Semi-truck accidents are amongst the most dangerous and deadly collisions that can occur on the road. If you’ve been injured in one, you understand how significant the consequences can be. In fact, big-rig accidents can lead to life-changing injuries that are difficult to quantify. Many victims are surprised to discover that the injuries they suffer affect nearly every aspect of their lives, including their opportunities, finances, relationships, health, and more. The following are only some examples of the ways a severe truck accident injury can change your life.
Truck accidents often result in extremely serious injuries that can significantly affect or even curtail your career. Many—if not most—people strongly correlate their careers with who they are and with their standing in the world. Truck accident injuries can keep you from working for a long period of time, require you to change jobs, or even force you to stop working altogether. Permanent injuries can lead to both lost wages that can be tallied and to a diminished sense of accomplishment and purpose that is more difficult to value.
Serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries can alter your personality. The financial, emotional, and physical stress of enduring any serious injury can also take a toll on your disposition. Both these factors can significantly affect your relationships with your family and friends. Additionally, suffering a serious injury can leave you more dependent on family and friends, which can naturally lead to strain in those relationships or a significant shift in roles. Your close relationships undoubtedly play an important role in your sense of security and as those relationships evolve in relation to your accident, the hardships created by your injuries can intensify.
Changes in Your Life Goals
If you were injured in a truck accident, you likely had goals and priorities that you worked toward in your life, your career, and your relationships prior to that incident. Your injuries have likely changed the course of those goals and priorities. In fact, the goals you now strive toward probably focus on your recovery while your former goals have probably been put aside either temporarily or permanently. For many, this represents an emotionally difficult transition.
The injuries you suffer in a truck accident are likely to upend your life in unpredictable ways, and navigating the path back to equanimity is probably going to be difficult. If you’ve been injured in a semi-truck accident, you understand how arduous the recovery process can be and you deserve just compensation.
Contact an Experienced Houston Truck Accident Lawyer Today
If you’ve been injured in a big-rig accident, you need a skilled Houston lawyer who is knowledgeable about the life-altering Injuries that truck accidents often cause. Truck accident cases are complex and quantifying your suffering is one of the most complicated elements. At the law firm of Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, we regularly assist truck accident victims with cases involving life-changing injuries, so please call us at 800-898-4877 today. Your consultation is free, and you won’t pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.