Types of Injuries in Commercial Truck Accidents
Traumatic Injuries from Commercial Truck Accidents Can Lead to Substantial Losses. At Oberheiden Law, We Help Accident Victims Recover Just Compensation.
When you are involved in a truck accident, the consequences can truly last a lifetime. Even if you are able to eventually recover from your physical injuries, you may experience lasting psychological trauma, and the costs of treatment could leave you in debt for years to come. If you suffer from chronic pain, or if your credit suffers as a result of falling behind on your medical bills, the lingering effects of the accident could impact virtually all aspects of your day-to-day life.
With these risks in mind, you need to fight to recover just compensation. You need to assert your legal rights, and you need to make sure the effects of your injuries are no greater than absolutely necessary. At Oberheiden Law, our attorneys have recovered more than $6 billion for accident victims and their families, and we can help make sure that you receive a settlement or verdict that fairly compensates you for your injury-related losses.
Physical Injuries from Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can leave drivers and passengers suffering from various types of physical injuries. These include both external injuries (which will be readily apparent) and internal injuries (which may require an x-ray, MRI, or CT scan to diagnose). As a result, following a truck accident, it is important to see a doctor promptly, and your doctor should conduct comprehensive testing in order to identify, and provide treatment for, all of your accident-related injuries.
Common physical injuries resulting from commercial truck accidents include:
- Bone fractures
- Eye, ear, and nose injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Internal organ damage
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Loss of digits and limbs
- Muscle injuries
- Nerve damage
- Severe lacerations and bruises
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
Emotional and Psychological Injuries from Truck Accidents
Commercial truck accidents can also leave drivers and passengers suffering from various forms of emotional and psychological trauma. This can result either from the accident itself, or from struggling to cope with the effects of life-altering physical injuries. For many accident victims, counseling or drug-based treatment will be necessary, and getting help will be essential to managing their symptoms over the long term.
Emotional and psychological injuries commonly experienced by commercial truck accident victims include:
- Anxiety and depression
- Embarrassment and other feelings caused by scarring or disfigurement
- Emotional trauma
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Other psychological effects
Calculating the Costs of Your Truck Accident Injuries
When seeking to recover your losses after a serious truck accident, it is necessary to focus not only on the out-of-pocket costs you have incurred (and will incur in the future) for diagnosis, treatment, and time missed from work, but on the non-financial costs of your injuries as well. For example, accident victims can recover just compensation for their pain and suffering, and they can recover just compensation for the emotional and psychological effects of their accidents as well.
So, for example, not only can you recover the financial costs of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery for a disfiguring injury that requires surgery, but you can also recover just compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-financial losses. Likewise, if you are experiencing PTSD, you can recover just compensation for your treatment as well as the day-to-day effects of living with your condition.
Proving Your Injuries is Crucial To Asserting Your Legal Rights
In order to recover just compensation for your injuries, you will need proof of a few different things. First, you will need proof that you suffered your injuries in (or as a result of) your truck accident. You can obtain this proof by seeking medical attention as soon as possible, and by discussing the cause of your injuries with your doctor.
Second, you will need proof of the financial costs you have incurred and that you will incur in the future. Third, you will need proof of the non-financial impacts of your injuries. In order to collect this evidence, you will need to work closely with an experienced attorney.
Schedule a Free Consultation about Your Truck Accident Case
Would you like to speak with an attorney about asserting your legal rights after a commercial truck accident? If so, call 866-376-4871 or contact us online now to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at Oberheiden Law. We are available 24/7, and we represent truck accident victims nationwide.