A crash with a semi-truck can cause catastrophic injuries to occupants of smaller vehicles. When you are the victim, you may be entitled to compensation.

Catastrophic Injuries Caused by a Negligent Trucker Can Change Your Life Forever


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10/16/2018
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Because of the massive size and weight of commercial trucks, occupants of smaller vehicles are much more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries or death in a crash than victims of a collision between two passenger vehicles. These injuries are often life-altering for both the victim and his family. When the truck driver is at fault, he and his employer are responsible for compensating those injured in the collision, but this does not mean that they will voluntarily pay what they owe.

What Catastrophic Injuries Could You Suffer in a Truck Wreck?

When truck drivers make mistakes, they can cause rear-end collisions, head-on crashes, jackknife accidents, and side-impact wrecks that lead to catastrophic injuries. Many of these tragic collisions occur on busy Seattle roads and surrounding highways where the truck and passenger vehicles are traveling at high speeds—increasing the risk of life-threatening injuries or death. Catastrophic injuries cause by semi-truck crashes include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI). Traumatic brain injuries are common in truck accidents and can cause permanent brain damage. A TBI can cause devastating changes to a person’s vision, mobility, and cognitive abilities, such as reasoning, concentration, and memory.
  • Spinal cord injury. When the spinal cord is injured, an individual can suffer serious nerve damage or partial or complete paralysis. In addition to a loss of motor control, paralysis can cause respiratory problems, lack of bowel and bladder control, and pain. Many victims need expensive assistive aids, like wheelchairs, and round-the-clock assistance with personal needs.
  • Burns. If a person’s motor vehicle catches on fire, he may suffer serious burns that can cause nerve damage, scarring, and disfigurement. This can cause psychological trauma in addition to the physical injuries.
  • Amputations. Loss of a limb can occur in the accident or be required later if a leg, arm, hand, or foot cannot be saved.
  • Internal organ damage. A victim can sustain life-threatening injuries to the spleen, kidney, lungs, heart, and other internal organs that can cause internal bleeding and require immediate medical care.

Contact Our Skilled Legal Team for Help If You Suffered Catastrophic Injuries

Did you or a loved one experience catastrophic injuries in a truck accident? Our truck accident attorneys understand that these injuries often cause victims to need lifelong financial assistance to pay for expensive medical care and to reimburse them for the wages they will never earn. We will aggressively fight so that you receive the compensation you deserve. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team.



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