Injuries in DC truck accidents can be minor but frequently, the occupants of vehicles that are smaller than the truck will sustain serious injuries. Injuries that result in debilitating a victim for the rest of their life and injuries that result in fatalities are unfortunately common. When someone is injured in an accident, it is important that they seek medical care as soon as possible. It is important to do this in the interest of getting treatment for their injuries but also as a documentation of injuries in the event that the victim needs to file for compensation through a personal injury case. If you or someone you love sustained injuries during a truck accident in Washington DC or in the surrounding areas, it may be in your best interest to enlist the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer who is licensed to practice in DC and the surrounding areas.
Compensation for DC Truck Accidents
When someone is injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, or reckless or malicious behavior, they may be entitled to compensation. When someone is in an accident involving a truck in DC, he or she may be entitled to compensation regardless of whether it was with a commercial truck driven by a professional driver, or a truck that is privately owned and operated by a private citizen with a regular driver’s license. Reasons that truck accident victims and their families seek compensation include but are not limited to:
- Emergency services bills
- Medical bills
- Hospitalization bills
- Medication and treatment costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of childcare
- Loss of household management and upkeep
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
- Burial or cremation expenses
- Loss of consortium (spousal support)
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of sibling companionship
- Pain and grieving
- Costs to repair or replace damaged property
Many people who are injured in truck accidents are not aware of the actual and potential costs that have been and will be a result of their accident. Many truck accident victims and their families, do not have the time and resources (and oftentimes the ability) to effectively get the compensation that they are entitled to.
Truck Accident Injuries
Although there are countless different kinds of injuries that people involved in truck accidents can sustain, there many injuries that commonly occur as the result of truck accidents. Even if an injury feels or seems relatively minor, a truck accident victim whose injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence (or reckless or malicious behavior) did nothing to deserve to be hurt. This is one of the many reasons that a truck accident injury victim should pursue compensation for their injuries. Common injuries that are the result of truck accidents include but are not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament, strains, sprains and tears
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts, lacerations and deep wounds
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of limbs
The above is only a list of common injuries and the information contained in this article is not intended to be legal advice. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury during a truck accident in DC or the surrounding areas, or if someone you love has died because of this, you may find it helpful to discuss your situation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
For a free case consultation and evaluation of a DC truck accident, contact Cohen & Cohen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.