If you have been injured by a semi-truck or 18-wheeler that has rear-ended you, then you have a valid claim against the insurance company that insured the semi-truck. There are two sources of fault when there is an accident with a truck that is not your fault. It is either the driver’s fault or the truck company’s fault.
On some rare occasions, there can be a combination of both.
COMMON REASONS FOR SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENTS WHEN THE DRIVER IS AT FAULT:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver inexperience
- Driver inattention
- Driver distraction
- Driver speeding too fast for the conditions
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COMMON REAR-END TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURIES
If you have been rear-ended by an 18-wheeler or semi-truck, chances are you facing serious injuries. These semi-trucks or 18-wheelers are enormous and can cause significant damages. The most common injuries associated with 18-wheeler or truck injuries are:
- Death or wrongful death
- Traumatic brain injuries
- ACL or MCL tears
If you have suffered any of the injuries listed above, the likelihood is not good that these injuries will just disappear. In most instances, you will have to see a medical professional to help you recover. Aside from primary care doctors, the most common kinds of healthcare providers to treat people who have been in accidents with semi-trucks are osteopaths, physiatrists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and physical therapists.
Any of these healthcare providers can render quality care to you and they likely know the appropriate specialist who can treat you if you have been injured by a semi-truck.