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Catastrophic Injuries in Trucking Accidents

| Feb 26, 2019 | Catastrophic Injury, Personal Injury, Truck Accidents

Truck accidents frequently result in severe and catastrophic injuries that often require long-term or even lifelong medical care and treatment. Given the nature of these injuries, it is particularly crucial to hire experienced legal representation to ensure the responsible party is held liable. At Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC in Oneonta, our catastrophic injury team will provide the skilled legal advocacy you need to obtain compensation for the injuries you suffered.

Some of the most common truck accident injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Disfigurement and permanent scarring
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Facial contusions
  • Death

Many of these injuries warrant prolonged hospital stays and continued medical care that can include physical therapy, additional medical procedures, and at-home living assistance. Moreover, these injuries might prevent a survivor’s ability to engage in hobbies he or she once enjoyed, return to work, or even take on lighter duties to remain gainfully employed. These damages are all compensable, which is why you must not hesitate to take legal action if you were catastrophically injured in a truck accident.

Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

Much like other motor vehicle accidents on the road, truck accidents are frequently preventable and the result of human error. Below are some of the most common causes of trucking driving accidents:

  • Distracted driving, including texting and driving
  • Reckless driving, including speeding or disobeying traffic laws
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Fatigued driving
  • Not yielding the right-of-way to other vehicles
  • Not using turn signals when changing lanes or turning
  • Changing lanes too abruptly
  • Disobeying the rules and regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

Proving Liability

To obtain compensation for your injuries, it is imperative that you hire an attorney who is experienced in representing truck accident lawsuits since proving liability is often quite complex in such cases. Several parties can potentially be held liable, including the truck driver, the truck driver’s employer, the truck’s manufacturer, the company responsible for maintenance and repairs, and more. With so many potentially liable parties, this situation can easily become overrun with numerous complications and, with so much at stake, you should not risk your chances of recovering the damages you need to move forward and pick up the pieces.

Call Our Oneonta Personal Injury Team for a Free Consultation Today!

Catastrophic injuries often affect both the lives of survivors and their families, creating a ripple effect that reverberates throughout the years. You and your loved ones should not have to bear the financial burden of this tragic event. At Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC in Oneonta, our attorneys will provide the knowledgeable and compassionate legal guidance you need during this difficult time. Our personal injury team has decades of collective legal experience, which will be used to your advantage in pursuit of the compensation you deserve, which will cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

Do not hesitate to reach out to our Oneonta legal team today. Call us at (607) 228-8404 to schedule a free case review with one of our attorneys and learn more about how we can help you.