Truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries for victims including potential disability, disfigurement and physical and emotional scarring. Truck accidents can be traumatizing and cause serious injuries to truck accident victims largely because of the overwhelming size disparity of trucks compared to the other passenger vehicles they share the roadways with.
A typical, fully-loaded, commercial truck weighs 25 times as much as an average passenger vehicle which can pose extreme dangers for truck accident victims. During 2006, large truck accidents resulted in nearly 5,000 fatalities and 106,000 injuries. Victims of truck accidents can suffer a host of damages including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. In addition, truck accident victims may need help with ongoing medical care and treatment and may suffer lost-earning capacity they also need help with.