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Common Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents

Many tractor-trailers weigh 20-30 times as much as cars. As such, they often leave devastation in their wake in the event of an accident.

Sometimes, such devastation results in permanent injuries. Below, our Los Angeles trial attorneys discuss the injuries that commonly result from truck accidents.

Truck Accidents Often Cause Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are those that forever prevent a victim from returning to their life as it was before the injury. They are often permanent in nature and require life-long medical care.

Catastrophic injuries that often result from truck accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Paralysis (quadriplegia and paraplegia)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Coma and vegetative states
  • Severe burn injuries
  • Injuries requiring amputations
  • Wrongful death

Such devastating injuries often throw victims into financial turmoil, as their need for surgeries, therapies, and medications is not optional. And, sadly, some truck accident victims do not get the care they need because they cannot afford it.

This is where an experienced personal injury attorney comes into play. Working with a qualified attorney greatly increases your chances of recovering the compensation you need to pay for your sudden medical bills and lost wages.

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our Los Angeles trial attorneys know how to protect your rights against large trucking companies and their insurers. We will take the matter out of your hands while you focus on recovering from your injuries. We have a track record of success in cases like these, including the following case results:

  • PASCUA/WHITE V INDUSTRIAL ASPHALT: Negligence arising from improper truck maintenance resulting in multiple wrongful deaths. Result: $14.4 million
  • CUETO V BRAUN: Tractor-trailer vs. automobile collision resulting in the amputation of the left arm and traumatic brain injury to a 47-year-old man. Result: $7 million

We encourage you to contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP today to learn about your options. Call (866) 634-4525 to schedule a free consultation.

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