Commercial trucks outweigh passenger vehicles by several tons, which is why a truck accident has the potential to cause severe and potentially deadly injuries. Some of the most common truck injuries are listed below, ranging from head injuries like concussions to internal bleeding and soft-tissue damage
These injuries often result in mounting medical bills, lost wages from missing work, and physical pain and emotional suffering. You should strongly consider meeting with an experienced Baton Rouge truck accident lawyer because you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and other damages caused by your injuries.
The Baton Rouge truck accident attorneys of Simien & Simien have successfully pursued truck accident cases, recovering the compensation our clients deserve. If you have suffered one of the personal injuries mentioned below, contact us to schedule a free, no obligation legal consultation today.
The sudden impact of a truck accident can cause the head to slam into the steering wheel, dashboard or other objects inside your car, which often causes injury to the head. There are several types of head injuries that are common in truck accidents:
Common symptoms that could be signs of a head injury include:
When a truck collides with a smaller vehicle, the body can be thrown violently in different directions. This often causes injury to the neck and can damage the following:
This is an injury to the neck’s soft tissues, and it occurs when the neck is thrown forward and suddenly stopped. Whiplash ranges from mild to severe, and may require ongoing treatment and a lengthy recovery period. Symptoms of whiplash include:
Back injuries from truck accidents can be severe, causing life-long, chronic pain and extensive medical care. A full recovery may not be possible, and future medical complications can arise from these injuries. Common back injuries that are caused by truck accidents include:
Truck accidents can cause blunt force trauma that results in fractures or broken bones in virtually any part of the body. Treatment for broken bones may include surgery or casting.
The following bones are commonly broken in truck accidents:
Wrist injuries commonly result from truck accidents because the victim’s instincts lead him or her to throw up the hands as protection. Wrist injuries range in severity and could require surgery and physical therapy to correct.
Common truck accident wrist injuries include:
The force of a collision with a commercial truck can cause organ damage and internal bleeding requiring immediate medical care. Organs that could be affected by an accident include:
The body’s tendons, ligaments, cartilage and muscles can be injured in a truck accident. Strains or sprains may result, ranging in severity. Surgery or physical therapy may be required to treat severe cases.
Soft tissue injuries are not always immediately noticeable so watch for these symptoms:
A truck accident alone can cause amputation of limbs, like the arms, hands, legs and feet. A common injury that could result in a limb being amputated is a crush injury.
Commercial trucks are equipped with larger fuel tanks than passenger vehicles. The amount of gas or diesel held within them could fuel a massive fire if these tanks are compromised in an accident. Exposure to a truck accident fire may cause serious burns. Victims may experience permanent scarring or loss of function as a result.
Shattered windows and contact with debris in a truck accident can result in lacerations, or cuts, ranging from mild to severe. Treatment could include medication, stitches, or even surgery. Unfortunately, some lacerations can cause permanent scarring.
Being in a truck accident is a traumatic event. Victims may experience mental or emotional trauma following an accident. Anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are common, and may require ongoing treatment to manage.
Truck accidents have the potential to cause deadly injuries. If negligence caused the accident, resulting fatalities could constitute wrongful death. In such cases, the victim’s family may wish to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Truck accident cases are complicated because there are often numerous parties involved and the commercial trucking industry is regulated by many federal and state laws.
This is why you should consider working with an attorney who has detailed knowledge of the trucking industry and experience with truck accident cases.
The personal injury lawyers of Simien & Simien have many years of combined experience pursuing compensation for victims of negligence, including truck accident victims. We are prepared to pursue negligent drivers, trucking companies and other liable parties to secure compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, and other damages.
Learn what legal options may be available in your situation by scheduling a free, no-obligation case consultation. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis only, so you only pay if we are successful in recovering compensation for you.
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