Common TBIs After a Tractor Trailer Accident: Explained by Our Trucking Accident Lawyers in Pennsylvania
Motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks are different than any other type of motor vehicle crash. This is because trucking accidents involving large commercial vehicles such as semi-tractor trailers, big rigs, 18 wheelers, flatbeds, and other box trucks generate significant momentum and force upon impact due to their heavy weight, even at a low speed. But it is the high-speed collisions that often result in the most catastrophic personal injuries like traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that there are approximately 2.5 million TBI-related emergency department visits each year in the United States, with motor vehicle crashes being the second leading cause. Here at Ostroff Injury Law, our experienced trucking accident lawyers in Pennsylvania know just how debilitating and dangerous these types of injuries are after a big rig crash.
We also know how common 18 wheeler wrecks really are in the United States and in Pennsylvania. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), each year there are roughly 110,000 injuries and nearly 5,000 wrongful deaths in trucking accidents throughout the United States. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation statistics reveal our state alone has over 7,000 injury-causing crashes each year involving heavy trucks. Further, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ranks Pennsylvania as the fifth highest in fatal trucking accidents.
If you or a loved one have suffered serious personal injuries after a box truck wreck, or if a loved one was wrongfully killed, call our experienced trucking accident lawyers at Ostroff Injury Law to learn how we can help you during a FREE consultation. Victims of any motor vehicle crashes, especially involving traumatic brain injuries after a trucking accident, cannot hire just any personal injury lawyer but need skilled representation like us. With over 25 years of experience and over 25,000 accident victims helped, Ostroff Injury Law is the skilled and experienced choice that victims and their families need—especially after a TBI. Call (800) 818-8148 to schedule a FREE consultation to learn how we can help you.