Common Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accident injuries can be similar to those involving passenger cars, with one major exception – due to the size and weight difference between large commercial trucks and the average passenger vehicle, the likelihood of severe injuries and fatalities associated with truck accidents is much higher.
Some of the most common truck accident injuries include:
- Neck and back injuries that can leave truck accident victims in debilitating pain. Examples of neck and back injuries include strains, sprains, dislocations, fractures, and torn or ruptured discs.
- Broken bones are a common result of a truck accident and, due to the amount of force involved, these fractures are often severe.
- Internal injuries caused by blunt abdominal trauma leading to internal bleeding are common in truck accidents, and the organs commonly injured include the spleen, bladder, liver, pancreas, and kidneys.
- Burn injuries resulting from automobile fires that start when a car collides with a commercial truck, causing the fuel tank to rupture and burst into flames.
- Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI), that can be fatal.
- Lacerations, or deep cuts, sustained in a truck accident due to broken glass and other debris released upon impact.
- Seat belt injuries can cause back, neck, and whiplash injuries, even though they are intended to keep passengers safe in the event of an accident.
- Rib and torso injuries that can leave an accident victim’s vital organs vulnerable to damage.
- Skull fractures due to severe head trauma that can leave the victim’s brain vulnerable to serious injury, infection, contusions, and hematomas.
- Spinal cord injuries including paralysis that may not be immediately apparent after the accident.
If you’ve sustained devastating injuries in an accident involving a commercial truck, contact the Winston-Salem truck accident attorneys at Nagle & Associates, P.A. online or call (800) 411-1583 and schedule your free initial case evaluation today.