Truck Accident Injuries and Paying for Medical Care
It stands to reason that the incidence of serious injuries and deaths is higher when trucks are involved. The weight and size of a big rig ensure those truck accident injuries are greater than when two passenger vehicles collide. So is the cost the injured party would have to pay for medical care. Few of us could financially handle the expense of hospitalization a truck accident would precipitate. That is why having an experienced personal injury lawyer at your side is important.
The Olinde Law Firm
The Olinde Law Firm has helped numerous clients obtain the compensation they deserve when a negligent trucker or a defective big rig injured them. We believe that no one should pay both physically and financially for another’s negligence.
Our investigators are experienced in determining why the truck accident occurred, and our legal team builds a robust case for our clients. Call us at (800) 587-1889 to schedule a free case review where we can answer your questions and give you your options moving forward. Remember, we work on a contingency basis, which means you will not pay us until you win.
Injuries in a Truck Accident
Some of the injuries commonly associated with a truck accident are severe and often fatal. If the victim does not die, the nature of the injuries is likely to require continuing medical care after they are released from the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Many times, the injured party may be disabled and no longer able to care for themself or others. Beyond that, their quality of life may be drastically reduced.
Wrongful Death in a Trucking Accident
The chance that you might die is 10 times higher when a truck is involved. We understand that many grieving family members don’t even think about how they will survive financially after their loved one’s death. This places the family in a difficult situation and one in which the decedent would be horrified.
A wrongful death lawsuit can assist in giving family members a measure of monetary stability after the loss of a loved one. It helps with funeral and burial expenses, lost income and loss of consortium. It also helps the family find justice for their loved one’s death. While it will never replace the love and guidance the decedent provided and make it emotionally easier for the family, it will take the stress of financial woes away.
Head Injuries in a Truck Accident
Head injuries are one of the most devastating categories of a traumatic event. They can rob the individual of their cognitive abilities and, in some cases, make it difficult for them to care for themselves. Head injuries range from concussions to subdural hematomas. While concussions can heal in six months, many continue to cause symptoms for years. Subdural hematomas, on the other hand, usually require surgical intervention.
Spinal Cord Injury
Injury to the spinal cord can result in semi or total paralysis. Depending on the level of the trauma to the spinal cord, some injuries require continual care. For instance, if the injury occurs in the neck, the likelihood is high that the individual will be unable to resume caring for themself. Many people in this position will be dependent on a machine to breathe and require around-the-clock nursing care. The cost of this is astronomical and one that should be paid for by the at-fault party’s insurer.
Back Injuries in a Big Rig Accident
Severe back injuries can result from an accident involving a truck. For many, the pain that ensues limits them from resuming normal life activities. Surgery is often required followed by long recuperation periods. A personal injury lawsuit is able to assure the injured party that their financial losses will be successfully resolved.
Due to the force of a truck accident, internal injuries are common. Some examples include blunt force trauma to the abdomen, which causes internal bleeding, and crushing injuries to the chest, which can result in damage to the heart and lungs. All these types of injury require surgical intervention.
Olinde Law Firm – Resolving Truck Accident Injuries
If you were involved in a truck accident and need help moving forward, call the Olinde Law Firm at (800) 587-1889. We will help you obtain the compensation you and your family need. We will build a strong case against the at-fault trucker and trucking company, and make sure you do not bear the financial brunt of the crash. If it is easier for you, contact us online.