For thousands of people involved in Maryland traffic collisions each year, the odds of being injured to some extent can be quite high; however, for the majority of individuals who do find themselves in the hospital after a car, truck or motorcycle crash, their stay will be relatively short. Unfortunately, there are always exceptions. As commercial trucking injury lawyers, Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, understands that a percentage of those hurt in roadway collisions will indeed suffer great pain and serious bodily injury as a result of a trucking-related crash.
From broken bones, lacerations and contusions to even more serious compound fractures, internal injuries and severe burns, the range of potential physical problems and medical conditions arising from a traffic collision can be quite wide, especially in cases of road accidents involving passenger cars and large commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Closed-head injuries and spinal cord damage is a distinct possibility during a collision from a fully-loaded 18-wheel semi or large box-type delivery truck. At beltway or interstate speeds, the potential for tragic outcomes is only amplified.
Whether a crash takes place in the Rockville, Bowie, Annapolis or the Washington, D.C., area, high-speed roadway wrecks involving heavy commercial vehicles and smaller passenger cars can be devastating. Even some low-speed collisions between automobiles and larger CMVs can send a victim to the emergency room with complaints of back or neck pain. As Maryland commercial truck accident lawyers, our legal staff is ready to assist victims of traffic collisions and their families recover damages for medical treatment resulting from negligent road wrecks.
The chances of a head or back injury brought about by a trucking-related traffic accident can be quite high due to the large forces at play during a car-truck collision. When two cars collide with each other the forces are more or less shared between the two vehicles; however, when a large CMV strikes a much smaller family sedan, minivan or even a substantial-looking sport utility vehicle, the occupants in the passenger vehicle typically experience the brunt of the crash energy.
The human body is an amazing mechanism, but it was never meant to receive the impact energy of a typical interstate traffic accident. The human body is also very flexible, but this doesn’t mean that it can handle the near-instantaneous and violent motions imparted by a road accident. Being subjected to unnatural and typically injurious motion during a car-truck collision can adversely affect the structures and tissue in an accident victim’s neck and back.
As Baltimore trucking accident lawyers, the legal team at Lebowitz & Mzhen possesses the training and skills to help innocent victims who have suffered serious spine and head-related trauma due to a negligence-related traffic wreck. We understand that certain vulnerable areas of the human body can be permanently damaged in these kinds of serious roadway wrecks. Not surprisingly, back-related injuries are some of the more frequent complaints following a serious car-truck impact.
There are many types of back-related injury -- compressive fractures, spinal disc injury and spinal cord damage are three of the more common ones. Even a traffic accident that seems insignificant can result in some degree of spinal cord injury, the effects of which can have a profound impact on other important functions throughout the rest of the body, possibly for years to come. Disc injuries and compression fractures may appear at first to be simple, treatable conditions; however, it should be remembered that any injury to the spine can prove to be life-changing in nature.
Herniation of the spinal discs -- the small, spongy structures that separate an individual’s vertebrae -- can result in severe pain for the victim of a commercial trucking accident. Even with compressive fractures -- the tiny crack that is formed in one or more vertebra -- can translate to temporary or even long-term pain, as well as numbness in the arms or legs and even muscle weakness. Depending on the extent of an accident victim’s injuries, the potential for serious long-term consequences can exist. In fact, some extreme cases of compressive spine fracture have been known to cause deformation or collapse of the vertebrae, thus affecting the ability of the individual’s spine to adequately or properly support the rest of his or her body.
The attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen do indeed understand the physical pain and discomfort -- not to mention the potential financial stress -- that can affect many victims of commercial trucking collisions. Our firm believes that innocent victims of traffic-related collisions should not have to bear the entire weight of their medical care resulting from the negligent actions of another individual.
As professional trucking injury attorneys, our experienced legal team knows that back and neck injuries can mean long-term -- even life-long -- chronic pain and physical discomfort. Hence, the monetary awards we pursue on behalf of our clients can vary widely based on the severity of the individual injuries and the outcome of any particular trial. Whether a personal injury lawsuit is based on severe spinal fracture, herniated or slipped discs, or other more serious spinal cord damage, the responsible party(s) should be held liable for the victim’s medical and therapeutic treatments necessitated as a result of the roadway crash.
Our personal injury law firm is ready and willing to help those individuals who have experienced closed-head trauma, neck- and back-related injuries and spinal cord damage from a commercial trucking collision. Whether through basic carelessness, or because of a thoughtless or outright negligent action, our legal team is prepared to pursue the responsible parties for our injured clients.
If you have suffered spinal cord damage or other related injury as a result of a trucking-related collision in Maryland or the District of Columbia, we are ready to offer assistance. Our attorneys have experience working with insurance carriers to secure financial recovery for our clients’ past, present and future medical expenses related to a serious truck accident. Please contact our law offices at (800) 654-1949 to set up your free, no-obligation consultation; or email either Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen to arrange for a meeting to discuss your case.