What are Common Truck Accident Injuries?
It is difficult to comprehend the force and weight involved when a commercial truck comes hurling down the highway toward a passenger car, motorcyclist, biker, or pedestrian. The injuries that result from a collision can be life-altering or even fatal. A serious roadway accident can involve injuries that take time to heal and may cause permanent damage. If the collision is with a truck, more significant injuries become even more likely. Some common injuries that result from serious truck accidents include:
Head and brain injuries: Head injuries that cause immediate nose bleeds, unconsciousness, or disorientation are obvious right away. Some brain trauma is not always detectable at first. Symptoms of head, brain, and spinal cord injuries may take time to develop. Such delayed symptoms include vision problems, headaches, and nausea. In the most extreme cases, head, brain, and spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis, neurological impairment, or death.
Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries result in loss of mobility, function, and feeling. Like brain injuries, spinal cord injuries can result in total or partial paralysis.
Back and neck injuries: Whiplash is a common injury that occurs when the victim’s head is jerked back upon impact in an accident. If the victim is violently jolted, the muscles and bones in the back and neck can be permanently damaged.
Internal injuries: If a victim is rammed, pinned, or crushed in an accident, injuries to internal organs may result. Victims can suffer blunt trauma from the impact that causes internal bleeding that is not immediately obvious. Victims of a serious truck accident should receive tests to ensure that there is no evidence of hidden injuries. Additionally, victims may suffer internal injuries if they are stabbed or sliced with a foreign object.
Fatalities: Victims of trucking accidents may be killed upon impact or may die as a result of the injuries suffered in the accident.
Contact a Turnersville Car Accident Lawyer at the Law Office of Mark S. Nathan If You were Injured in a Truck Accident
The injuries that result from truck accidents can be horrific and life-changing. If you were injured in a truck accident, contact a Turnersville car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Mark S. Nathan who will personally assist you in pursuing financial compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Call us at 856-232-5559 or contact us online for a free consultation today.
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