Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck collisions happen every day all across the United States. On average, there are about 97 large truck crashes that happen daily. Often, these types of accidents have devastating consequences that can change someone’s life drastically.
Because of the difference in size and weight between your standard tractor-trailer and your standard passenger car, it is easy to see why the occupants of the passenger car suffer the most severe injuries in a collision. We put together a list of some of the most common types of truck accident injuries.
Head and Brain Injuries
Some of the most common injuries caused by crashes with large trucks are to the head and brain. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) include concussions, head trauma, and lacerations to the face or scalp. A traumatic brain injury is a physical injury to the brain. Often there is a need for special testing to show the damage done to the brain after a collision with the truck. Some symptoms of a TBI can include headaches, memory problems, mood disorders, difficulty sleeping, and difficulty concentrating. While these entries are often invisible to the naked eye, they can have serious consequences and wreak havoc on someone’s life.
Back and Neck Injuries
Often, the impact between a tractor-trailer and a passenger car is enough to cause fatalities. Fatalities are sadly a common thing that happens in one of these crashes. Those who survive these trucking accidents are often left with muscle strains, tendon injuries, and ligament injuries. They can also suffer damage to the soft tissues of the back and neck. In between the vertebrae are discs which are rigid cartilage cushions with the gel-like substance inside. They are the shock absorbers between the bones and the spinal column and when injured, they can leak, bulge, and become fully herniated.
It is common for victims of a collision between a tractor-trailer and a passenger car and up with broken bones. Not all fractures heal without help, meaning sometimes their expensive surgeries to repair them. In certain cases, such as the compound fracture, the bone punctures the skin and becomes exposed can add to the risk of infection, nerve damage, and permanent deformity if they are not treated quickly. Often times, even with the best of care, a broken bone will tend to show that one point was broken.
In an accident, there are many things that could cause lacerations. It could be anything from glass, sharp metal, hard plastic interiors, cell phones, or even cups. Facial lacerations are often the most severe because they are visible and because the head and face are exposed the most during an accident. These lacerations can take a long time to heal and often leave scars.
We know that a truck accident is terrifying, and it is why we suggest reaching out to a truck accident lawyer for support like our friends at the Therman Law Offices.