When a car and semi collide, the result is often catastrophic. For many truck accident victims, their injuries range from serious to severe. And the injured person(s) is often in the smaller vehicle. Due to the weight difference between a car and truck, truck drivers generally fare better than the typical 4 door car or sedan. If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident that was not your fault, California law and our experienced accident attorneys are on your side.
Car and Truck Collisions are Often Serious
Car-truck accidents in Los Angeles are common and can have a seriously debilitating effect on the victims. Not only can they impact a person physically, but they can have a negative affect on a person’s emotional well-being. Issues like nightmares, PTSD, panic attacks, and more on common after being involved in a serious automobile or truck accident. If you are suffering from any of these side effects after a truck accident, it is important that you seek appropriate care from a health professional.
If you or a loved one gets hurt in a serious accident, do not delay on obtaining medical treatment and seeking legal advice. You will also need to report the accident to the police and your insurance company.
Injuries After a Truck Accident
As we have discussed, truck accident injuries are often serious. The truck weighs more than a typical car, and the impact between the two vehicles is unequal, putting those inside the smaller car at risk. Common truck accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Neck/back pain (including whiplash)
- Traumatic brain injury
- Emotional trauma
And death. This list is not exhaustive. Discuss your injuries and your ability to receive financial compensation for them with your accident attorney.
Financial Compensation from Truck Accidents
If you were injured in any type of auto accident, including a truck accident, that was not your fault, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries. Types of compensation include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Prescription drug costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional suffering
And additional compensation in certain cases. Your lawyer will be able to go over the types and amount of potential compensation available to you.
Who Is At Fault?
As we have discussed in previous blog posts on employer responsibility in auto accidents, if the negligent truck driver was driving for work when he caused your accident, you may be able to file a claim against the company for your injuries. This is called vicarious liability. Be sure to discuss this important legal theory with your accident lawyer.
For a free, no obligation consultation about your truck accident case, contact the attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm today.