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Do You Know About These Tragic,
But Common, Truck Accident Injuries?

Due to the massive size of commercial trucks, accidents involving them can result in serious injuries and death. Other vehicles and their passengers are at a disadvantage when they collide with a big rig since they are lower to the ground and are therefore more exposed to the body and force of the truck in a collision.

A large red truck and a gray van in a head-on collision on the road against a guardrail.

If you, or a loved one, have been injured in an accident with a truck, you can and should seek compensation for the harms and losses you may have suffered.

What Are Common Truck Accident Injuries?

When a 3,000 pound passenger car is hit by a semi-truck 10x its size, the people inside the car can suffer horrific injuries. Some of the most common truck accident injuries are:

  • burns and lacerations
  • soft tissue injuries, such as contusions and sprains
  • internal injuries, including internal bleeding and organ damage
  • broken bones and fractures
  • dislocated discs and spinal cord injuries
  • neck injuries, such as whiplash
  • head injuries, such as concussions
  • brain injuries, including TBI (traumatic brain injuries)

Common truck accident injuries include burns, soft tissue, brain, neck & head injuries & broken bones.

Severe injuries for truck accident victims can have life-altering physical and mental consequences, including amputations, paralysis, scarring, and PTSD. Treatment can be expensive and recovery can take years.

When a truck driver’s negligence results in injury to you or a loved one, you shouldn’t be the one who has to pay for medical treatment. An experienced truck accident attorney can help you identify and quantify the damages you may have suffered so that you can seek compensation for your future needs, as well as your current treatment and care. Call us today at 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation.

Truck Accident Injury Statistics

In 2020, the South Carolina and North Carolina Departments of Transportation reported the following injury crash numbers broken down by specific types of commercial trucks:

Truck crashes involving injuries.

As pandemic-related supply chain issues continue to improve, truckers will be in demand and on the roads, and this could result in even higher injury crashes.

Are Fatalities Common in Truck Accidents?

Unfortunately, crashes involving large trucks are often fatal, and statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reveal that most deaths in large truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants.

In 2020, the South Carolina and North Carolina Departments of Transportation reported the following fatal crash numbers:

Truck crashes involving deaths.

If you have lost a loved one in a truck wreck, filing a wrongful death suit may be one way to help you handle the painful aftermath – and may help you deal with any related bills and loss of income. We have helped many clients in trying and difficult times deal with the aftermath of truck accidents. Contact us today, and tell us your story.

Why Big Rigs Crash

Some of the common causes of commercial truck accidents include truck driver error, such as speeding and driving while distracted, fatigued, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Other frequent causes are mechanical or operational issues such as malfunctioning brakes or overloaded trailers.

Frequent causes of truck accidents include driver error & mechanical issues.

Can You Afford a Truck Accident Attorney?

Yes. You can afford to work with an attorney at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. We operate on an contingency fee basis so that you do not have to pay us anything upfront, and we only get an attorney’s fee if we recover for you.2 Our goal is to get you as much compensation, as quickly as possible, while you focus on your health and family.

An injured client with his arm in a sling looking over paperwork with his attorney.

How James Scott Farrin Can Help You After a Truck Accident

Our truck accident lawyers can help truck accident victims gather evidence. This can include examining the scene of the accident and interviewing witnesses and police officers. Our attorneys can also research key details such as state laws regarding commercial trucks and the safety ratings of the driver and trucking company. And they handle the legal aspects of each case to ensure that crucial deadlines are met and proper procedures are followed.

At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we have helped more than 65,000 injured people seek compensation for the harms and losses they have suffered. In fact, we have recovered more than $1.6 billion in total for our clients since opening our doors in 1997.1

We even reached a $4,500,000 settlement for one of those clients, a man who was seriously injured after being struck by a tractor-trailer.1

Call us at 1-866-900-7078 or contact us online today for a free case evaluation. We can help you seek justice, as well.