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Common Injuries in Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving commercial trucks tend to result in severe and catastrophic injuries, more so than accidents that only involve cars. In fact, according to the National Institute of Traffic and Highway Safety, accidents that involve commercial trucks are more likely to cause severe injuries or death than accidents between cars. There are many causes of truck accidents and most involve human error or reckless driving, such as speeding. If you were injured in a truck accident that was caused by reckless or negligent actions, you must hire an experienced truck accident attorney to represent you and help you recover compensation.

Continue reading to learn about some of the most common injuries sustained in accidents involving trucks:

  • Neck and back injuries: These injuries can range from minor to more severe and debilitating, preventing a person from performing daily tasks or returning to work.
  • Fractures and broken bones: Given the force with which a truck can strike, these types of collisions also result in severe fractures and broken or crushed bones.
  • Traumatic brain injuries: Brain injuries are common in truck accidents and can either be life-changing or fatal. Unfortunately, the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are not always immediately apparent after an accident. It is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible to address any potentially severe conditions that might arise. Some signs and symptoms you should watch out for include blurry vision, nausea, confusion, and loss of motor functions.
  • Internal damage: In a truck collision, blunt trauma can cause internal bleeding to the spleen, bladder, pancreas, kidneys, and liver, all of which are challenging to treat.
  • Severe cuts and lacerations: In a truck accident, lacerations are more severe than simple cuts. These types of injuries can result in massive, unsightly scars that are unable to fully heal.
  • Spinal cord damage and paralysis: Spinal cord damage can either be partial or complete and can potentially result in total paralysis. Spinal cord injuries can also cause a number of other health complications, including bladder problems, bowel dysfunction, and neuropathic pain.

The injuries sustained in truck accidents are often so severe that they ultimately result in death. If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, you need to hire a wrongful death attorney to help you hold the responsible party liable.

Speak with an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney

If you were injured in a truck accident, contact the knowledgeable team at Dean Law Firm in Texas for the representation you deserve. Our team has over two decades of experience and will use to your advantage.

Call our team today at (432) 214-8125 to schedule a complimentary case review with one of our truck accident attorneys.