Truck Accident Injuries
While they may not have as much exposure as car accidents, truck accidents and collisions are still a very serious issue and one that you would do well to educate yourself on. There are many serious injuries that can result from a truck accident and we’d like to look at the ways these injuries can affect your life in the wake of an accident.
Your specific injuries will depend on numerous factors including, but not limited to: the weight of the truck that hit you, the speed of the truck that hit you, the angle of the collision, and your overall health. Some of the common injuries that can result from a truck crash include:
- Brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury can occur if your head collides with your skull, if your head hits part of the car, or if an object penetrates the skull and punctures the brain. A traumatic brain injury can result in lasting changes for you. What those changes will be depends on the part of the brain that was hurt.
- Spinal cord injuries. A complete spinal cord injury can leave you paralyzed below the point of injury and the damage may be irreversible. The costs of a spinal cord injury can be staggering, since your medical needs and living expenses may be high and you may be unable to work due to your injury.
- Broken bones. Any bone can break in a crash. Your recovery depends both on the bone that broke and the complexity of the break. Some broken bones will heal relatively quickly with casting and medical care while others may result in long term pain or disability.
- Burns. A truck fire or combustible cargo can cause you to suffer significant burn injuries in a truck wreck. You may require hospitalizations, skin graft surgeries, pain medication and antibiotics to recover. Your recovery may be long and painful, and, despite treatment, you may suffer from a lifelong disfigurement.
- Amputations. You may lose an arm, hand, finger, leg, foot, or toe at the scene of the accident or afterwards due to significant nerve damage or a severe infection. Learning to live without a limb or digit can be physically challenging and emotionally difficult.
- Respiratory injuries. Breathing problems or respiratory issues can occur if your lung collapses because of a truck accident injury or if you breathe in toxic fumes due to the hazardous cargo the truck was carrying.
- Death. Many of the injuries described above and others can result in death. If your loved one has died in a truck wreck, then you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and to recover damages for the irreparable harm that has been done.
Following a serious truck accident, you will likely have a lot on your plate. Doctors’ visits, injury recovery, and simply managing your life. Don’t worry yourself with dealing with the insurance companies, leave that to the skilled personal injury attorneys of Hupy and Abraham and we’ll ensure your rights are protected and your recovery is as smooth as possible. Our attorneys can be reached at 800-800-5678 or online at hupy.com.
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