Recovering after an accident with a truck

Semi-truck drivers bear a lot of responsibility on public roadways. They’re responsible for hauling multiple tons of truck and cargo across the country, and a large burden falls on their shoulders to keep themselves and everyone around them safe from harm.

Unfortunately, thousands of trucking accidents occur each year.

An accident occurring between a semi-truck and a small passenger vehicle can be more serious than accidents occurring between two smaller vehicles of comparable size. For motorist who survive the collision, the injuries are sometimes severe, requiring ongoing therapy and treatment.

Prepare for your journey to recovery

Beyond the physical injuries, the emotional and psychological impact can also be devastating. Some people develop issues like anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder after a truck collision.

The road to recovery can be lengthy. Here are a few ways to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible:

  1. Follow-up care is important. Make sure to schedule check-ups to make sure that any injuries you’ve sustained are properly healing and fully treated. Fully healing can take years, in some cases.
  2. Schedule an appointment with a therapist. Sometimes, when the shock of the incident wears off, the mental health struggles can begin to sink in. It’s good to be prepared for their possible onset.
  3. Keep good records. Record accounts of the aftermath of the accident, all pain you experience, and tell a doctor if any new pain or patterns of sensation arise.
  4. Don’t go through your experience alone. If emotional disturbances persist, find a support group to help you process your trauma.

Work with a lawyer to make sure you get as much coverage from your insurance provider as possible. The process of recovery may be long, but with resilience and a careful approach, you can prevent extra stress from keeping you down.