There is a greater likelihood for you to sustain catastrophic injuries from a truck accident than from a passenger vehicle accident, due to the sheer size of commercial trucks. But what are catastrophic injuries? These are injuries that are severe enough to lead to long-term or permanent disability. In many cases, somebody who receives catastrophic injuries from a truck accident will need lots of time to recover, multiple surgeries, and a lifetime of treatment and medications. In the worst cases, you may never be able to work again. One of the key factors that it looked at, is how long you will live with these debilitating injuries and whether or not they will effect you in the future.
Injuries in Truck Accidents
There are many common injuries that usually stem from catastrophic trucking accidents. These include:
- Skull fractures that lead to brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries, leading to paralysis
- Nerve damage
- Severe traumatic brain injury
When you are involved in a truck accident that causes these severe injuries, there are several ways to show evidence of such. It is important to have evidence in your case to establish negligence and help you receive the compensation you deserve. Some people choose to show evidence of medical bills, records, and testimony from a medical expert who understands your case and injuries to the fullest extent.
Questions You May Have For Us
When you meet with us to speak about your personal injury, you may have some common questions that people ask when they are suffering from catastrophic injuries. We have answers for you about your case.
My doctor tells me it will take several months to heal from my accident… will I be able to get disability benefits in the meantime? No, social security disability benefits are for individuals who have long-term disabilities. If you will be suffering from your injuries for the rest of your life, then this may apply. A few states, however, have short-term disability programs.
Will I be able to receive benefits from a burn injury? Burn injuries tend to stem from truck accidents. If it takes a long time for your injuries to heal (longer than 12 months), you may qualify.
What if I broke a bone? It depends on the nature of your injury, such as if your leg has broken and not healed properly, and now you will be left with your injury for a long time.
As you can see, many factors help us determine what you should expect in your truck accident case. If you have suffered injuries in a truck accident and need our help gaining the compensation you deserve for your injuries, give us a call today.