Every day, lives are turned upside down as a result of large truck collisions and it is crucial for you to recognize the prevalence of these accidents whether you operate a large truck or drive any type of vehicle. Sadly, many truck drivers get behind the wheel even though they are struggling with fatigue, while some drink alcohol or drive too fast and fail to pay attention to traffic safety guidelines. 

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, large truck crashes increased by 9 percent from 2016 to 2017. However, truck crash fatalities decreased from 2005 to 2017. 

How do large truck wrecks disrupt victims’ lives?

When a large truck crash occurs, victims are especially likely to sustain massive injuries due to the size of large trucks and many lose their lives. Even when large truck wrecks do not result in fatalities, the myriad of consequences that victims endure are significant. Often, those struck by a truck driver have to miss work because of injuries and emotional battles such as depression and anxiety are also common. Financial problems are also common, such as lost wages and medical costs. 

How can you restore hope after a large truck crash?

In the wake of a large truck wreck, many victims lose hope. However, you need to stay positive and many victims are able to restore their sense of hope by holding negligent truck drivers accountable in the courtroom. Not only does litigation help many victims receive the resources they need to move on, but it also provides a sense of justice. Also, look into healthy and constructive outlets for your negative emotions, such as picking up a new hobby or turning to family members for support.