Alabama Attorney for 18 Wheeler Accidents Caused by Sidewall Blowouts
When traveling on the highway, you have likely observed the remnants of truck tires strewn along the side of the road. These destroyed tires were probably the result of an 18-wheeler or other large truck blowing a tire. If a truck driver is not adequately trained on how to handle their truck during a sidewall blowout, they will become a danger to other motorists on the road. If you or a family member was injured in a serious 18-wheeler accident, you should consult with an experienced Alabama truck accident attorney today.
The Morrison Law Firm is here to help you file an injury lawsuit against the truck driver and the trucking company that caused you a serious injury. Crashes caused by an 18-wheeler are some of the most dangerous accidents, especially when they collide with a passenger vehicle. Fortunately, you do not have to deal with your injury case alone, call The Morrison Law Firm at (334) 513-1323, or contact us online.
5 Common Injuries After an 18-Wheeler Sidewall Blowout
A truck tire sidewall blowout occurs when the side of a truck tire becomes damaged and explodes. A sidewall blowout can be the result of several actions like a truck driver being dangerously over the speed limit the tires can handle or due to improper maintenance of the truck. A truck driver or trucking company should be held liable for causing a serious accident that could have easily been avoided.
In the United States, 18-wheelers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. With this much weight on a vehicle of that size, even an accident that occurs at a low rate of speed can be dangerous to the occupants of a passenger vehicle that may only weigh about 2,000 to 5,000 pounds. If you suffered any of the following injuries due to an 18-wheeler accident, The Morrison Law Firm is prepared to fight for you.
When a commercial vehicle strikes a passenger vehicle, it is highly likely that a portion of the passenger vehicle will be crushed due to the extreme force. When this happens, the driver and other passengers in the vehicle may have their bones broken or experience other types of crushing injuries. If a vehicle occupant becomes pinned against the car, this can result in even more severe injuries.
The force of a truck accident will also increase the likelihood of a head injury by a person inside a passenger vehicle. A head injury will typically occur if a driver hits their head against the steering wheel or a window in the vehicle.
There are several types of head injuries that a person can sustain due to a trucking accident. For example, a motorist can receive a traumatic brain injury that could even lead to paralysis if it is not properly diagnosed and treated. Signs and symptoms of a head injury often include confusion, vision issues, memory problems, and various other symptoms.
If an 18-wheeler rear-ended your vehicle, there is a high chance that you suffered a back injury as a result. Serious back injuries can result in damage to a person’s spinal cord and leave them with long-term or permanent issues.
Other injuries that can be caused by a rear-end truck accident include whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a person’s head and neck rapidly swing forward and snaps back into place. This injury can cause a loss of range of motion in the affected area and neck pain.
Internal injuries are not easily noticed or treated because a person may not know they sustained an internal injury. This injury usually causes severe damage to a person’s organs which can lead to internal bleeding. If you were involved in a truck accident and you hit the steering column or another hard surface in the vehicle, it is possible that you may have internal bleeding.
Cuts and Lacerations
A serious truck crash will usually cause the windows of a vehicle to shatter and spread debris across the vehicle. If this happens, the occupants of the car will be struck with shattered glass and suffer various cuts and lacerations. If any of this debris enters a person’s eyes, they may also have loss of vision.
This is not an exhaustive list of injuries that our firm handles. We are available to listen to the details of your case and determine the best legal option for you.
Work with Our Alabama Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a family member was injured during a crash with a commercial truck, you should consult with an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer today. Injury lawyer Rick Morrison has represented residents of Alabama for over two decades, and he would be proud to represent you. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your claim, contact The Morrison Law Firm at (334) 513-1323.