Common Truck Accident Injuries
Injuries From a Truck Accident
Commercial trucks are heavier and bigger than anything else on the road; this can cause a whole host of issues when it comes to accidents and their requisite injuries.
When a truck accident occurs, it is going to cause much more damage than a regular passenger vehicle. Truck accident injuries are often more severe than those suffered in a car wreck.
Truck Accident Injuries can be severe, and life-altering if they do not end up in death.
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you will need to contact a Personal Injury Attorney to help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Our attorneys represent the victims of truck accident injuries. The most common injuries that we see include the following:
Head and Brain Injuries
Head trauma in a semi truck wreck can result in brain injury, which can be life-threatening or leave the victim with lifelong problems. Brain injuries can occur even without a direct trauma to the head.
A severe whiplash injury can result in head trauma. Sometimes these injuries are not always apparent immediately following the accident; symptoms can develop after a few days.
It is always important to seek immediate medical care after being involved in a truck crash. Some people will never be the same after suffering from a head or brain injury.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The impact in a truck wreck can damage the bones, muscles, or nerves in the spinal cord. This may lead to partial, temporary, or complete paralysis of multiple parts of the body. Even if the injuries are not permanent, they can cause severe pain and rehabilitation is often required for recovery. Most of the injuries will require imaging such as x-ray or an MRI scan to diagnose properly.
Back and Neck Injuries
Back and neck injuries are prevalent in any accident. However, in a truck accident, they are usually very serious. Injuries to these parts of the body can lead to debilitating pain and paralysis when damaged severely. Back and neck injuries that are critical can prevent the victims from returning to work and their daily activities.
Seatbelt and Airbag Injuries
Seatbelts are necessary tools that save the lives of many people who are involved in an accident. However, they can also cause injuries during the collision.
Seatbelts confine the chest and abdomen while the airbags deploy with enough speed to strip the skin off of the driver's hands and cause blunt force trauma to the head. It is possible to sustain injuries to the chest, neck, and back when the accident causes the airbag to deploy.
The blunt force trauma of a truck accident combined with physical stresses the body is exposed to during the impact such as the airbag and seat belt can cause blunt abdominal trauma. These injuries can involve the spleen, liver, bladder, kidneys, and pancreas.
They can be very complicated to treat and lead to life-long problems and limitations.
Unfortunately, the severity and damages that are involved in truck accidents can often lead to wrongful death.
Many lives are claimed when a commercial truck crashed into a regular passenger vehicle. Depending on the speed and the type of impact it is not uncommon for the vehicle driver to lose their life because of the impact.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
If you were involved in a truck accident that was caused by the other driver's negligence, you will need a personal injury attorney to help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys have been helping the victims of truck accidents obtain the benefits they deserve for many years. We understand the complicated legal system and will be able to handle your case.
Truck Accidents often causes severe; life-long injuries, you should not be left with life-long debt because of someone else's negligent driving.
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