Truck accidents often cause devastating injuries due to the size and speed of trucks. There are many types of truck accident injuries that we’re familiar with as personal injury attorneys. Truck accident cases are typically much more complex than car accident cases. Your attorney must understand the technical nuances of these cases. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you will need a skilled Atlanta truck accident attorney to resolve your case for its maximum value.
After being injured in a truck wreck, do not hesitate to call an experienced trucking accident attorney. Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC have represented many victims of serious truck accidents, and we know how important it is for you to recover compensation during this difficult time. Call us today at (404) 419-6674 or use our online form to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.
A Truck Accident Can Cause Many Different Injuries
Truck accidents tend to cause a lot more devastation than accidents between passenger cars. A truck’s size and cargo weight give it a great deal of momentum even at low speeds. That means that the impact between a truck and your vehicle can force you to collide with several other vehicles in your vicinity, greatly increasing the chance for serious injuries or death. Even if you and your loved ones are fortunate to survive a truck accident, your quality of life can be permanently reduced.
Our office works closely with injured accident victims and their doctors. If you have been hurt in a bad wreck, it’s extremely important for you to focus on your health and physical recovery. Some injuries are felt immediately after a collision, such as a broken bone. Other injuries, like damage to muscles and ligaments in the spine, frequently take days or even weeks to cause pain.
Some of the many types of injuries that our truck accident clients have suffered include:
- Back and neck injuries
Truck collisions can cause severe neck and back pain, as well as headaches, stiffness, whiplash, and aggravated pain with neck and head movement.
- Head injuries
Many people suffer from concussions or brain damage after an accident with a large truck.
- Broken bones
Bone damage will often cause permanent limited mobility and persistent pain.
- Internal organ damage
Powerful trauma can damage organs such as your bladder, kidneys, or liver.
- Spinal cord damage
An injury to your spinal cord can result in paralysis or partial or complete loss of the use of your extremities.
- Cuts and lacerations
Painful cuts can take a long time to heal, and they often leave permanent scars.
- Seat belt injuries
While they may save your life, a seat belt abrasion injury can be very painful after a violent collision with a large truck.
Damages That You Can Recover After Being Injured In A Serious Accident
Those harmed in a truck accident usually require extensive medical treatment. If you have been injured in a truck wreck, it’s important that you seek safety as soon as possible. Many accident scenes can be extremely dangerous in the aftermath of a truck collision. There is a lot of dangerous debris, and many oncoming vehicles fail to slow down as they approach your wreck. After finding a safe spot, you should call for emergency medical help as soon as possible. Accident injuries can very easily impair you for months or years. Getting medical attention as soon as possible will improve the likelihood that you will have a successful recovery.
Our clients often suffer from lifelong injuries following the accident. You may need extensive medical treatment, as well. Additionally, you might not be able to return to work for some time and your future ability to earn a living might be greatly reduced. Our offidce will not only seek to recover compensation for the medical bills that you have incurred after an accident.
We will also seek compensation for:
- Future surgical operations and therapy needs
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning potential
- Vocational training if you need to change jobs or professions as a result of your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Modifications to your home or workplace
- Travel expenses related to your medical treatment
Winning Compensation For Your Case
One of the reasons that truck accident cases are more challenging that passenger car collision cases is because the trucking company possesses so much of the evidence that you need to prove your claim. If the trucking company doesn’t preserve that evidence early on in your case, you might never be able to resolve your case for its maximum value. As soon as you can, you should hire a seasoned truck accident attorney to help preserve that evidence by sending a spoliation letter to the trucking company. The spoliation letter identifies all of the documents and other information that you want them to preserve. If they fail to preserve that evidence, they can be severely sanctioned by the court.
Some of the documents that we always seek to obtain from the trucking company include:
- Truck driver records and background checks
- Trucking company history and licenses
- Vehicle maintenance records
- Data or information about vehicle part defects or recalls, as well as the vehicle parts themselves
- Witness reports
- Video and photographic evidence of the accident
Many truck accident victims feel that their case is very strong when they first call us. After all, they did everything right, and the truck slid, flipped, or swerved into them. However, these cases are often fiercely litigated by the trucking companies and their insurance carriers. If you don’t hire a lawyer that will fight back with even greater force, you may have to resolve your claim for far less than it is worth. Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC have served many families in your position. We know everything that is required to build a strong case. Our experience negotiating with insurance providers will help you resolve your case for maximum value. If the insurance carrier won’t negotiate with us in good faith, we will use our years of trial experience to take your case to court and win for you there.
Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC Can Help You
Truck accidents can be devastating for everyone involved. You may have lacerated organs or broken bones. Even whiplash injuries of the head and neck can cause permanent impairment. You might lose a lot of the physical mobility that you took for granted. Don’t let the insurance companies take advantage of you by settling your case before you consult with a skilled truck accident attorney like Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC.
Given the complexity of these cases and the statute of limitations which requires that suits for compensation be filed within a short amount of time, it’s important to not delay in calling your lawyer after a truck accident. Call us today at (404) 419-6674 or via our online form.