Common Truck Accident Injuries

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    If you or a loved one are injured in a truck accident, you should hire a skilled Atlanta truck accident attorney. The lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC know all about the common truck accident injuries. We’ll make sure that you receive the best medical treatment for your injuries.

    Call us today at (404) 419-6674 or use our online form to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.

    Truck Accidents Cause Many Common Injuries

    Truck accidents usually cause more damage than passenger car accidents because they are so large. In fact, most trucks weigh over 10,000 pounds. By comparison, the average passenger vehicle weighs approximately 4,000 pounds. That means that you’re much more likely to be injured in a truck accident than a passenger vehicle accident.

    Some of the common truck accident injuries that our clients have suffered include:

    • Neck and back injuries
      Truck collisions often cause severe neck and back pain. They also cause headaches, stiffness, whiplash, and numbness.
    • Head injuries
      Many people suffer from concussions and brain damage from a truck accident.
    • Broken bones
      Truck accidents also commonly cause arm, leg, and pelvic fractures.
    • Internal organ damage
      Sometimes, truck collisions can damage the bladder, kidneys, or liver.
    • Spinal cord damage
      Even a relatively moderate injury to your spinal cord can cause paralysis.
    • Cuts and lacerations
      Painful cuts can take a long time to heal and they often produce permanent scars.
    • Seat belt injuries
      Seat belts save lives, but they often leave painful abrasions.

    Treatment For Common Truck Accident Injuries

    If you’ve been hurt in a truck wreck, you deserve to receive the best medical care. Our office works closely with injured accident victims and their medical providers. We will make sure that you are treated by medical providers that care deeply for the well-being of their patients.

    Some of the types of medical providers that frequently treat our clients include:

    • chiropractors
    • physical therapists
    • orthopedists
    • physiatrists
    • neurologists
    • psychologists

    We refer our clients to medical providers that are patient advocates. A patient advocate always puts their patients first. They will promptly return your phone calls. Additionally, they will speak with your attorney if there are complicated questions that you’re not comfortable handling on your own. Also, a patient advocate provider isn’t afraid of insurance defense lawyers that try to get them to blame you for your injuries.

    Damages That You Can Recover For Common Truck Accident Injuries

    Truck accident victims often suffer permanent injuries. Some victims also require a lifetime of medical care. Others are unable to work. Naturally, you may wonder, “how will I ever pay my bills?”

    At Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC we will help you recover total compensation for your losses.

    The damages you can potentially recover include:

    • Compensation for future medical treatment
    • Lost wages
    • Lost future earning potential
    • Vocational training if you need to change jobs or professions as a result of your injuries
    • Pain and suffering
    • Property damage
    • Modifications to your home or workplace
    • Travel expenses related to your medical treatment

    Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC Can Help You

    Truck accident cases are more challenging than passenger accident cases. Why? Because the truck company possesses most of the important information that you need to prove your case. For instance, many trucks are equipped with data recorders that track the truck’s speed and brakes immediately prior to the wreck. Some trucks are equipped with dash cams that record the traffic conditions in front of the truck. Also, some trucks are even equipped with inward-facing cameras that monitor the truck driver’s actions.

    Do you think that the truck company will turn over that data without a fight? Perhaps, if the data demonstrates that their truck driver wasn’t negligent. However, if the truck driver was at fault, they will try to hide that data from you.

    If you don’t hire a lawyer that will fight back with far greater force, you’ll never get your hands on that data. You may have to resolve your claim for far less than it’s worth.

    At Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, our Atlanta truck accident attorneys will never let that happen to you. If the truck company tries to hide evidence from you, we’ll make sure the court punishes them. Sooner or later, the insurance carrier will beg us to settle your case.

    Call us today at (404) 419-6674 or via our online form.

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