If You’re Suffering From Neck, Back, or Spinal Injuries Due to a Truck Crash, You Deserve Compensation
Any motor vehicle accident can result in serious injury, but accidents involving trucks are often particularly devastating due to the sheer amount of force involved in the collision. When two passenger vehicles collide, the force of impact is distributed somewhat evenly between the two cars. Conversely, when a large truck hits a much smaller passenger vehicle, the car typically takes the brunt of the impact.
Truck Accident Statistics
A collision between a passenger vehicle and a truck is typically far more dangerous for occupants of the car than it is for the truck driver. According to a 2014 report by the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, 74% of injury victims in a collision between a passenger vehicle and a truck were occupants of the passenger vehicle. The agency reported 3,903 deaths and about 111,000 injuries resulting from collisions involving large trucks during 2014.
Evidence You Need
If you’ve been involved in a collision with a truck, you should collect these pieces of evidence:
- The police report. The police report contains diagrams of the accident scene, names of any witnesses, and a record of any tickets issued.
- Photographs. You should have photos of vehicle damage, the point of impact, skid marks, traffic signals, and any injuries sustained.
- Witness information. Witnesses may testify that they saw the truck driver make an illegal maneuver.
- Medical records. These records should include the admitting chart, the doctors’ charts, test results, and any subsequent notes made by the hospital staff.
You Need an Attorney
Neck, back, and spine injuries resulting from truck crashes can have serious repercussions, impacting your ability to earn a living and your quality of life for years to come. If you’ve been harmed by a truck driver’s negligence, you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries. Don’t try to take on the trucking company alone. You need an experienced truck accident attorney fighting for you. Contact the law offices of Steve M. Lee, P.C., to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.