Nationwide, trucks represent 3 percent of registered vehicles but are involved in just over 10 percent of all collisions.
Trucks are extremely dangerous because the size and weight of a large truck makes it essentially a massive weapon on wheels traveling at high speeds. Any truck accident victim may be entitled to compensation, including economic and non-economic damages if the truck was partially, or totally, at fault in the collision.
Economic damages includes out-of-pocket expenses such as medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages may include “pain and suffering” and other psychological issues that can arise after the trauma of a major accident or event.
Remember that you have only 14 days from the time of any accident to seek medical attention. DO NOT speak with any insurance company, including your own, until you seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney in the Polk County area.