Certainly automobile collisions can have horrible consequences, but when a 20,000-pound truck is involved, the results are often catastrophic. These effects range from monetary loss to severe physical injury or death. And while the monetary values of such wrecks are exceedingly high, the more costly losses which are intangible yet compensable involve the horrible pain and suffering, disfigurement, and destruction of lives forever.
The average single injury truck crash costs victims just under $350,000 and when there is a death involved the average cost skyrockets to around $7.9 million, according to the FMCSA. These costs can include unpaid medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages. With the serious injury or death risks and high monetary costs, it is more important now than to do all you can to stay safe on the road.
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