4 Common Truck Accident Injuries

4 Common Truck Accident Injuries

Semi-trucks are much larger and heavier than any other vehicles on the road. It’s safe to say that when truck accidents happen, they will do substantial damage to whatever and whomever they come into contact with.

When you find yourself injured in a collision with a semi-truck you should always seek medical help. Without getting a thorough medical evaluation you may overlook very serious injuries such as brain damage, spinal damage, and muscular injuries. If left untreated, these medical complications may turn into something even bigger.

To make sure you know what to look for after getting into a truck accident, we’ve compiled a list of four of the most common injuries that occur from trucking accidents.

Back and Neck Injuries

Injuries to your back and neck following an accident can be extremely difficult to diagnose and treat, as well as cause excruciating pain. With the force a semi-truck may be hitting another car with, the impact often times causes whiplash pain, as well as dislocating or causing slipped discs. With how many functions your back and neck are responsible for, even minor pain can result in an inability to work for an extended period of time.

Head Injuries

Any time you have an injury to your head or brain you can never be too cautious. With the nature of these injuries, you can suffer from a mild headache to a life-threatening injury and not even notice—as it can take hours to days for symptoms to develop. The damage can be done from the impact of your hear hitting your vehicle, but it can also come from harsh braking and whiplash.

Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injuries

If you end up the victim of damage to the nerves, bones, or muscles in the spinal cord you may end up facing paralysis temporarily or permanently. Similar to how head injury symptoms tend to show no symptoms until later, spinal cord damage is usually unapparent until being examined by an MRI—with the exception of severe cases where the damage is obvious.

Internal Injuries

Due to the force that semi-trucks have behind them coming into an accident, internal injuries such as lungs, kidneys, liver, heart, and spleen are quite common injuries seen with trucking accidents. Our bodies aren’t built to take on the amount of force seen in these types of accidents which is why they cause so many internal problems. One of the biggest contributing factors to internal injuries would be fractured or broken ribs causing punctured organs—the most common being a punctured lung.

If you were in a truck accident and have suffered injuries due to another’s negligence, we would love to fight for you. Our experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorneys have had great success in seeking compensation for our clients.

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