Common severe truck accident injuries

Common severe truck accident injuries

On Behalf of | Apr 2, 2024 | Injuries

Motor vehicle accidents can result in debilitating accidents or even fatalities. When at least one of the motor vehicles in question is a truck, the chances for severe injuries are often heightened due to the size and weight disparity between trucks and other vehicles on the road.

Accident injuries caused by negligent truck drivers can be severe and result in long-term disabilities. These injuries often necessitate extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation and may significantly impact a victim’s quality of life.

Types of severe truck accident injuries

The following are some common severe truck accident injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): Truck accidents may result in traumatic brain injuries due to the force of impact. TBIs can range from concussions to more severe injuries like diffuse axonal injuries (DAIs), causing cognitive impairments, memory loss and other neurological deficits.
  • Internal injuries: Blunt force trauma from a truck accident can cause internal injuries, including organ damage, internal bleeding or ruptured organs. These injuries may not always be immediately apparent but can lead to life-threatening complications if left untreated.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Victims of truck accidents may sustain spinal cord injuries, which can result in partial or complete paralysis. Damage to the spinal cord can lead to loss of sensation and motor function below the site of injury, affecting mobility and independence.
  • Fractures and orthopedic injuries: The sheer force of a truck collision can cause severe bone fractures and orthopedic injuries. These injuries may affect the arms, legs, pelvis or other parts of the body, requiring surgery, immobilization and physical therapy to facilitate healing and restore function.
  • Amputations: Truck accidents can result in traumatic amputations, where a limb is partially or completely severed during the collision or as a result of severe injuries. Amputations have profound physical and psychological implications for the victim, necessitating specialized medical care, prosthetic rehabilitation and psychological support to adapt to life with limb loss.
  • Burn injuries: Truck accidents involving fires or explosions can cause severe burn injuries, which may result in extensive tissue damage, disfigurement and long-term complications such as infections and scarring.

If you or a loved one has been severely injured in a truck accident due to negligence by another party, consider seeking legal counsel to better understand your options for compensation.

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