Although commercial truck drivers can be the safest drivers on the road, when truck accidents occur, they can cause the most devastating injuries to the occupants of the other vehicles involved. Around 130,000 injuries and 5,000 deaths are caused each year by accidents involving commercial trucks.
Serious Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents
In addition to their significantly greater weight, large commercial trucks present other unique dangers to drivers of smaller vehicles. For instance, large trucks, such as 18-wheelers, are prone to jackknifing and turning accidents.
In many cases, the driver of the truck will walk away unharmed while the driver and passengers of the much smaller car, light truck, motorcycle, or SUV will sustain much more significant injuries, such as:
These injuries can take months to years of rehabilitation. The injured may never return to their pre-accident way of life.
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Benefits of Hiring a Truck Accident Attorney
Choosing the right attorney for commercial truck accidents is important because he or she will be able to help you navigate the tough issues in your case, such as:
- Finding immediate sources of money for your medical expenses
- Investigating your case to establish your personal injury claim
- Identifying liability and potential insurance issues
- Making the right arguments to the insurance companies who will try to minimize your claim
The right truck accident attorney will ensure that you are getting the compensation you deserve to help you and your family through the recovery process.
Call Shafer Law today at (303) 796-0555 for your free consultation with an experienced truck accident lawyer. We represent clients in Denver, the surrounding areas, and throughout the state of Colorado.