, and other damages you may have incurred as a result of your truck accident.