Are drivers vulnerable around large trucks?

By comparison, people who drive a standard-size car are more vulnerable on the road than people who drive semi-trailer trucks for a living. So, when a passenger vehicle is involved in a crash with a large truck, it is likely that the driver of the passenger vehicle will sustain an injury.

Why truck accidents happen

Accidents happen all the time, and largely occur because of these overarching factors:

  • Driver error
  • Equipment issues
  • Bad road conditions

Possible resulting injuries

Given the force of the impact of colliding with a large truck, the wounds that result can be severe. The most common injuries in people involved in a truck crash include:

  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations and bruises
  • Wrongful death

The aftermath

Some people can make a full recovery from these injuries. However, some will experience life-altering effects. Some may no longer be able to work to support themselves, need regular medical treatment, or they may experience prolonged mental and physical suffering.

If a negligent truck driver injures another motorist, they could be eligible for compensation through a personal injury claim. If you believe that you or someone you know has endured needless suffering because of another’s carelessness, a personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal options.