The truck came out of nowhere and blindsided you, sending your car—and your life—spinning out of control in mere seconds. Now you’re left with excruciating pain and mounting medical bills. As you struggle to comprehend what has happened, you can’t help but wonder, “now what?”
Maryland Truck Wreck Means Big Injury
There’s no such thing as a “little” truck accident. When a big-rig is involved, the accident most often results in big injury to the victims. You may be facing:
- Physical Injury
A serious accident may leave you with multiple injuries, such as broken bones, a head injury, or damaged internal organs. Any one of these injuries can leave you in severe pain and will take months to heal.
- Emotional Trauma
In addition to the physical pain, you may be struggling mentally and emotionally in the aftermath of the crash. You may need therapy to help overcome the anxiety left by such a traumatic event.
- Permanent Damage
Despite the best effort of your medical staff, you could wind up with permanent damage, such as a head injury or amputation. You might need to find a new line of work or revamp your home to accommodate your new normal.
It’s All About the Money
You may also be struggling with finances after a Maryland truck accident due to the following:
- Expensive Medical Bills
Just like a serious crash often ends in big injury, a serious injury usually translates to a big medical bill. Even if you have good health insurance, you will likely find yourself owing a sizeable amount out of pocket due to the severity of your injuries.
- Time Off Work
Under normal circumstances, you might be able to work extra hours to earn the additional cash to pay those medical expenses. Unfortunately, if you’ve been seriously injured, you may instead find yourself taking off more time from work, both for the initial recovery and for follow-up doctor appointments and physical therapy sessions.
- Uncooperative Defense
The insurance company may be quick to offer you a settlement, but chances are good that they will not offer you enough, and they may balk at your request for additional compensation. When you find yourself dealing with big injuries and skyrocketing expenses that the defense refuses to pay, it’s time to enlist the aid of a skilled Maryland truck crash lawyer. To set up a free consultation, call our Silver Spring office at 800-875-9700. We also have offices in Rockville and Frederick.