Truck accidents can be some of the most serious types of motor vehicle accidents due to their immense size and speed. A Bucks County truck accident can result in you or a loved one suffering a serious or fatal injury. That is why it is important to be aware of the most common types of truck accident injuries and causes.
A look at the numbers
Trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds or more, making them very dangerous. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, truck accidents result in approximately 89,000 injuries and 5,000 fatalities each year in America.
Common truck accident injuries
Since trucks are much larger than cars, and stopping can be difficult, a collision can result in severe injuries. Common truck accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Broken bones
Common causes of truck accidents
Trucks are a unique presence on the roads, and they require specialized training to operate. Many truck accidents are the result of negligence on behalf of the trucker. Understanding the common causes of truck accidents can help keep you and your family safe. These causes include:
- Lack of proper training
- Mechanical failure
- Aggressiveness of a truck driver
- Inattention of a truck driver
If you have been injured in a truck accident
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident, you may be able to hold the trucker and/or their employer responsible for your damages. An experienced truck accident attorney can help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.
A truck accident can leave you dealing with a lot of tough questions. That is why you should begin the process by ordering a free copy of our book, How to Maximize Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case Before an Insurance Company Takes Advantage of You.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you need to contact one of our experienced Bucks County truck accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335.