Recovering for Broken Bones in Truck Accidents
Suffering broken bones in a truck accident can have long term impact
When you get into a truck accident, injuries happen. Even if it isn’t a catastrophic injury, you may suffer broken bones that impact your life for long after the accident. You might consider it fortunate to just suffer broken bones, but these are serious too. If you’ve been in a truck accident and broken a bone, you should seek medical and legal help afterward.
Broken Bones Are Serious Injuries
Some truck accidents leave far worse injuries. A semi truck that hits another vehicle, especially at highway speeds, can be deadly. Suffering a totaled vehicle and permanent injuries is not unusual. Even if you feel lucky to only break a bone, this is a significant injury. It requires time to heal and recover, sometimes expensive medical treatment, and adjustments to your lifestyle in the meantime.
Broken bones also cover a large span of injuries. A hairline fracture may be difficult to even see in an x-ray, and require a relatively short recovery period. A shattered arm or leg has a significantly greater impact, one from which you may never fully recover. Any of these injuries will affect your life, and if the truck driver is at fault, you have a right to recover damages.
Most of the time, the truck driver’s or trucking company’s insurer will contact you quickly to offer a settlement. This may be tempting, as you want to move on quickly from the accident. Before you accept, though, you should meet with your doctor and with an experienced accident attorney. The insurer will want to pay as little as possible, and may leave out some categories of damages:
- Follow-up medical bills
- Replacement transportation
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Physical therapy
A single settlement payment may only begin to cover some of these costs and keep you from the recovery you are entitled to receive. If you have been in a truck accident, contact Eisenberg Law office online or at (608)256-8356 to get the help you deserve.