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Common Truck Accident Injuries

Posted on November 17, 2016 to

Leading Washington, D.C. Truck Accident Attorney Handling DC, Virginia And Maryland Semi Accident Claims

lines of vehicles in trafficAccidents involving semi trucks, 18 wheelers or tractor trailers are often more serious than a typical car collision because of the immense size of the trucks and the speeds at which they travel. All it takes is one faulty part, negligent driver or trucking company to completely change the lives of a person and their family forever.

The moments after a trucking accident are crucial, and there is very little time to make sure essential evidence, witness testimony and other factors to prove your case remain intact. Experienced truck accident attorneys at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP want to help you explore your legal rights and best options after a trucking accident. We can help you gather what you need and will stand up for you and your right to fair compensation for what you are going through in and outside of court.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injuries or wrongful death in a fatal truck accident, contact a truck accident lawyer at our nationally recognized personal injury law firm in Washington, D.C., Fairfax or Greenbelt as soon as possible for your free case evaluation. Make the first step to ensuring the law upholds your rights by calling us today.

What Types of Injuries Can a Truck Accident Cause?

Due to their massive size and weight, commercial trucks can cause catastrophic amounts of damage and serious personal injuries if they are involved in accidents. Truck accidents can cause:

  • Broken bones
  • Organ puncture
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Scarring
  • Neck injury
  • Concussion
  • Paralysis
  • Death

The cost of treating injuries from truck accidents can easily reach into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition, you may also face the expenses of rehabilitation, loss of wages, loss of ability to work, loss of enjoyment of life and the sheer pain and suffering related to the accident.

If the unthinkable has happened, then you may face funeral expenses and the loss of your loved one’s economic contribution. You may be able to receive wrongful death damages from the driver or company responsible for your loved one’s death.

A Fairfax 18-wheeler accident attorney at our firm can fight to hold those responsible for the trucking accident that caused you severe injuries or the loss of your loved one accountable for the damages their negligence caused.

Who is At Fault If I Was Hit by a Semi Truck?

Multiple parties may be to blame for your injuries in a trucking accident. Truck accidents can be caused by driver error, neglected maintenance, truck defects, overloaded cargo and other drivers who force the truck into a dangerous situation.

Our experienced Washington DC truck accident attorneys know what to look for to determine who is at fault and help you explore your best options for compensation against those responsible for your injuries. We will conduct this investigation free of charge, and by working on a contingency fee basis on your claim, you will not owe any legal fees for our services if we do not gain compensation for your case.

Our Injury Attorneys Can Help After a Truck Accident Causes Severe Injuries

Truck accidents can be devastating, but our DC truck accident lawyer wants to help make your situation less stressful by taking on the legal fight on your behalf. Free legal advice is available when you contact our offices for an initial case review. Contact us online or by calling our offices in Washington, D.C. (202) 659-5500, Fairfax VA (703) 218-4410 or Greenbelt MD (301) 345-5700 now.