Large trucks are a common sight on both freeways and streets in San Diego. While truck drivers are required to understand how to operate such a heavy vehicle safely, accidents do still occur. Along the 15 and 805 freeway, truck accidents are quite common. Because of the size of the truck, a truck injury can have devastating consequences to a motorcyclist. Find out more about what to expect after a truck accident including what damage may be available to you.
Truck Accident Injuries
As we have mentioned many times, a motorcyclist is extremely vulnerable because of the lack of protection a rider has on a bike. This lack of protection can lead to serious injuries. For example, if you are struck by a truck, you can be thrown from your bike, causing severe head and body trauma. In addition, you may find yourself trapped under a big rig truck or the trailer may overturn, crushing you or your bike. These situations can all cause severe injuries and even death in some instances.
Damages Available After a Motorcycle Accident
Damages seek to compensate you for loss you suffered because of the accident. Depending on your injuries you may be eligible to receive a variety of damages. For example, after a truck accident you will likely have many medical expenses. Therefore, damages for medical expenses may be available. In addition, if you missed work because of the injuries you sustained in the accident, you can receive damages for lost wages. Damages are also available for pain and suffering. We will be able to discuss damages with you more thoroughly after learning more about your case.
We know you may be confused following a serious motorcycle accident. Our San Diego motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help if you or a loved one are injured in a truck accident. Our team offers a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your case and help you determine what you should do next. In California you have a limited time to file a personal injury claim. Therefore, call (619) 781-1360 or visit our website to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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