When a commercial truck collides with your vehicle, it can cause your vehicle to become crushed and the force of the impact can be devastating. As a result, truck accidents can cause injuries to any area of your body. One area of the body that's likely to become injured during this type of accident is the spine.
Whiplash is a common type of injury. Whiplash can occur when a truck collides with your vehicle from behind and the sudden force of the collision injures your spine.
The truck driver might collide with your vehicle because they are distracted, their brakes are defective, or they are driving too close to your vehicle and were not able to slow down in time.
A Broken Vertebrae
You might also suffer from broken vertebrae as a result of the collision. This can lead to serious consequences and will affect areas of your body depending on where the injury occurred. The accident can affect your breathing, bladder control, bowel movements, and your ability to move.
You may experience a loss of movement in your arms and legs. You may lose sensation in your legs. Regardless of the consequences, you will be entitled to compensation for your spinal injuries if your truck accident attorney is able to prove that the commercial truck driver was at fault for your accident.
A truck accident attorney is a legal professional who is specialized in handling truck accident cases. This attorney will know the law regarding these types of cases and will know what to search for when investigating your accident.
For example, if the truck accident attorney is able to determine that the truck driver exceeded the hours of service regulations, they might be able to prove that the truck driver was negligent and was responsible for your accident.
Calculating Your Damages
Once your truck accident attorney is able to prove that the driver was negligent, they will also be able to help you calculate the damages you have suffered. With a commercial truck accident, you'll be dealing with a commercial insurance provider who will have a higher policy limit than what you would expect with an auto insurance policy.
Therefore, you will want to make sure that you work with your attorney to thoroughly calculate all the damages you have suffered as a result of your spine injury so you can maximize your compensation.
Contact a law firm like Aldridge Teasdale PLLC for more information.