When you are driving along in Spalding County and you pass a semi-truck, chances are you are not worrying too much about that truck. However, one careless mistake by the truck driver can change everything. You become part of the statistic that one person is injured in a truck accident every sixteen minutes.
After a truck wreck, you may be overwhelmed, scared, and left with questions of how you will recover from your injuries and pay for any treatment you might need. Griffin truck accident attorney Charles Scholle and the team at Scholle Law can provide answers to your questions and give you the legal guidance and action you need in this frustrating time.
By hiring a lawyer as soon as possible, you can make sure that you begin getting the proof you need to build your case right away. After you hire an attorney, they will conduct a thorough investigation of what caused your injuries. They will talk with people who saw the accident happen, and may also visit the scene of the accident to see what happened firsthand.
Perhaps the most relieving service a good personal injury lawyer provides is dealing with the insurance company calls for you. They make sure that insurance companies do not confuse you into settling the case prematurely while you are in what is most likely a physically and emotionally vulnerable state. Instead, the lawyer will obtain all the medical evidence from the doctor to find out the extent of your injury and how much compensation you should receive.
If you have been the victim of a large truck accident, you can get help from an attorney who will devote the time and effort to fight for your legal right to compensation. Call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Griffin truck accident lawyer.
Common Injuries After a Collision with a Semi Truck
Consider this: Your car probably weighs around 4,000 pounds. A fully loaded semi truck, on the other hand, weighs up to 80,000 pounds – 20 times heavier. Basic physics tells us your smaller vehicle does not stand a chance against such a massive truck. These kinds of wrecks can result in catastrophic, and sometimes fatal, injuries, such as:
The spinal cord is a thick cord of nerve tissue contained and protected by our spines and vertebrae. It serves as the brain’s control and communications center and can perform many basic physical functions without consulting the brain at all. When it is injured, communications with the brain are lost, sometimes forever, which can cause paralysis.
Injuries caused by impact or trauma to the head or brain can result in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some head trauma and brain trauma cases require extensive future medical care that could last the lifetime of the injury victim. At the very least, anyone involved in a trucking accident that is experiencing headaches should see a doctor to rule out a concussion or something more serious.
Fires are often a consequence of serious motor vehicle accidents. It only takes a short amount of exposure to extreme heat or flames to cause significant burn injuries. Burn injuries can require extensive medical care including hospitalization and skin graft surgeries.
Internal bleeding in the abdominal region is not an uncommon complaint for accident victims and is usually caused by seatbelts and airbags. Never assume that these are minor injuries that will heal on their own. It is possible to have internal organ damage, bleeding, or even a collapsed lung and not even know it.
Broken bones from serious truck accidents are not uncommon. These can range from moderate injuries such as broken or fractured ribs to more serious injuries such as broken arms, legs, and injuries of the cervical and lumbar spine.
Scars from burns, lacerations, or post-accident surgeries are common in serious truck accident cases. Many clients will generally speak to a plastic surgeon for a consultation to discuss the possibility of having revision surgery. Even if you decide not to go through with the surgery, it is still a very good way to document the injury and the related damages.
Small children are always at risk of being injured in any accident scenario, including accidents involving large trucks. It is a best practice to make sure that children are always secured in their appropriate seats based on their age, weight, and height.
In cases involving head injuries or other very serious injuries, accident victims can be placed into medically-induced comas, or victims may fall into a coma because of the trauma itself. These types of cases require extensive medical care. They are what we would consider catastrophic injury cases even if the accident victim makes a full recovery.
In Georgia, claims for wrongful death can be brought by the appropriate legal representatives of the deceased party. These types of cases are incredibly complex and involve a significant amount of legal expertise. There are many issues and types of damages to consider after the loss of life due to someone else’s negligence.
Speak to a Griffin Truck Accident Attorney Today
Due to its proximity to Atlanta, semi trucks are a common sight on Spalding County’s roads. Even if you take every precaution to avoid being in a wreck with an 18-wheeler, accidents can still happen. When they do, you need exceptional legal representation from an attorney with a strong track record of successfully recovering compensation from trucking companies and their insurers.
At Scholle Law, we have helped recover millions on behalf of our clients. Our team knows the tricks and strategies used by insurance companies, and we are not fooled by them. Call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Griffin truck accident lawyer.