Posted On November 20, 2017 In Truck Accidents
Semi-trucks are the largest and heaviest vehicles on the road. When semi-trucks crash into other vehicles, they may cause multiple fatalities. However, many people also survive truck accidents with catastrophic injuries. These are permanent injuries that make it impossible to maintain gainful employment. Catastrophic injuries after a truck accident may include:
The traumatic nature of a surviving a truck accident may also lead to severe psychological issues. Truck accident survivors can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a debilitating mental health condition that may severely reduce the quality of life. PTSD symptoms include flashbacks, insomnia, panic attacks and severe depression. Accident survivors with PTSD may become withdrawn and unable to provide for themselves or their families.
Catastrophic injuries are financially costly for truck accident survivors and their families. Some individuals with these injuries may require home modifications and rehabilitation services. They will lose their ability to provide income for themselves or their families. When injured motorists or their families file lawsuits after truck accidents, they may be able to secure damages from the responsible parties. Damages from a lawsuit could help pay for lost income, medical expenses, and other costs associated with a catastrophic injury.
The Texas truck accident lawyers at Mike Love & Associates, LLC are experienced at litigating truck accident cases. We can discuss the details of your situation to help you determine whether you could bring a successful claim against a trucking company or other parties.