According to Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety, 100,000 people are injured and 4,000 are killed every year in truck accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 33,736 people were killed in auto accidents in 2016. While truck accidents make up only a small portion of that number, these accidents can be more serious. That means an alarming number of accidents involving commercial vehicles result in serious or fatal injury. In fact, it is less common for those in smaller vehicles to walk away from a truck accident injury free. This makes collisions involving big rigs more dangerous than most other types.
Truck accidents sometimes result in:
- Head and brain injury
- Neck and spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
These injuries can require intensive medical treatment followed by months, years and, in some cases, a lifetime of rehabilitation therapy. Some truck accident injuries make working difficult or impossible and many can alter quality of life.
If you or a loved one have suffered from an injury and have been thinking about filing a claim, Joe and Martin can help you. Call us at (843) 357-8888 to discuss your rights and legal options during a FREE, comprehensive case evaluation.