While there were 6,344 crashes and 110 crashes with fatal injuries involving large trucks in Pennsylvania in 2020, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, just 1.9% of the fatalities were occupants of the trucks. Being in an accident with a truck is risky for the passengers of traditional passenger vehicles and serious injuries and deaths can result.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a large truck or other commercial vehicle, a Doylestown truck accident lawyer from Drake, Hileman, and Davis, PC is available to provide a free case assessment to determine if we can help.
Truck Accidents Result in Serious Injuries and a Greater Risk of Death to Occupants of Passenger Vehicles
When large trucks collide with passenger vehicles such as cars, minivans, and SUVs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) notes that the risk of serious injury or death to the occupants of the passenger vehicles is significantly greater. Large trucks operate at a greater height than traditional motor vehicles which increases the risk of a ride-over accident, where the passenger vehicle is pinned or crushed beneath the truck or its trailer. This can lead to catastrophic injuries to the passengers of the smaller vehicle.
Common Recoverable Truck Accident Injuries
The primary tasks of your Doylestown truck accident lawyer are to measure and prove your damages and to collect evidence to prove the liability of the party that caused the accident. This evidence is drafted into a claim and filed with the appropriate insurance company to collect the compensation you deserve. This compensation can include outstanding medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages that your attorney can make a claim for.
Some of the most common long-term, life-altering injuries we have assisted our clients recover damages for include:
- Traumatic brain injury including concussions
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck and back injuries
- Fractured/broken bones
When you experience a bump, blow, or penetrating wound to the head, you have experienced a traumatic brain injury, which can lead to permanent changes in your brain chemistry. Injuries that impact your ability to work and lead to ongoing medical treatment and medical bills can entitle you to make a claim to recover damages and compensation for those losses. Putting together a winning claim takes work, and a local Doylestown truck accident lawyer from DHD can help.
Reach out to a Doylestown Truck Accident Lawyer to Explore Options on Your Case
Connecting with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident helps to support the outcome of your claim. Your attorney will handle each step of the process on your behalf, including gathering evidence to prove liability and measure your damages, and then filing and negotiating your claim to recover full compensation from the insurance company. To learn how we can help, give us a call at 215-348-2088, or visit our site to schedule a free consultation.