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Truck Accident Case
A truck accident can create significant damage, with trucks weighing up to 80,000 pounds and being 30 feet long.
A trucking accident involves a large commercial truck, such as a semi-truck, tanker truck, or flatbed truck, and one or more other vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, or buses. Trucking accidents can occur on highways, city streets, or rural roads.
Trucking accidents can have serious consequences, as the size and weight of commercial trucks can cause significant damage and injuries to other vehicles and their occupants. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2019, there were 4,136 fatal truck crashes in the United States, resulting in 4,761 fatalities.
Trucking accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, such as driver fatigue, distracted driving, speeding, and improper loading or securing of cargo. In some cases, trucking accidents may result from inadequate training or maintenance of the truck or its equipment. The FMCSA has regulations in place to help prevent trucking accidents, but they still occur frequently.
A person can sustain many types of injuries in a trucking accident. Some common injuries include
- Head injuries, such as concussions, skull fractures, and brain damage
- Neck injuries, such as whiplash and spinal cord injuries
- Chest injuries, such as broken ribs, punctured lungs, and internal bleeding
- Back injuries, such as herniated discs and spinal fractures
- Abdominal injuries, such as lacerations and internal organ damage
- Limb injuries, such as fractures, dislocations, and amputations
- Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, and bruises
In addition to physical injuries, a person may also experience emotional and psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression, as a result of a trucking accident.
The severity and type of injuries that a person sustains in a trucking accident will depend on a variety of factors, such as the speed and weight of the truck, the angle of impact, and whether the person was wearing a seat belt. It is important for anyone involved in a trucking accident to seek medical attention as soon as possible to assess and treat any injuries.
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We have won hundreds of thousands of dollars for our clients involved in trucking accidents.
Abrishamcar Law Group, APC provides excellent legal counsel to anyone involved in a trucking accident. We will use the full extent of the legal system to ensure those responsible are held accountable for their actions and set to task with compensating the affected parties.