In 2012, 135 large truck accident fatalities were reported in Texas alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While fatal large truck wrecks are a serious concern, these accidents also cause a large number of injuries as well. In Dallas, and across all other parts of the state, it is worth pointing out that injuries can destroy the lives of victims in a myriad of ways. From interfering with a victim’s ability to work to causing an incredible amount of physical pain, there is a wide range of potential problems that can come along with a truck collision, even if those involved are fortunate enough to stay alive.
During 2009, there were 60,000 large truck collisions that caused injuries, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. However, this figure increased by 62 percent during 2015. For many of the victims of these wrecks, and even their loved ones, nothing can restore a sense of normalcy. Victims may struggle with a wide range of serious problems that get in the way of daily life, such as immobility, pain, and lost wages as a result of missing work. In some instances, victims are able to move forward with legal action and obtain the help they need to provide peace of mind, but this does not always make up for the hardships they have had to endure.
Unfortunately, some truck drivers and the companies that employ them fail to watch out for innocent lives. When they are held accountable, future suffering brought on by a crash is less likely, in many instances.