Unfortunately, no matter who is responsible or what caused the accident, the outcome for the crash victim can be painful, financially devastating, and stressful.
Though not always, commercial vehicles can be larger than typical passenger vehicles on the road. Crashes involving large trucks can inflict greater damage to the victim’s passenger vehicle as well as pose a higher risk for serious injuries.
Common Issues Victims Face After a Commercial Vehicle Accident:
- Medical issues such as whiplash, broken bones, physical therapy, etc.
- Mental and emotional distress such as new anxiety or fear of driving, etc.
- Job loss or lost wages
- Permanent injuries or disabilities
- Significant damage or total loss of vehicle
Each of these issues can become incredibly expensive to handle on your own. Medical care is costly (with or without insurance) when you need surgery, rehabilitation, medication, or specialized care. A damaged or totaled vehicle can also mean out-of-pocket costs for temporary transportation, repairs, or a new vehicle purchase. And the lasting physical or emotional trauma can even lead to job loss or lost wages at work, burying you in a deeper financial hole.
When a commercial vehicle accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to assume financial responsibility for all these expenses.
- Negligent or distracted drivers
- Drivers who are texting or using their phone
- Impaired drivers
- Road rage
- Rush hour
- Unsafe vehicles
- Roadway obstacles