As the driver of a passenger vehicle, you hope that you are never involved in an accident. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing if this will happen at any point in the future. For this reason, the best thing you can do is prepare yourself for anything that could come your way.
It's important to understand the damage and injuries that can result from an accident with a truck. Due to the size difference alone, a truck accident can lead to serious injuries such as:
-- Amputation injuries
-- Traumatic brain injuries, such as a concussion
-- Broken bones
-- Spinal cord and other back and neck injuries
-- Leg, arm, and shoulder injuries (as well as those to other limbs)
All of these injuries, among others, will immediately change your life. For example, if you suffer a traumatic brain injury, you may require around the clock assistance for the immediate future.
At our law firm, we're well aware of the many types of serious injuries that can result from a truck accident. When a person comes to us with this type of injury, we do whatever it takes to better understand his or her circumstances.
While your health is top priority, don't overlook the fact that you have to protect your legal rights as well. For example, you may soon find that the trucker caused the accident by acting in a negligent manner. In this case, you may be in position to file a lawsuit with the idea of receiving compensation for your injuries and other damages.