How a Truck Accident Can Change Your Life

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

How a Truck Accident Can Change Your Life

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

Truck accidents can be incredibly stressful, emotional, and damaging events that could cause numerous ripple effects throughout your life. There are thousands of truck accidents each year, and in 2019, there were 7,000 more large truck crashes than in 2018. Unsurprisingly, it’s also estimated that 107,000 people suffer injuries from being involved in truck accidents annually. 

Even though most truck drivers realize that a trucking accident can change their lives, they often don’t comprehend the full scope of the possible changes a trucking accident can cause. In our article, we will look into how a truck accident can change your life. 

Should you have recently been involved in a truck accident, you can reach out to us at Malman Law, and we will help you build a case. 

The Four Ways A Truck Accident Can Change Your Life

Truck accidents have far-stretching consequences because these accident types tend to be more severe than other auto accidents. Below we have discussed five ways a truck accident can change your life. You might be quite surprised to learn about some of the changes we speak about. 

Emotional Trauma 

Truck accidents usually do more than simply cause property damages, physical injuries, and financial losses. These accidents can cause varying degrees of emotional trauma and emotional damages. Usually, emotional damages are far more likely in truck accidents where injuries are severe. 

For example, those involved in truck accidents could fear driving a truck again or suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Additionally, people involved in truck accidents could also develop various emotional problems due to injuries, financial losses, and loss of a loved one, like anxiety and depression. 


Long Term Physical Injuries 

Your life changes significantly when you sustain long-term physical injuries after a trucking accident. You have to learn how to function in everyday life with the debilitating injuries you have suffered. 

The more serious a truck accident, the more likely you are to have incurred permanent or long-term injuries. A few serious injuries you could suffer from that will affect your life indefinitely are spinal injuries, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, injuries that cause permanent scarring or disfigurement, and loss of limb injuries. 


Short Term Injuries

Like long-term injuries, short-term trucking accident injuries can also disrupt your life and cause you to have to adjust to living with an injury. 

Like long-term injuries, shorter-term injuries can be incredibly cumbersome and painful. You could incur high medical bills, be unable to work, and have to pause your life for days, weeks, or possibly months in certain instances. 

Changes To Your Life Goals

Unfortunately, after a truck accident, you could experience a slew of changes to your life goals if you were injured. Prior to an accident, you likely had various goals surrounding your career, relationships, and life, but you mightn’t be able to achieve the same goals because of your injuries. 

This could involve an incredibly difficult emotional transition as you come to terms with being unable to complete the goals you set out to achieve in the short or long term. If your truck accident injuries were severe enough to derail your life goals forever, this is especially true.

Get In Touch With A Professional Chicago Truck Accident Attorney Today

If you have been injured in a truck accident and have experienced any of the changes we have spoken about in your life because of it, you should speak with a Chicago truck accident attorney. At Malman Law, we know how serious truck accidents can be and realize that the significant changes you experience entitle you to compensation. 

We want to work alongside you to build a truck accident case that can secure you the compensation you deserve to help you cope with your recovery and new way of living. You can speak with us today to receive an obligation-free consultation. 

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by President and Founder, Steven J. Malman who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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