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Truck & Trucking Accidents. Were You Injured In A Truck Accident?

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Truck Accident: Did You Suffer An Injury From A Truck Accident?

If You or A Loved One Were Injured Or Died In A Truck Accident, You May Be Entitled To Compensation In A Truck Injury Lawsuit Or Settlement. Connect With A Truck Accident Injury Lawyer or Attorney For A Free Trucking Injury Case Review.

A team of truck accident injury attorneys and truck accident injury lawyers is investigating personal injury lawsuit claims of individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injuries or death as a result of a truck or trucking driving accident.

In a typical year, tens of thousands of individuals and families are injured in truck or trucking accidents, collisions and crashes, including truck drivers, truck passengers, other motor vehicle drivers and passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists. Hundreds of truck and trucking related accidents, collisions and crashes are fatal, resulting in death.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), in 2008, 380,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes in the United States, 4,066 of which were involved in fatal crashes. According to NHTSA, 4,229 people died or were killed in truck related accidents and an additional 90,000 were injured in truck accidents and crashes.

If you or a loved one were injured or died in a truck or trucking accident, contact a truck or trucking accident personal injury lawyer or attorney.

Types Of Truck & Trucking Accidents. What Type of Truck & Trucking Accident Were You Injured In?

Truck accident injury lawsuit cases and settlement claims potentially being investigated include claims of those who have been injured in a truck or trucking accident, including among others, the following:

  • Truck crash
  • Truck collision
  • Truck jackknifing accident (i.e., trailer swung out or jackknifed and formed an angle relative to the cab due to improperly adjusted brakes,downshifting or turning too quickly)
  • Truck underride accident (i.e., car, automobile or motor vehicle traveled underneath the body of the truck)
  • Truck rear end, rear impact or fender bender
  • Truck side impact collision or T-bone
  • Head on truck collision
  • Truck rollover (i.e., tractor trailer rolled over)
  • Truck runoff (i.e., Truck ran off the road)
  • Falling truck cargo
  • Toll booth accidents
  • Other types of truck & trucking accidents

Truck accident injury lawsuit cases and settlement claims potentially may include the following types of truck accidents:

  • Semi truck accident
  • Eighteen 18 wheeler truck accident
  • Tractor trailer accident
  • Semi-trailer truck accident
  • Large freight carrier truck accident
  • Moving truck accident
  • Commercial truck accident
  • Garbage truck accident
  • Dump truck accident
  • Concrete transport cement mixer truck accident
  • Ballast tractor accident
  • Heavy hauler truck accident
  • Big rig accident
  • Other types truck accidents

Causes of Trucking & Truck Driving Accidents. What Caused Your Truck Accident?

Truck & trucking accidents and truck driving accident injuries can be caused by the following:

Truck Driver Negligence and Careless or Reckless Truck Driving Distracted or Inattentive Truck Drivers: common distractions that can contribute to distracting an truck driver potentially causing an automobile accident include:

  • looking at scenary outside the truck
  • rubbernecking (i.e., slowing down to look at other auto and truck accidents)
  • other passengers, children, kids or babies in the truck
  • pets or dogs in the truck
  • adjusting the truck’s radio, cassette or CD player, clock, etc.
  • reading newspaper, books, maps or other documents in a truck
  • talking on a cell phone, mobile phone, cellular telephone, etc. while driving a truck
  • texting or sending text messages while driving a truck
  • insects, bugs or bees in the truck
  • reaching for an object inside the truck
  • applying makeup or styling, fixing, brushing or combing hair while driving the truck

Truck Driver Fatigue: common causes of fatigue, sleepiness or drowsiness that can result in a trucking accident include:

  • driving truck with heavy eyelids and frequent yawning
  • driving truck while on medications that cause drowsiness
  • driving truck while sleepy or having not slept
  • drivingtruck  for extended periods of time without resting or taking a break

Drunk Driving: drunk truck driving is a leading cause of truck and trucking accidents and can include:

  • driving a truck under the influence DUIs
  • driving a truck while intoxicated DWIs
  • alcohol-related truck and trucking crashes
  • drug related truck  accidents

Speeding, Aggressive & Reckless Truck Driving: bad truck drivers and careless or unsafe truck driving are another common cause of truck driving accidents, including:

  • driving a truck too fast
  • driving a truck too slow
  • changing lanes frequently or in an unsafe manner
  • passing other automobiles, cars, motorcycles, vehicles or trucks
  • disregarding or disobeying traffic signals and signs
  • tailgating or driving too closely to other automobiles
  • failure to yield right of way
  • running red lights and stop signs
  • driving the wrong way on a one way street
  • making improper turns and u-turns
  • road rage (flashing brights or lights; rude gestures, verbal abuse)
  • street racing
  • police auto chases

Weather Related Truck Driving Accidents: the weather can contribute to causing a truck or trucking accident, including:

  • heavy rain and flooding
  • hail
  • snowstorms
  • ice, sleet and/or slush
  • high winds
  • fog and visability
  • icy or snowy roads (with a lack of salting, sanding or plowing)

Collisions with animals on the road:

  • Hitting or crashing into deer, birds, horses, cows, squirrels, dogs and other animals

Road conditions: badroads conditions can result in truck accidents, including:

  • poorly maintained roads
  • poorly designed roads (no barriers, utility poles, railroad crossings, guardrails)
  • potholes
  • construction
  • oil slicks

Mechanical or truck equipment failure:

  • Tire blowouts and blown tires
  • Uneven, improperly balanced tires or worn tires in truck
  • Defective brakes and brake failure in truck
  • Sudden acceleration
  • Steering & suspension
  • Truck rollovers

Truck & Trucking Accident Injuries, Losses or Damage.  What Kind Of Injuries, Loss or Damage Have You Suffered As A Result of A Truck or Trucking Accident?

Common truck accident injuries suffered by persons involved in truck accidents, crashes and collisions include, but are not limited to, the following personal injuries:

  • Truck accident skin and surface injuries:
    • burns & burn injuries
    • lacerations, cuts, scrapes and bruises
    • scars and scarring
    • disfigurement
    • pain & suffering
  • Truck accident back, spine & spinal cord injuries
    • sprained & strained back muscle, tendon or ligament
    • back fracture
    • back disc injury (including injured disc, herniated disc, bulging disc, slipped disc, and ruptured disc in thoracic, mid-back, lumbar, and lower back)
    • thoracic spine injury
    • lumbar radiculopathy
    • lumbar spine injury
    • pain & suffering
  • Truck accident neck injuries:
    • soft-tissue, whiplash or flexion-extension injury
    • broken neck bones and neck fractures
    • sprained & strained neck muscle, tendon or ligament
    • cervical radiculopathy
    • disc injury (including injured, herniated, bulging, slipped, and ruptured intervertebral and cervical discs)
    • pain & suffering
  • Truck accident head, face & brain injuries:
    • traumatic brain injury or TBI (including skull fractures, bruises of the brain (hematoma), and nerve damage)
    • neurological damage
    • closed head injury
    • loss of consciousness
    • concussion
    • post-concussion syndrome
    • seizures, headaches or dizziness
    • loss of memory or concentration
    • nosebleeds
    • jaw and mouth pain or temporomandibular joint TMJ injury
    • impaired or blurred vision
    • impaired hearing
    • impaired sense of smell
    • retinal detachment
    • pain & suffering
  • Truck accident internal organ and related injuries:
    • pneumothorax or punctured lung membrane
    • splenic rupture or torn or ruptured spleen
    • broken ribs
    • rupture of abdominal aorta
    • kidney injuries
    • liver injuries
    • bowel injuries
    • internal bleeding
    • pain & suffering
  • Truck accident injuries to upper limbs: hands, forearms, arms, shoulders, wrists and fingers are commonly injured in car accidents, often requiring splints, casts or surgery:
    • sprained & strained upper limb muscle, tendon or ligament
    • paralysis or paralysed
    • broken bones & fractures
    • disclocations
    • rotator cuff injuries
    • pain & suffering
  • Truck accident injuries lower limbs: hips, legs, knees, heels, ankles, feet and toes are commonly injured in car accidents, including:
    • sprained & strained lower limb muscle, tendon or ligament
    • broken bones & fractures
    • paralysis or paralysed
    • hip replacements, knee replacements and arthroplasty
    • achilles tendon injuries
    • pelvis, femur, patella & tibia injuries
    • pain & suffering
  • Truck accident wrongful death

If You Or A Loved One Have Been Injured Or Died In A Truck Driving or Trucking Accident And You Think You Have A Personal Injury Lawsuit Case or Settlement, Contact A Truck Accident Injury Attorney Or Lawyer.

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