The numbers are staggering when it comes to truck accident rates. The data shows that In 2014, 3,660 people died in commercial truck crashes and 111,000 people injured in large truck crashes.
The sad fact is that 68% of those injured or that lost their lives were drivers and passengers of vehicles, 16% trucks, 15% motorcycles, bicyclists and or pedestrians.
Truck accidents are one of the more than 2 million injuries that occur per year from accidents. Injuries can range from broken bones, concussions, sprains and whiplash and more serious injuries can occur leaving the victim with high cost medical bills, hospital stays and long term rehabilitation that can take it’s toll on you and your family.
If you have been in a truck accident, don’t take any chances on the severity of your injuries. There are several immediate and important steps that you can take to help yourself.
- If possible, take pictures of the scene of the accident and any injuries that you or anyone with you obtained.
- Obtain an attorney that specializes in injury care so you can be properly represented.
- Call the police
- Stay at the scene even if you think you are fine. You need the police report, it is a necessary legal document to protect you in getting the help and proper support you need if you have been in an accident.
- Seek immediate medical attention. This is key because some injuries, such as whiplash, can take several days or longer to result in symptoms. Don’t guess with your health, get the immediate care even if your symptoms are not fully present.. When you seek proper injury medical attention, this early assessment will help to spot signs of trouble so you can be proactive and reduce your risk of long-term complications.
At Injury Doc, we understand that an accident can impact every area of your life from work and family to your financial well-being. This is why it is important to not only seek the medical care you need but it is also important to obtain independent legal counsel after the accident.
The proper documented medical care paired with legal advice will ensure that you get the care you deserve and your questions answered so you can protect yourself and your family’s financial security while getting back your health.
The team at Injury Doc is here to help you get paired with the injury team you need, contact us today to get started.