Accidents involving commercial trucks tend to result in severe, catastrophic injuries from which victims are often unable to fully recover, leading to a life that is forever altered. These types of accidents not only have a tendency to be more devastating, but they are also typically more complex, given the numerous elements involved that are not usually present in most other motor vehicle accident cases. If you sustained injuries in a trucking accident, it is crucial that you obtain the skilled legal representation of an experienced truck accident attorney.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
As is the case with other accidents on the road, human error is a common cause in truck accidents. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to obey traffic laws
- Sharply cutting curves
- Disobeying the rules and regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Commission
- Not yielding the right-of-way to other drivers
- Abruptly changing lanes
Additionally, maintenance issues, or defects in the truck’s mechanical parts might also be responsible for an accident. Therefore, it is not uncommon for more than one party to be held liable for an accident. Given the numerous issues involved in a truck accident case, it is important that the attorney you choose to work with has experience in representing such cases, so you can recover maximum compensation and hold all responsible parties liable for their role in the accident’s occurrence.
Injuries Commonly Sustained in Truck Accidents
Accidents involving trucks are often catastrophic due to the size, weight, and force with which a truck can strike. In fact, a fully loaded truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Below is a list of some of the most common catastrophic injuries a victim might sustain in a truck accident:
- Traumatic brain injuries, which can potentially lead to serious cognitive impairment, personality changes, seizures, and death
- Spinal cord damage, which can result in either partial or complete paralysis, in addition to a whole host of other medical complications
- Amputation injuries can occur during the accident or a limb might have to be amputated due to the severity of an injury
- Severe or disfiguring burns
- Crushing injuries, which can cause organ damage or internal bleeding
Other injuries commonly sustained in truck accidents include fractures, broken bones, abrasions, and permanent scarring. Many of these injuries require lengthy hospital treatment, continued medical treatment, and at-home living assistance. This can impact the life of the injured person as well as his or her family and close friends.
Reach Out to a Compassionate Truck Accident Attorney in Phoenix
Dealing with the ramifications of a truck accident is an overwhelming and painful experience. Oftentimes, families have to learn how to cope with the permanent changes caused by this terrible and preventable event. At Rafi Law Group in Phoenix, we are here to help you pick up the pieces and fight on your behalf to obtain the compensation you need during this trying time in your life.
Our dedicated personal injury team understands that you have a lot to deal with right now, which is why we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that, unless we are able to win your case, you will not owe us a single cent in legal fees, because we believe you should be taking this time to focus on recovering from your injuries. We will handle the rest!
Take the first steps toward obtaining fair and just compensation and call our legal team today at (623) 207-1555 to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with one of our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys.