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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.

Internal Injuries

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.

Permanent Disabilities

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.

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  1. After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.
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