The Devastating Realities of Truck Accident Injuries
With countless large commercial trucks on roadways throughout the country, it is unsurprising that there are hundreds of thousands of truck accidents each year. Many of these accidents result in serious injuries that can leave people with unaffordable medical bills, debilitating pain, and long-term suffering.
At Truck.Law, we represent individuals who have been seriously or catastrophically injured in truck accidents nationwide. Our team of skilled lawyers can help you understand your legal options, including whether you are entitled to file a claim for damages against the truck driver or their employer. If you were injured in a trucking accident, contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
What Are the Most Serious Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents?
The size and weight of large trucks make them extraordinarily dangerous to other motorists. They take longer to stop than a normal vehicle and can easily lose their center of gravity. Unfortunately, truck accidents are rarely minor. They often result in serious, potentially life-threatening injuries or deaths.
The most serious injuries caused by truck accidents include:
- Head and neck injuries - It is not uncommon for truck accidents to cause severe trauma to the head and neck. Traumatic brain injuries, whiplash, and blunt head trauma are some of the most frequently reported injuries after a collision with a truck. Head and neck injuries can be debilitating, causing the loss of motor functions.
- Spinal cord injuries - The forceful impact of the crash can also do damage to your spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries are usually catastrophic, causing permanent harm to a person.
- Amputation - In some cases, a truck accident may cause the loss of a limb or amputation. An amputation can be both physically and mentally scarring.
- Disfigurement - Some injuries, such as deep lacerations, lead to permanent disfigurement. Tragically, many times, truck accidents cause facial lacerations and result in disfigurement to the head and neck.
- Burn injuries - In any truck collision, there is the potential for fire due to combustible materials. Many truck accident victims suffer severe burns over large portions of their bodies.
- Broken bones - While some broken bones or fractures can heal over time, many cause long-term damage. From the stiffening of joints to inadequate healing, broken bones can cause years of torment.
- Internal organ damage - Some injuries are not as apparent, such as when there is damage to the internal organs. Left untreated, these injuries can prove fatal.
Any accident-related injury should be evaluated by a medical professional. Failure to be seen by a doctor after a truck accident can delay your recovery. It is essential to seek medical treatment immediately and continue treatment until advised otherwise by a physician.
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