Semi Truck Accidents – The Bourassa Law Group
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“Without trucks, America stops.” – We’ve seen the bumper stickers, and it’s true.
The majority of the freight in the nation is moved by road. According to the International Institute for Procurement and Market Research (IIPMR), over $721 billion worth of commodities is transported by trucks yearly.
Through employment, the sector also boosts the economy by more than $30 billion. Every day, trucks are used in America to deliver commodities, food, products, and services. The country significantly depends on trucks and truck drivers for many of our everyday requirements.
As much as trucks are the backbone of our economy, there are also increasing instances of truck-related accidents, which can sadly result in serious injuries, and even death for those that share the roads/motorways with these heavy vehicles. YOU.
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The Road Is a Dangerous Place Where Accidents Are an All-Too-Common Sight
The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) estimates that 35% of trucks in the United States drive empty, totaling 61 billion empty miles, a practice known as “deadheading.” Deadhead miles are the miles a truck travels without a load.
This occurs mostly when drivers make the journey back to their starting point or when carriers choose to send a vehicle empty rather than take a low-cost cargo.
The problem is heavy vehicle drivers carrying an empty load are two-and-a-half times more likely to get in an accident than those carrying freight.
Whichever the case, semi-truck accidents have serious repercussions since truck drivers are in command of extremely heavy vehicles.
We Represent Victims of Semi-Truck Accident in Nevada, Colorado, California, and Arizona
Semi-truck accident lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group have skilled compensation attorneys that can assist you in beginning the process of requesting compensation if you have been hurt in a transportation accident during this trying time.
As a victim of a reckless truck driver, you may be qualified to file a claim for compensation if you were hurt in a truck accident, regardless of whether you were the driver, a passenger, or a person in another vehicle.
The specifics of the event and the severity of your injuries will determine how much compensation you get. Our lawyers, who specialize in semi-truck accidents, will also take into account lost wages, medical costs, and other pain and suffering as part of your claim.
The difference between your life path prior to the accident and your life path following the injury is typically given a monetary value. So, find out what that is by contacting The Bourassa Law Group today.
Types of Semi-Truck Accidents
There are a number of accidents that can occur on the road when it comes to semi-trucks. The following is a breakdown of some of the accidents that can happen with a semi-truck.
When a truck driver jumps a red light and strikes another vehicle, it might result in a T-bone collision. Some careless drivers can be tempted to rush through a junction at high speed, only to discover that they have little time to respond to dangers.
Any road can have a T-bone collision at any time. Intersections are among the locations where T-bone collisions occur most frequently.
A rollover accident happens when the truck rotates on its longitudinal or sideways axis by at least 90 degrees. These collisions can be quite deadly, particularly if the truck is hauling large items that could fall onto adjacent cars.
However, the likelihood of a rollover disaster rises when the weight is not adequately secured. Rollover accidents generally happen when trucks take corners too quickly and oversteer.
Blind spots on trucks may be quite dangerous, so much so that they have a nickname: “No Man’s Land.” When a truck driver changes lanes without looking around, it puts other cars in serious danger of being struck, crushed, or run off the road.
When the trailer is angled sharply—nearly 90 degrees—from the tractor, a jackknife accident can occur. This occurs when the truck’s trailer swings away from the cab. Accidents of this nature happen when a motorist abruptly stops, which causes the vehicle to slide or the brakes to lock up.
A motor vehicle sliding underneath a huge truck can cause underride and override accidents, which resemble a rear-end collision.
The majority of vehicles are equipped with protections to avoid this, although occasionally accidents do happen. These mishaps often result in serious brain injuries and can be disastrous.
Wide Turn Accidents
A wide turn is made when a motorist steers or “swings” to the left before turning to the right. Unawareness of the surroundings on the right side of the traffic in the rear might trap cars or even people.
Hazardous Cargo Accidents
There’s nothing new about large or semi-trucks carrying hazardous cargo. Trucks transporting hazardous goods must adhere to additional restrictions in addition to the ones that apply to all semi-trucks in order to protect everyone on the road.
There are as many as nine kinds of hazardous compounds, each of which poses serious health hazards in an accident.
By far, the worst type of accident with a semi-truck. Due to the combined speeds of the truck and the passenger car, a head-on accident with a semi-truck is significantly worse.
Rarely do passengers escape these disasters alive, and when they do, they frequently have catastrophic life-altering injuries.
Individuals involved in a rear-end truck crashes may suffer severe consequences. This is true regardless of whether you or the truck rear-ended the other. It’s crucial to understand your legal options and what to do if a truck is rear-ended.
Common Injuries After a Semi-Truck Accident
When involved in traffic accidents, truck drivers and passengers run the danger of incurring significant injuries. Common injuries sustained in truck accidents include:
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Internal injuries
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Brain damage
Suppliers and companies put a lot of pressure on truck drivers to stay moving. Because of this, truck drivers may take chances for their trucking firm and operate their vehicles dangerously in order to maintain their employment and meet deadlines.
Damages You Can Face from Semi Truck Accidents
Considering the size of a semi-truck compared to a car, the damage sustained may be minor, significant, or life-threatening. The following are some of the common injuries that one may face after an accident with a semi-truck:
Injuries to the Head and Brain
Head and brain injuries are among the most typical traumas brought on by collisions with big vehicles. Concussions, acute head trauma, and laceration of the face or scalp commonly result in traumatic brain injury (TBI), including concussions.
Concussions, acute head trauma, and laceration of the face or scalp commonly result in traumatic brain injury (TBI), including concussions. Physical damage to the brain is a traumatic brain injury. Regular X-rays and CT scans may not pick up on microscopic brain lesions.
Specialized brain imaging techniques must be employed to find these alterations in a person’s brain. Head trauma injuries are significant and can have a devastating impact on a person’s life, even though they are undetectable to the untrained eye.
Injuries to the Spinal Cord
Total or partial paralysis can occur at and below the point where the spinal cord is damaged as a result of these accidents. In essence, the central nervous system—which includes the spinal column—transmits all the information that must be transferred from the brain to the rest of the body.
Therefore, injury to the spinal cord is similar to a kink in a hose. While more severe occurrences of these injuries can end in quadriplegia, a condition where the individual loses the use of all extremities, some of these injuries leave patients unable to walk. Some patients need assistance speaking, breathing, eating, and taking a bath.
Broken Bones, Burns, and Lacerations
Broken bones may appear to be an ailment that should recover on its own. Not all fractures, though, do so on their own. In actuality, some shattered bones need pricey procedures to be fixed. Rods, pins, and screws may need to be introduced into the body to keep the bones together as a result of these agonizing wounds.
Burns can be difficult to treat and can need surgery. Some people who have had burns later have plastic surgery. Burns can also result in side effects, including infections.
Many trucking accident victims endure excruciating pain for years after the fact, and many are left with body scars that will never heal. Because they are noticeable and the head and face are the most exposed, facial lacerations are sometimes the most serious.
Why Hire a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer?
We recognize that figuring out how to go on after the crash is a very challenging task. You must be aware of your rights as an injured party and the proper course of action if you wish to ensure that the responsible party is brought to justice.
A personal injury semi-truck lawyer can be quite helpful in this situation. Bringing a case against a significant shipping firm involves many specifics and legal challenges.
In order to save money for the business, trucking firms have a staff of attorneys on call who arrive the moment there is an accident and do all in their power to place the blame elsewhere other than on their drivers.
Damages are frequently rather simple in vehicle accidents. After an accident, your vehicle’s repair costs as well as any related medical costs, can be covered by the insurance policy.
However, large, heavy vehicles have the potential to do significant damage, some of which might not be immediately visible. You might not be sure if you’ll make a full recovery if your injuries have a significant impact on your life.
You could have to pay a lot for medical care, go through physical therapy or rehab, or take a lot of time off work.
It’s possible that you won’t be able to find another job. Therefore, a damages judgment will need to cover your diminished earning potential.
Your lawyer must have expertise in gathering the necessary information and conducting investigations to ensure you receive full reimbursement for your losses.
How The Bourassa Law Group Can Help
The extensive web of federal trucking laws can be quite complicated for the layperson to understand. Even in situations when the fault is obvious, the trucking company’s insurance has a financial incentive to resolve a claim quickly and affordably.
Offering lowball offers or dragging out a dispute for years is a common tactic used by lawyers of large trucking companies to coerce you into settling. To counteract trucking firms and their well-funded insurance, you need lawyers with the knowledge and resources.
Our semi-truck accident lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group are here to defend your rights and fight for the just compensation you are entitled to. Our lawyers have a great deal of expertise with the intricate nature of truck accident cases, making us the right choice if you want to get compensated.
How Much Does a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer Cost?
For years, we at The Bourassa Law Group have assisted injured victims in obtaining the necessary compensation. We never work with insurance companies—only for victims.
Contact us right now for a FREE consultation to go over the specifics of your case and receive answers to your questions.
Our semi-truck accident lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid until you do.
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To get a free consultation on semi-truck accidents today, you can contact us at any of our locations; 1-303-331-6186 (Denver), 1-480-867-7177 (Scottsdale), 1-702-851-2180 (Las Vegas). You can contact us (Toll-Free) at 1-800-870-8910, or better still, reach out to us by filling out our online form, and we will get back to you shortly.
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