Car vs. truck accidents are amongst the most catastrophic and debilitating of any kind of motor vehicle collision. Due to the difference in size, weight, and structure, when a car strikes a truck, or vice versa, the damages tend to be very severe. All Alabama residents must maintain an extra level of awareness while operating their vehicles in close proximity to a large commercial truck of any kind.
According to the World Health Organization, the leading cause of death throughout the world is auto accidents. Unfortunately, many of the collisions occurring are simply unavoidable. However, being aware of the most common causes of car vs. truck accidents and ways in which to increase driving safety will place all Alabama motorists in a better position to safely travel from destination to destination.
At Citrin Law Firm, we take pride in our role in the Alabama community. Through community outreach programs such as the Citrin Safety Foundation, we are able to give back to the community in our effort to reduce distracted driving and thus the frequency rate of auto accidents throughout the state. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car vs. truck crash, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses that you have suffered.
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Car vs. Truck Crash Injuries
When car vs. truck accidents occur, the related injuries are typically devastating. Because the smaller vehicle usually bears the brunt of the blow during the collision, the passenger occupants inside of the car is often at a much higher risk for injury than that of the occupants in the truck. When a crash does take place, it is essential that all of those involved seek immediate medical attention, even in situations where the accident victims believe that they are free from injury
The following are the most common types of injuries suffered from car vs. truck accidents:
- Broken Bones
- Burns and Lacerations
- Head and Neck Damages
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Internal Damage
- Abdominal Injury
Generally speaking, car vs. truck crashes are catastrophic enough to require on-site emergency medical care. However, there are certainly situations where medical staff does not arrive at the scene of the crash. In these situations, it is imperative for all of those involved in the collision to seek immediate medical care to determine if any internal injuries have been suffered. Neglecting to do so may lead to further injury, and in the worst case, death.
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Types of Car vs. Truck Accidents
Car vs. truck collisions occur in a variety of different situations. More often than not, driver error of some kind causes the crash; however, the variance in vehicle size tends to exacerbate any related injuries and property damage. There are many truck-specific accident types that present an extra level of danger for standards cars.
Some of the most common types of car vs. truck accidents include but are not limited to:
- Rollover Accidents
- Highway Crashes
- Jackknife Truck Collisions
- Rear-end Crashes
- Brake Failure Accidents
- Underride Collisions
In addition to learning about different types of collisions, Alabama motorists should be aware that a truck’s blind spot, also referred to as its “No Zone” is rather large. This means that when a smaller vehicle is traveling in close proximity to a large commercial truck, there is a good chance that this vehicle is within the truck’s blind spot. All Mobile drivers must pay attention to whether or not they are in this region, especially during highway travel.
Contact an Experienced Alabama Accident Lawyer
Citrin Law Firm has more than 25 years of legal experience in our time serving the people of Alabama. During this time, we have truly mastered our craft in successfully litigating hundreds of personal injury cases of all kinds. When accident victims come to us seeking help, we understand that these people are under are extreme amount of pressure and stress following their crash. As such, our auto accident attorneys take it upon themselves to go the extra mile in making our clients feel comfortable.
While our team of experienced lawyers works on building a strong case for you, you are able to concentrate on recovery and getting back to normal life. Citrin Law Firm believes that it is our privilege and duty to protect the rights of citizens throughout the state of Alabama.
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