Today, our roadways are shared with vehicles of all sizes. The largest of them, including 18-wheeler trucks and tractor-trailers, are understandably intimidating to find yourself next to. These types of large trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars and can do major damage when involved in a crash.
While most may prefer not to travel alongside them, large trucks play an important role in our national and state economies as they haul goods across our highways. However, when something goes wrong — whether due to the actions of the driver or a vehicle malfunction — a commercial truck can cause catastrophic damage and, sometimes, fatal injuries to the others involved.
Common Injuries of Trucking Accidents
Every crash will look different, from causes and resulting damages to victims involved, but there are some common injuries that occur in 18-wheeler truck accidents.
Due to the sheer size of these vehicles, the injuries tend to be more severe than what’s experienced with other accidents on the road. Some of the common semi-truck accident injuries include:
- Amputation & Disfigurement
- Back & Neck Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Head & Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Internal Organ Damage
- Nerve Damage
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Wrongful Death
Our attorneys have decades of experience helping victims of truck accidents manage their personal injury claims.
Put Skilled Attorneys on Your Side
If you have been seriously injured in a commercial truck accident in Los Angeles or Southern California, Rice & Bloomfield, LLP is prepared to help. Our team of knowledgeable and skilled truck accident attorneys will establish where the fault lies for the accident and work to obtain the maximum compensation available for your case. We understand what it takes to prove liability and aggressively represent your rights.