Experience and Representation in Alabama 18 Wheeler Accidents: Burns and Lacerations

As an Alabama family man and a passionate personal injury lawyer, Stephen Thompson understands the life-changing impacts of a car accident. All too often, these events involve more than just the motorcyclists; the larger the vehicle involved, such as an 18-wheeler, the gravest the injuries they often cause. Among these afflictions, burns and lacerations stand out for their severity and the life-altering consequences they often bring.

Burn Injuries from 18-Wheeler Accidents: Causes and Complications

Burn injuries are a highly common result of accidents involving 18-wheelers. Just the sheer size and weight of these enormous trucks make them a significant fire risk, as any collision with substantial force can ignite the diesel fuel they carry. Moreover, the goods that 18-wheelers transport can also pose risks—chemicals, gases, and other hazardous materials can easily combust in high-impact accidents, leading to extensive burns for those involved. 

Burns come with an array of complications, each dependent on the severity of the burn. First-degree burns, the least severe type, cause only superficial damage to the skin. Second-degree burns go deeper, damaging both the outer and the underneath layer of skin, causing blisters, redness, and swelling. These can lead to infection, sepsis, and even tetanus if not properly treated. 

Third-degree burns, the most serious, reach the deepest layer of the skin and underlying tissues—effects of these burns are significant. They can cause nerve damage, infection, scarring, and possibly loss of the affected body part. The treatment for third-degree burns is often long-term and painful, involving skin grafting, physical therapy, and psychological counseling for trauma.

Lacerations from 18-Wheeler Accidents: Serious Injuries that Demand Action

Besides burns, lacerations are also frequent in 18-wheeler accidents. The overwhelming force of such an accident can easily propel debris, resulting in deep cuts or tears in the skin. Lacerations can lead to rapid blood loss, damage to nerves and muscles, infection, and scarring. Severe lacerations may require surgical repair and physical therapy for recovery.

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Legal Action following 18-Wheeler Accidents in Alabama

If you or a loved one has suffered burns or lacerations from an 18-wheeler accident in Alabama, it’s vital to understand your legal options. As an experienced personal injury lawyer in Alabama, Stephen Thompson focuses on helping car accident victims get the help they need following such harrowing events.

Pursuing a claim against a driver or trucking company could help victims recover substantial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The law can get complicated given the involvement of federal trucking regulations and multiple possible defendants, including drivers, trucking companies, and even manufacturers of faulty truck components. Having an experienced car accident lawyer by your side can make a vast difference.

Car and 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer in Alabama

Stephen Thompson has spent years building a reputation as a reliable, committed, and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Alabama. With a profound understanding of all the nuances associated with bike and 18-wheeler accidents, he is deeply committed to fighting for the rights of accident victims. 

If you're looking for an Alabama car accident lawyer who puts your interests first and works tirelessly, Stephen Thompson stands ready to fight for you. He knows how to navigate the complexities of these cases, from ensuring appropriate medical documentation to countering any attempt by insurance companies to downplay your injuries. His pledge: to help you secure the compensation you rightly deserve to recover and live your life as fully as possible.

Car accidents involving 18-wheelers are traumatizing and can result in severe injuries like burns and lacerations. But with the right legal support, you don't have to endure the aftermath alone. While you focus on your recovery, let Stephen Thompson focus on getting you the justice you deserve; because in Alabama, when it comes to personal injury, Stephen fights for you.

Free Initial Strategy Session

All Initial Strategy Sessions are Free. If you would like to discuss your options, you are invited to fill out one of the Contact Forms. I will attempt to contact you if I think I can help you.

During your Initial Strategy Session, I will asist you in creating a strategy on how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a Car Accident Claim, 18 Wheeler Injury, or, Alabama Workers' Compensation Claim. At your Initial Strategy Session, you will receive the following:

  • First - I will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
  • Based on the information that you provide, I will give you my best advice on both what claims you have, and the next steps you should consider to proceed with your claim(s).
  • If your claim is something that I think I can help you with, I will explain the services that I can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
  • If your matter is something that I do not think I can help you with, then I will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
  • Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unkowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed some light on what you can expect, and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.

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