Truck accidents often have permanent consequences for victims. Due to the size and weight of trucks, any crash involving one often devastates a smaller vehicle involved—and the people inside it. Below, we discuss five catastrophic injuries that often result from truck accidents.
Traumatic brain injuries result from a bump or blow to the head. Depending on the severity of the blow, a traumatic brain injury may be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Since traumatic brain injuries involve the most complex system in the body, they often have significant side effects, including the following:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Problems with speech
- Difficulty sleeping
Truck accidents are likely to cause whiplash and spinal cord injuries. Severe spinal cord injuries may result in partial or total paralysis. Those who suffer from spinal cord injuries may be unable to work for extended periods of time and may experience intense back pain when performing daily activities.
Many auto accidents result in a fire of some sort. If not that, then the vehicle’s metal often gets hot from the friction and causes severe burn injuries to passengers. While most first- and second-degree burns resolve in a few weeks with treatment, third-degree burn injuries are often permanent and can disable a victim forever.
Broken bones and fractures are some of the most common injuries after truck accidents, due to the blunt force trauma that many victims experience. While many broken bones heal in a few weeks, most complicated fractures (such as compound fractures) may never heal properly.
Sometimes, a limb injury is so severe that the victim must undergo an amputation. This procedure will forever disable the victim and may prevent them from returning to the job they had before the accident. Amputations can also cause significant mental and emotional distress.
At Cunningham Bounds, we understand the devastating consequences of truck accidents, and we make it our mission to fight for the rights of the injured. We have helped countless clients recover the compensation they deserve, and we’re here to help you, too.
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