Truck accidents can cause horrific injuries and in many cases, death. For those that are not killed in the crash, many have long lasting injuries that require extensive medical care. Many injured victims that retain our services have lived in a hospital for weeks or months and have injuries that may never be completely healed. To add to death or injuries, many insurance companies give low offers on claims or stall in an attempt to get clients to settle quickly for any amount of money they can get.
When accidents happen and an insurance company is not following through, The Derrick Law Firm will fully investigate the accident and the truck's maintenance records as well as determine a value of your case based on the facts of the accident and the depth of a client's injuries before sending a demand to the insurance company.
Some of the most common injuries seen from truck accidents include the following:
Back and Neck Injuries
These are some of the most common injuries seen in motor vehicle accidents including tractor trailer crashes. The neck and back are critical for movement and daily activities and can have long term effects on injured parties.
Head injuries or head trauma can cause a wide range of issues that can be life-altering. Often times symptoms do not occur until after the accident. Things like headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion, vision problems and other symptoms can be indicative of a head injury. Some head trauma causes cognitive issues and/or motor skill loss. Some people are not able to fully recover after suffering a brain injury.
Because tractor trailer trucks are bigger, heavier, and more powerful than most vehicles, their impact can cause many broken bones for victims.
Lacerations and Bruises
Many accidents can cause cuts and bruises that leave long lasting scars.
The impact from tractor trailer accidents can often cause blunt force trauma to internal organs like the liver, spleen, bladder, etc... If ruptured or significantly injured, these organs can be difficult to repair.
Seat Belt Injuries
In South Carolina, it is against the law to ride or drive without wearing a seat belt. While seat belts can protect passengers in many situations, there are times when a seat belt can cause injuries, much like whiplash.
**Please obey the law and always wear your seat belt.**
Spinal Cord Injuries
Accident injuries to the spinal cord are often especially devastating because they can lead to paralysis. Anyone that sustains an injury in a truck accident should get medical attention as soon as possible because damage is not always apparent.
It may come as no surprise that tractor trailer truck accidents can be deadly. Truck accidents are 10 times more likely to kill you than crashes with other cars.
Have You Been Injured In A South Carolina Area Truck Accident?
If you or a loved one was injured in a commercial truck accident in South Carolina, our experienced truck accident lawyers are ready to help right away. Contact us online, or call our Conway, South Carolina office directly at 843.484.0707 to schedule your free consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.