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Semi trucks are the biggest and heaviest vehicles on the route. Whenever a truck crashes they do substantial harm to whatever – and whomever – they collide with. The injuries incurred in truck crashes are more serious than those sustained in car-on-car collisions.

Our road accident lawyers battle for full coverage for Florida motorists who have been involved in a truck accident. We have a reputation for actively litigating truck accidents in Ocala FL.

  1. What are the vehicle crash statistics?

A truck crash is more likely than a collision between two vehicles to result in death or injuries. According to the National Institute of Road and Highway Safety, people in the car struck by the truck were blamed for almost three-quarters (73%) of all truck crash accidents and deaths.

The most common cause of truck crashes in the Ocala fl is pace. In more than half of all truck crashes (55 percent), truck drivers are a significant contributing factor. This means that whether you or a loved one has been injured in a truck crash, you will be able to claim liability for the damage caused by the truck driver’s negligence.

  1. What are the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) national truck crash statistics?

  • Just 1% of all truck accidents end in a fatality.
  • Truck collisions result in 23 percent of all injuries.
  • 438,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes in 2014.
  • Deaths from truck accidents accounted for 8% of all fatal crashes and 3% of all vehicle injuries in the Ocala fl.
  • On rural highways, 63 percent of tractor-trailer crashes occur.
  1. What Are the Various Types of Truck Crash Injuries?

Injury from a truck crash may be fatal. If the survivor is not injured in the crash, he or she is often left with horrific burns that take years or decades to heal. This is a tragic and unacceptably painful situation.

The following are some of the most common truck crash injuries:

  1. Injuries to the back and neck

Minor neck pain or more severe complications, such as dislocated discs in the back, are examples. Since your back and neck are so vital to everything you do, injuries to these areas often keep patients from returning to work or regular activities.

  1. Bones are destroyed.

Truck collisions are more efficient than automobile a collision, which means bones are more quickly destroyed.

  1. Head Damages

Damage to the brain caused by head injuries in a collision may be life-threatening. Whiplash or sudden acceleration or deceleration will cause brain damage even though there is no immediate head trauma.

  1. External Wounds

Internal bleeding can occur in organs such as the bladder, liver, kidney, pancreas, and spleen as a result of powerful blunt trauma from collisions.

  1. Lacerations are a form of wound.

Truck crash cuts and lacerations are especially painful, and they often leave large wounds that will never heal.

  1. Injuries to the ribs and torso

Since the ribcage covers the body’s vital organs, truck crash injury to the ribs and torso can be major.

  1. Injuries Caused by Seat Belts

Seat belts are designed to shield you, but they can also inflict accidents such as whiplash. Our truck crash attorneys highly advise you to still wear one.

  1. Paralysis and Spinal Cord Damage

Injury to the spinal cord in a truck crash can be extremely serious and result in paralysis. Since the effects of a truck crash are not necessarily immediately evident, anybody who sustains an injury in one should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. MRIs can spot fractures that X-rays can’t.

  1. Wrongful Death

Tractor-trailer collisions are ten times more likely to kill you than vehicle collisions. It’s a sobering figure. Only an expert road crash attorney may keep a corporation liable after a loved one is killed in a truck accident. We understand that we will never be able to restore what you have missed, so we will help your family get the compensation they need to move on.

  1. What Do You Do If You Are Injured in a Truck Accident?

Because of our reputation in trucking litigation, Pam Olsen has decades of experience handling these types of cases.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, know that you’re not alone. In Ocala, Florida, there is help available. Call Pam Olsen at 352-329-1777 for a free, no-obligation consultation.


About the Author

Pam Olsen

Ms. Olsen has practiced law since 1992. During her law school education and throughout career she knew, if it is not about people, she is not interested. Everything about people interests Ms. Olsen from the simple details of living to the most profound. She began her law career in a skyscraper in downtown Miami representing corporate interests. Within a VERY short time, Pam knew that side of the things in the world was not for her.

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