In most cases, when you are injured by a commercial truck, this is due to the improper handling of the truck. One reason why the truck driver might not properly handle the truck is that it has been improperly loaded. This can make it much more difficult to properly operate the truck.
If the truck driver needs to turn suddenly when his truck is not properly loaded, this can lead to the truck shifting suddenly or can lead to the truck flipping over. Fortunately, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created regulations that govern how a commercial truck must be loaded. However, some truck drivers fail to follow these regulations.
Because the failure to follow regulations can lead to your claim being accepted, you'll want to gather as much evidence as possible to prove that the commercial truck driver did not load the truck properly. Write down everything you can remember about the accident and take photographs of the scene of the accident if you can do so safely.
Make sure to locate the:
- Plate information
- Trailer number
- Photographs of the securements
Any photographs of the securements can be used to show that the truck driver was not following regulations. Also, make sure to show the cargo that was spilled after the accident. Then, provide these photographs to your personal injury attorney so he can more effectively negotiate a larger settlement.
Types of Truck Accident Injuries
One of the most common types of truck accident injuries is a head injury. These types of injuries can be life-altering and will cause headaches, cognitive disorders, vision problems, and slurred speech.
Another common type of injury is a broken bone. This can include spinal injuries which are among the most debilitating injuries you can suffer. A spinal injury can lead to permanent paralysis, at the very least, and can lead to other health problems. Broken bones in general can limit your mobility and cause enough pain that you might struggle to work.
Back and neck injuries can reduce your range of motion and prevent you from performing daily activities. Rib and torso injuries might even lead to broken bones puncturing important organs.
The type of injuries you suffer can lead to expensive medical bills and can also cause lost wages. Your personal injury attorney will help you calculate these damages so you can pay your bills and focus on your recovery.
To learn more, reach out to a local personal injury lawyer.