Truck accidents have a lot in common with car accidents. Both types of accident often occur because of driver negligence on the part of at least one of the parties involved in the collision. Both can also cause one or more of the parties involved to suffer injuries, which can be severe. In some cases, these injuries can be deadly.
Truck accidents and car accidents are not identical, though. Because commercial trucks are so much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles, they can deal a far greater amount of damage to collision victims. Additionally, there are different collision risk factors for commercial trucks, like their larger blind spots and their need for greater following distance. Often, truck accidents occur because drivers fail to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s driving hour requirements.
There are many different types of injury you can suffer in a truck accident. These include:
All of these injuries can have complications, some of which can cause permanent disability or even death. Receiving prompt medical treatment after a truck accident can reduce your chance of facing complications. For example, a cut left untreated can become infected, putting you at risk of suffering from sepsis. Other complications that can follow a truck accident injury include:
Michigan is one of the states that mandates that drivers carry no-fault auto insurance. With no-fault auto insurance, drivers file personal injury protection (PIP) claims with their own insurance providers, rather than with the at-fault parties’ insurance providers, to recover compensation for the following damages:
Filing a PIP claim after a truck accident does not mean you should not work with a lawyer to investigate your claim and determine exactly which insurance coverage comes into play. Your lawyer is your advocate to ensure that you recover the compensation you need to cover your expenses. With a lawyer in this role, you can focus on your physical recovery from the accident.
If you were injured in a truck accident and you are now facing steep financial damages as a result, work with an experienced truck accident lawyer to pursue the monetary compensation you need to cover your damages. To get started, contact our team at Nickola Law today to set up your free legal consultation with us to learn more about your rights and how you can pursue the compensation you deserve.
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