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What Are the Potential Damages in a Serious Truck Accident?

Published on Nov 5, 2020 at 7:20 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Large trucks colliding with other trucks or regular-sized vehicles can create serious injuries and damages to all vehicles involved, but especially the smaller vehicles. Large trucks can weigh up to 30 times more than passenger cars, which is what makes truck accidents so serious. Additionally, when trucks collide with regular-sized vehicles, 67 percent of fatalities are occupants of passenger vehicles and only 16 percent of fatalities are the occupants of trucks.

When you’ve been in a serious truck accident in Lexington that wasn’t your fault and are looking to recover the cost of the damages done to you and your property, you’ll want an experienced lawyer from Golden Law Office on your side. We’ll fight for you to get the full and fair compensation that you deserve from the collision.

Potential Injuries from a Truck Accident

Serious truck accidents can cause debilitating injuries to everyone involved in the wreck. While injuries sustained in any accident can vary from mild to severe, truck accident injuries are more likely to be devastating because of the size and weight difference between trucks and passenger vehicles.

One of the aspects of a truck accident claim is the damages you seek to recover, and within those damages are physical and emotional injuries. Here are some of the physical injuries that are potential damages from a serious truck accident that you can recover in your claim:

  • Bruises and cuts
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Death

Many of the serious physical injuries that can come from a truck accident can lead to partial or permanent disability. This could lead to more treatment costs and life-long changes for you. On top of the injuries, you could also be left unable to work for a short time or for the rest of your life, which would lead to lost wages and the inability to earn an income.

Physical injuries aren’t the only damages you could suffer from after a collision with a truck. You can also develop emotional injuries, which are other damages that you can financially recover from in a truck accident claim. Here are some of the emotional injuries you can sustain from a serious truck accident:

  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

You might have other physical or emotional injuries from your serious truck accident that you don’t see on the lists above. If that’s the case, you still might have a truck accident claim and could recover compensation for those damages. A Lexington lawyer from Golden Law Office can help you determine if you’re eligible for a claim and how much you deserve in compensation for your damages.

Potential Property Damages from a Truck Accident

While injuries are one of the main aspects focused on in a truck accident claim, you’ll also likely have to deal with property damage after a serious truck accident. Depending on the severity, you might need to get your car repaired from the damages, or you might even need to completely replace your vehicle because the damages totaled it.

Most of the time, your car will likely be totaled. Although your insurance can help with the property damage done to your vehicle, you might be looking for more compensation for all of the harm done that you’ve suffered through. That’s why hiring an injury attorney is your best option for financial recovery after a serious semi-truck wreck.

Golden Law Office Can Help You

We understand the devastation and the life-long effects that you can suffer from a large truck accident, which is why we are dedicated to helping you recover after an accident. At Golden Law Office in Lexington, KY, our experienced lawyers are here to help you with your claim and hold the liable party responsible for the damages that they caused you.

We will support you through the legal process and ensure that you feel confident in your claim. You deserve compensation for all of the physical, emotional, and financial struggles that this wreck caused you, and we are here to fight to get you the justice that you deserve. Reach out to our office today so that we can discuss your potential case and get started as soon as possible.

Golden Law is a local, Kentucky Law Firm, attorneys/lawyers in Fayette County, Kentucky, working in the fields of personal injury, auto accidents, car and truck wrecks; medical malpractice: doctors, hospitals & nursing homes; senior living abuse: neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, dehydration, bedsores, catastrophic injuries, and broken bones. If you are considering a lawsuit, call us at 859.469.5000 for a free consultation. We are located at 771 Corporate Dr. Suite 800/ Lexington, Kentucky 40503. We handle cases all over the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We have represented and trained people in major insurance companies & major trucking companies. We have first hand experience and know the ‘inside of the insurance business’ … that’s a distinction that no other law firm can make. We’re Your Advocate. Dale Golden, Laraclay Parker.

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