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A truck accident injury could be catastrophic.

Cars and other smaller vehicles are no match for commercial trucks in 18-wheeler accidents due to the trucks’ size and weight.

Commercial trucks can cause immense property damage, serious injuries, and often fatalities. They do serious damage to anything they strike. 

Common Injuries in 18-Wheeler Accidents

The following are some of the most common injuries that happen in 18-wheeler accidents.

Head and Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are physical injuries to the brain. While they can be immediately obvious, in many cases they may not reveal themselves right away.

People with TBI might experience both short-term symptoms and lifelong health issues. A TBI in a child may affect development and limit their ability to participate in school activities.

In older adults, TBIs are often missed because their symptoms overlap with other conditions resulting from aging.

Back, Neck, and Spinal Injuries

In all auto accidents, people can easily sustain spinal injuries.

These injuries can easily put victims out of commission and prevent them from returning to work or resuming their daily lives. In severe cases, a crash victim could end up paralyzed.

Internal Injuries

Blunt trauma at high speeds can cause internal bleeding to the organs. 

Broken Bones

Truck accident victims often suffer broken bones.

Keep in mind that in some cases broken bones can lead to infection, internal bleeding, and permanent deformity.

Lacerations and Burns

Lacerations, puncture wounds, and burns can lead to infections and permanent disfiguration.

What Compensation Could I Receive in a Personal Injury Truck Accident Claim?

If you suffered a serious injury in a truck accident, you’re probably dealing with so much more than just your physical issues.

Medical bills can pile up fast—in addition to your normal bills—especially if you’re not receiving a paycheck. You might also be dealing with issues like PTSD.

The point is, you deserve to be compensated for your losses if someone else’s negligence has put you in this place.

Here are some of the types of compensation you could receive from a truck accident claim:

  • Medical expenses, for the cost of your past and future treatments, including prescriptions, physical therapy, emergency services, etc.;
  • Lost wages, past and future;
  • Loss of the ability to generate income;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional and mental trauma, such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD; and
  • Property damage value.

Family members of loved ones who die in truck accidents can also pursue compensation on behalf of the person’s estate and in their own names.

In survival actions, someone’s estate can recover both the economic and non-economic losses related to the accident that the victim suffered before dying.

Family members can bring wrongful death claims for compensation for their own losses.

The Farzam Law Firm Has Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys in California

At the Farzam Law Firm, we provide excellent representation to our clients. We are personal injury trial attorneys with extensive experience handling truck accident cases.

We know how severely these accidents can affect someone’s life. We also understand how overwhelming the legal process can be.

We can take care of your legal problems while you focus on healing. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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Joseph Farzam

Mr. Farzam attended Santa Monica high school and worked at McDonald’s and local coffee shops to support himself. Although he worked 2 or 3 jobs, he valued education greatly and earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge in biology, and attended the prestigious Pepperdine University School of Law. He graduated with high marks and passed the California bar exam on the first try. Mr. Farzam has received the coveted titles of Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine’s Top Lawyers, and has received The Litigator Awards.  He is a proud member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA).

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