On the road, you need to remain vigilant and understand the risks you face. Unfortunately, many accidents involving large trucks take place, and due to the sheer size of these vehicles (as well as the increased difficulty in bringing a large truck to a stop), the consequences of truck collisions are often very devastating.
Each year, many people sustain serious injuries as a result of collisions involving large trucks and buses. When these accidents occur as a result of a truck driver’s negligence, the victims of these wrecks and their loved ones deserve justice.
How many large truck accidents cause injuries?
According to data published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 121,000 large truck collisions resulted in injuries over the course of 2018. In fact, this represents an increase in comparison to 2016, when 112,000 such accidents occurred. Moreover, these numbers are far higher than 2015, when 97,000 such accidents took place, and 2009, when 60,000 large truck crashes caused injuries.
How do large truck crash injuries affect victims?
Large truck accident injuries shatter the lives of victims in various ways. If you sustained an injury in a truck crash, you could struggle with lost wages due to taking time off work, medical costs, immobility, debilitating pain and mental trauma.
Sometimes, the impact of an accident can affect a victim’s life indefinitely, which is why you need to explore all of your options during the recovery process. For example, gather as much evidence related to the crash as you can and look into potential resources that could assist in your recovery, such as compensation to make up for medical expenses and missed work.