Truck Accident Injury Lawyers
Given the sheer weight and size of trucks, from big rigs to fleet trucks to box trucks, it’s easy to imagine the devastation when a truck and a car collide on a busy roadway. While the trucker may walk away with a few bumps and bruises, the other driver may be pinned in their vehicle, or they may suffer multiple injuries or death.
There are several reported causes of truck accidents, including distracted truck drivers, overloaded trucks, speeding, tired truck drivers, poor maintenance or error.
Similar to injuries sustained in severe car accidents, victims involved in a truck crash may suffer the following types of injuries in varying degrees:
- Head and back injuries – Ranging from mild concussions to traumatic brain injury (TBI), herniated disc or spinal cord injury, immediate and ongoing medical care is often necessary, with the possibility of permanent disability.
- Neck and chest injuries – While damage to neck muscles and ligaments from a whiplash movement causes nagging pain and swelling, it may also cause temporary vocal cord paralysis. In turn, direct impact to the chest may result in broken ribs, collapsed lungs or cardiac arrest.
- Damage to limbs or amputation – While injuries to the legs, arms, hands and feet are commonly reported in car accidents, pedestrians and motorcyclists are at an increased risk for multiple injuries with severe damage, amputation and death.
Whether you are seriously injured in a truck wreck, chances are, you’ll be receiving extensive medical care, perhaps even surgery. You may not be able to return to your job for an extended amount of time while you recover. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may require ongoing medical attention due to pain, disability or impairment. Then again, if you are the family member left coping with the devastating loss of a loved one due to a truck accident, you may need financial and emotional support.
Whatever the details of your accident and injury, Wern Lawyers holds considerable experience and deep legal expertise in personal injury and accident cases. We work meticulously to determine your losses so that we can work to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
For a free evaluation of your accident and injury, we invite you to call us today. You can be sure that we will work to make things right again.
We Protect The Rights Of Those Injured In A Truck Accident
With an increasing number of car and truck accidents occurring every day on South Carolina roadways, there are instances where the collision is simply an “accident.” On the other hand, there are cases when a truck crash is due to a texting driver, illegal behavior or other negligence. The reality is that both accidents may result in serious injuries or death. Thus, it’s important to seek the knowledge and guidance of a trusted truck accident attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.
At Wern Lawyers, we are your advocates for justice and the right compensation. If you suspect that you are the victim of negligence, we’ll investigate accordingly. This includes revisiting the scene, conducting interviews and working with other experts.
To discuss the details of your accident, contact Wern Lawyers in North Charleston today. As always, our evaluation is free of charge.