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Is It True That Truck Accidents Have Higher Injury Rates Than Any Other Accident?

Accidents involving large commercial trucks can be incredibly scary. This is particularly the case because of the size and weight of these vehicles. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we have vast experience helping clients who have been injured in these incidents. Here, our Philadelphia truck accident lawyers want to discuss the types of injuries that occur in these incidents and how truck accidents occur. We are dedicated to helping injured clients recover the compensation they need.

Truck accidents result in more severe injuries

According to data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were 7,336 total heavy truck crashes during the latest reporting year across the Commonwealth. Out of these incidents, there were 118 fatalities and thousands of injuries. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, it should come as no surprise that accidents with commercial trucks commonly result in much more severe injuries than those that occur in a traditional vehicle versus vehicle collisions.

At the Dan Doyle Law Group, it is not uncommon for our Philadelphia truck accident attorneys to help clients who have sustained the following:

These incidents also regularly lead to extensive pain and suffering for victims. In many cases, a truck accident victim is disabled or severely disfigured due to the injuries they sustain. It is not uncommon for these victims to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Large truck accidents are certainly not the most common type of collision on the roadway. However, when these crashes do happen, serious injuries are much more likely to occur. As a result of these injuries, truck accident victims will be more likely to miss work and lose valuable income. Victims may also need extended physical therapy or rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery. All of this can put victims and their families in serious financial jeopardy.

We can help you through this

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation if the incident was caused by the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company. Let the Dan Doyle Law Group get to work investigating your case immediately. Our goal is to secure any compensation you are entitled to, which can include:

  • Any medical expenses related to the truck accident
  • Lost income if you are unable to work
  • Physical therapy or rehabilitation expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

Our team will even pursue punitive damages in cases of gross negligence, and we are not afraid to take on major insurance carriers on your behalf. When you need a Philadelphia truck accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation of your case.