Car vs. Truck Crashes
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Feb 19, 2013 in Truck Accidents
A statistic provided by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration shows that a person is killed every 16 minutes in the United States as a result of being involved in an accident with a truck.
When a car strikes a truck, or vice versa, damages from the accident often result in serious injuries and extensive property damage. Smaller passenger vehicles generally experience the brunt of the force, due to the size discrepancy between the vehicles.
If you or a family member was injured in a Florida car vs. truck crash due to the negligent actions of another, you may be eligible for financial and legal recourse including; lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses and property damage.
For additional information about the legal rights afforded to accident victims, fill out the Free Case Review form on this page.
Injuries in Car vs. Truck Accidents
It is not uncommon for injuries from a car vs. truck crash to be serious and life-changing. Injuries from a car vs. truck accident tend to be more severe than injuries sustained in a crash between two cars. In most instances, this is due to the fact that a truck has the ability to weight up to 80,000 pounds, where the average passenger vehicle weights approximately 3,000 pounds. Thus, it is easy to understand how a collision between a car and a truck can lead to such severe injuries.
Car/truck accidents can leave accidents victims with critical and sometimes fatal injuries. Listed below are some of the most common injuries sustained in a car vs. truck crash:
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken glass injuries
- Burn injuries
- Concussion injuries
- Internal injuries
- Loss of Limb
- Passenger injuries
- Rib and torso injuries
- Seat belt injuries
- Skull fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Whiplash injuries
- Wrist injuries
If you have been injured in an accident with a truck, it is advised to seek medical attention immediately after the accident. This will not only assure that there are no unseen injuries, but our attorneys may also use these documents to build your case against the negligent driver in the court of law.
Types of Car vs. Truck Crashes
Many trucks travel on Florida’s highways and roads every day. With countless trucks on the road, the chances of being involved in a car/truck crash are higher. There several different types of car vs. truck accidents. Listed below are some common types of accidents that occur in Florida on a regular basis:
- Jackknife truck accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Under-ride accidents
- Brake failure crashes
- Highway crashes
- Blind spot accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Head on collisions
- Reckless driving
- Speeding accidents
- Unsafe lane changing accidents
- Red light collisions
Regardless of the type of car vs. truck accident that you are involved in, Gordon & Partners has the knowledge and resources to handle your legal claim.
Contact a Accident Attorney
After being involved in car vs. truck crash, it’s imperative for accident victims to seek legal guidance from an experienced attorney. Having a knowledgeable attorney on your side can make all the difference when you are trying to recoup the losses from your accident.
At Gordon & Partners, we are dedicated to helping injury victims receive the justice that they deserve. Throughout the years, our personal injury attorneys have helped our clients receive maximum compensation for their injuries.
The law firm is available to assist accident victims with their legal claims throughout South Florida. Gordon & Partners has three convenient office locations in Pembroke Pines, Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart.
A few additional locations we serve include:
- North Palm Beach
- West Palm Beach
- Royal Palm Beach
- Delray Beach
- Boca Raton
- Boynton Beach
If you or loved one has been injured in a car vs. truck accident, contact Gordon & Partners today at 1 (855) 722-2552, where a member of our staff will answer your call and collect the information about your accident, then quickly connect you with one of our auto accident attorneys ready to help you win justice in the court of law.
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