Overview of Injuries in Austin Truck Accident Cases
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In the United States, a loaded semi-truck can weigh up to 36 tons, or 80,000
pounds, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The typical
motor vehicle on the roads in and around Austin, Texas, clocks in at an
average of two tons or around 4,000 pounds, according to the Austin Statesman.
Suggesting that a collision between a semi-truck and an automobile is
a battle between Goliath and David is a gross understatement. Indeed,
it is something altogether different.
The reality is that when a semi-truck collides with a car, or even a standard
truck, the consequences are nearly always devastating. Indeed, over 90
percent of motor vehicle accidents involving a semi-truck result in at
least one death, if not more. Injuries sustained in a semi collision with
an automobile can be catastrophic.
The types of injuries sustained in such an accident vary. No matter the
types of injuries sustained, you best protect your important rights and
interests by retaining the services of a capable, experienced Austin truck
accident attorney from The Doan Firm at 512-806-0000.
Broken Bones and Skull Fractures
Broken bones and skull fractures are common types of injuries sustained
in a semi-truck accident. In fact, typically an individual experiences
multiple fractures in a collision with a semi-truck.
Bone and skull fractures are exceedingly painful. They are also very serious
matters that oftentimes require surgery and extended periods of rehabilitation.
If you suffer from these types of injuries, you can expect significant
medical bills, prolonged pain and suffering and lost wages.
Major Cuts and Lacerations
Along with a myriad of broken bones, major cuts and lacerations typically
result from an accident involving a semi-truck. In many cases, these cuts
and lacerations are life threatening and do account for a significant
percentage of deaths associated with automobile and semi accidents.
Because of the truly violent nature of a collision between an automobile
and a semi-truck, internal injuries are nearly always present in a victim
of this type of collision. As is the case with other types of injuries,
internal ones oftentimes prove to be life threatening.
Sadly, in many cases, a survivor of an accident with a semi-truck faces
some sort of permanent disability. Examples of permanent disabilities
associated with a collision with a semi-truck include everything from
permanent paralysis to impairment of cognitive functions.
Protecting you in the event you have a permanent disability is a key objective
of an Austin truck accident attorney at The Doan Law Firm. The reality
is that recognizing a long-term impairment or permanent disability may
not be possible in the time period following the accident. This reality
underscores the needs for an attorney with a wealth of experience representing
injured individuals in truck accident cases.
Emotional and Psychological Injuries
Perhaps nothing in life is more frightening than having an out-of-control,
80,000 pound semi-truck bearing down on your car. The only thing more
horrifying than that sight is the aftermath of a collision with a mammoth
semi-truck. Time and again, survivors of an Austin truck accident report
that they suffer long-term emotional and psychological difficulties after
being involved in an accident with a semi-truck.
The point is, you are not alone if you find yourself dealing with emotional
issues following a collision with a semi-truck. You very well may find
yourself seeking professional assistance for emotional and psychological injuries.
Experiencing depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are
just two of the more common psychological responses to a semi-truck accident.
No matter the exact nature of the emotional issue you face, you are entitled
to compensation for this type of injury.
The Doan Law Firm is connected with medical experts who understand the
nature of these types very real, oftentimes debilitation conditions. These
experts work with us to build a case for compensation for emotional and
psychological injuries that result from a terrifying accident with a semi-truck.
Retain an Experienced Austin Truck Accident Attorney from The Doan Law Firm
The legal team at The Doan Law Firm works tirelessly on behalf of clients
who have sustained injuries as the result of a truck accident. We understand
that you have experienced a life-changing event and your life may never
really be the same again.
You can reach The Doan Law Firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365
days a year by calling us at 512-806-0000. An attorney from our firm will
schedule an initial consultation with you to discuss your injuries and
your case. We can meet with you at our firm, at your home or even at the
hospital or a rehabilitation center. There is no charge for an initial
consultation with a committed, experienced lawyer from our firm.
The Doan Law Firm is located at a convenient location in Austin:
100 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701