18-Wheeler Accident Injuries Are Often Severe
With the amount of 18-wheelers on Mississippi freeways, drivers of all types need to stay attentive and obey traffic laws to maximize safety. Unfortunately, truck accidents are still prevalent despite safety measures – and drivers and passengers may suffer serious consequences.
At Owen & Owen, we work hard to help our clients recover from those consequences. From physical injuries to property damage, let our experienced personal injury lawyers advocate for you.
18-Wheelers Are Capable Of Immense Damage
Accidents involving large trucks are often more serious than other accidents due to the size and weight of these vehicles. With or without heavy cargo, 18-wheelers need a stronger force than cars to move at the same speed. This force could be enough to total smaller vehicles in a crash. In addition, 18-wheelers have the potential to cause fatal underride accidents, in which a car slides underneath the trailer.
Recovering From The Aftermath Of A Crash
In an accident, the force of a truck can lead to severe damage, including:
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage, which may cause paralysis or loss of sensation
- Amputation injuries and disfigurement
- Burn injuries
- Emotional trauma
- Wrongful death of loved ones
Commercial 18-wheeler accidents are complex for a few reasons, but life-changing injuries are often among the most difficult aspects of these cases. When an accident changes your life temporarily or permanently, Owen & Owen can help you seek full compensation.
Compensation can cover medical bills, vehicle damage, lost income due to taking time off of work, funeral costs for a loved one and more. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience in both negotiation and trial for auto accident claims. We will highlight the extent of your injuries and losses to help you recover as fully as possible.
Get Compassionate, Reliable Counsel
After a major truck accident, we are on your side. As a trusted law firm in Gulfport, Owen & Owen is ready to represent you. Call 228-265-5109 or toll-free at 866-677-3165 or email us to schedule a consultation.