A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You Recover Compensation Following A Truck Accident With Injuries
It seems that regardless of whether a person is on a highway, side street, or somewhere else, they see tractor-trailers on the roadways. There are various reasons why this notion holds true. For one, commercial truck drivers earn decent wages, and the industry is thriving. In other words, operators usually don't run into difficulties when it comes to finding work. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides plenty of information on the occupation, which backs up these claims.
According to a post published on the organization's website, the annual median wage for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $43,680 per year in 2018. That equals out to about $21 an hour and isn't too shabby. Also, there were 1,958,800 jobs available at the time. Plus, 99,700 more openings are expected to open up between 2018 and 2028. It is a business that is somewhat easy to get into as well. The majority of companies prefer to hire drivers with high school diplomas or GEDs. Other than that, they usually provide short-term-on-the-job-training.
Not Everything Is Sunshine And Rainbows With Having So Many Trucks On The Roads
Yes, truck drivers do help stores keep their shelves stocked, and sure, the operators assist gas stations in keeping fuel readily available so that car owners can fill up their tanks. Still, though, because of the sheer size and weight of loaded down big-rigs, if a driver slips up, even for a brief moment, lives can be changed in the blink of an eye. For example, if he or she is speeding due to a delivery deadline, they might not be able to slow down and come to a stop is traffic stops in front of them abruptly. In turn, a single-car rear-end accident, or twenty car pile-up, could become part of the picture.
Additionally, things like drowsy and distracted driving can play a role in causing such incidents too. After all, truck drivers are only human; they do get sleepy from time to time and can make bad choices as well. For instance, it is just as easy for them to pick up their phone to check a text as it is for a passenger vehicle operator. When mistakes are made, and crashes occur, injuries and even death sometimes enter the picture. For these purposes, this article will focus more on wounds.
No two truck accidents are the same, which results in injuries varying from wreck to wreck. Many times, the damages are significant and require surgeries along with long-term rehabilitation. Common ailments associated with these collisions include but are not limited to…
• Fractures And Broken Bones
• Internal Organ Damage
• Partial Or Full Paralysis
• Traumatic Brain Injury
Costs Linked To Recovering Can Get Pretty Dicey
It is quite challenging to remain financially sound after a truck accident. The pile of medical bills on a person's plate can grow quickly. Not to mention, he or she will likely experience lost wages. As such, it can be difficult to pay for things like rent/mortgages, groceries, and utilities. Injured parties can fight back by hiring an accident attorney if it can be proven that the commercial truck driver was negligent. The professional will build a robust case via black box data, witness statements, police reports, driver histories, surveillance camera footage, and more to recover compensation for the person's wounds.
Our lawyers are prepared to negotiate and go the distance with a transport company's legal team. Don't head into the matter, thinking that they will allow their client to offer a huge lump sum to make the situation go away, because they won't. They will pull out all of the stops to discredit the claim. So, if you have been injured in a truck accident, feel free to give our office a call and schedule a consultation.