Truck Accident Injury | Commercial Vehicle Accidents

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Truck Accident Injury | Commercial Vehicle Accidents

When the negligent, careless, distracted or aggressive driving of a truck driver leads to a catastrophic injury of another motorist, the damage can be life altering for the victim. Often, these injuries are caused by impaired driving, driving too fast, or other conditions that violate federal trucking safety regulations. The truck driver or the company for which they drive can be held liable due to the following factors:

  • There was negligence in hiring, training or supervising the truck driver such as failing to check criminal backgrounds or commercial driver’s license records.
  • Drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident.
  • The driver of the truck was distracted by using a device such as a smartphone.
  • The driver did not take proper breaks and was driving while fatigued.
  • Failure to inspect, maintain or repair the truck. This can lead to faulty brakes or other equipment failures such as a tire blowout.
  • Improper loading of cargo.

There are four factors that are critical in truck accidents that implied or provided proof of negligence or driver error:

  • Failure to recognize a danger such as becoming distracted while driving, leading to improper action in lieu of danger such as not braking in time when traffic has come to a stop.
  • Performance issues such as overcompensating due to panic when traffic is coming to a stop or poorly directing the vehicle.
  • Failure to make a decision or making the wrong decision such as driving too fast for road conditions or misjudging road conditions or the speed of traffic.
  • Failure to physically perform such as falling asleep or having a physical impairment such as a heart attack or seizure.

Common Injuries from a Commercial Vehicle Accident

Personal injuries can greatly vary depending on the unique circumstances of a heavy truck accident. The following are the most commonly reported:

  • Head injuries such as concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal damage to organs such as the liver, bladder, pancreas, kidneys, lungs, or spleen
  • Burns due to an explosion of the large fuel tanks in trucks
  • Typical crash injuries such as compressed nerves, fractures, acute compartment syndrome, or rhabdomyolysis
  • Neck injuries with symptoms such as dizziness, neck pain, stiffness in the shoulders, stiffness in the neck, numbness or tingling in the arms, loss of range of motion in the neck, headaches which begin at the base of the neck and fatigue
  • Back injuries such as herniated discs, sprains, strains, compression fractures and spinal cord injuries

The injuries that come from a crash with a commercial vehicle can be devastating. Depending on the location of the crash and the commercial truck company, the statute of limitations can vary making time of the essence when seeking compensation for your damages. Contact us online or call Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr, LLC now at 856-235-9500 for free consultation on your accident.

We will help work through the red tape of truck accident liability while you focus on your recovery.