There are about three million commercial trucks on the roadways of the
United States at this juncture in time, according to the U.S. Department
of Transportation. Thousands of these big rigs are involved in accidents
each year, many in collisions with passenger automobiles.
The reality is that a collision between a semi-truck and a passenger car
can have truly devastating consequences, and nearly always for the individuals
in the automobile. Fatality rates associated with commercial truck accidents
are high. In addition, many individuals involved in automobile collisions
with semi-trucks end up facing permanent disabilities.
If you have been involved in an accident with a big rig, and fear you have
sustained a permanent injury or disability, there are some basic facts
you need to appreciate. In addition, you need have a basic understanding
of your legal rights in the aftermath of a commercial truck accident.
A commercial truck accident injury lawyer from The Doan Law Firm can answer
any questions you may have in regard to your accident. In addition, an
attorney from our firm can provide essentially information about obtaining
justice if you have sustained a permanent injury in a commercial truck
accident. Our firm maintains a commercial truck accident injury hotline
at (800) 349-0000 that is staff around the clock.
Common Types of Disabilities Following a Commercial Truck Accident
A wide range of different types of permanent disabilities stem from commercial
truck accidents. With that said, there are some types of permanent injuries
that more commonly are associated with big rig accidents.
Traumatic brain injury of one type of permanent injury that arises from
a collision with a commercial truck. Although there are traumatic brain
injuries from which a person recovers, there are others that have truly
A traumatic brain injury causes by a commercial truck accident can impair
permanently a person's cognitive functions. This type of injury can
damage a person's brain in a way that impairs the proper functioning
of that individual's body.
Spinal cord injury represents another type of permanent injury that arises
from big rig collisions. This type of severe injury can result in permanent
paralysis, among other dire consequences.
Lost and permanently damages limbs represent other major types of lasting,
debilitating injuries that stem from a commercial truck accident. In addition,
the victim of a commercial truck accident might suffer some sort of permanent
Physical injuries are not the only types of permanent injuries can arise
from a commercial truck accident. A collision with a big rig can result
in a person suffering long-lasing, if not permanent, mental health issues.
For example, a commercial truck accident oftentimes results in a person
suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. In some cases,
a person does recovery from PTSD, and other types of mental health conditions
arising from a commercial truck accident. However, in many other cases,
the impact last for an extended period of time, and even a lifetime.
Compensation for a Commercial Truck Accident Permanent Disability
Potential compensation if you sustain a permanent disability from a commercial
truck accident depends upon the naturel and extent for the damage. A skilled
commercial truck accident injury attorney from The Doan Law Firm will
fight to obtain justice for you in your case, which includes striving
tirelessly to obtain appropriate compensation. With that noted, examples
of the types of compensation to which you may be entitled if you sustained
an accident with a commercial truck include:
- medical bills and expenses
- pain and suffering
- mental anguish and emotional distress
- permanent disabiility
- lack of income
A commercial truck accident lawyer from our firm will fight not only to
obtain compensation for your losses to date, but also to obtain compensation
for losses you reasonably can be expected to face in the future. In addition,
our firm may also be able to seek punitive damages for you in a lawsuit.
Scheduled an Initial Consultation with a Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer
The first step in scheduling an initial consultation is calling our commercial
truck accident injury hotline at (800) 349-0000. We can schedule an initial
appointment with you at your convenience. There is no charge for an initial
consultation. There is no charge for an initial consultation with a Doan
law firm commercial truck accident layer.