Truck accidents can be catastrophic. Anytime a large truck or semi-truck collides with a car, van, or smaller truck, it can be devastating. Here are some of the most common types of truck accident injuries that you could face if you are in one of these truck accidents.
Back, Neck, and Head Injuries
The most common truck accident injuries involve the back, neck, and head. Back and neck injuries are often the result of force shoving you forward and back while your seatbelt does not allow for much movement. Head injuries usually result when the driver isn’t wearing their seat belt, they are thrown from it, or their head hits the window or side of the vehicle.
Back, neck, and head injuries can be very severe, even if they appear to be minor when they first happen. These injuries are also the most life threatening and the most likely to result in permanent disability.
Broken Bones and Lacerations
If you impact with any part of your vehicle upon impact from the truck, you could have some broken bones. Broken bones, for the most part, are not a serious, life threatening, or disability causing injury, but they can take many weeks to heal and can keep you out of work for that time. Lacerations are usually minor injuries, but in some situations can be disfiguring.
Internal injuries are often not diagnosed until you go to the emergency room, where you can be examined and have the appropriate tests run. Internal injuries can be minor or severe, and often they can be life threatening.
As you can see, these are just a few of the most common and devastating truck accident injuries that you could face. All of these injuries could result in quite a bit of lost time from work, and you should receive compensation for those lost wages. Some of these injuries can also end in wrongful death lawsuits.
If you or a loved one were in a truck accident and sustained one of these injuries, contact us today for more information or to schedule your free consultation.