Truck accident injuries are often very serious. Semi-trucks are large, heavy vehicles. They serve a great purpose in transporting goods, but they are typically never welcomed sights when we’re driving on the highway. We might even hold our breath when we pass one, hoping that it stays in its lane and sees us in its blind spot to avoid truck accident injuries. While these trucks are driven by trained professionals, mistakes can happen.
They might not see you in their blind spot. Or they might rear-end you, resulting in their heavy force crashing into your vehicle. They can be involved in a rollover accident that can put numerous drivers on the roadways at risk.
When these accidents occur, they can result in severe – even catastrophic – injuries for the victims. These can take years to recover from, and even then, your life might be changed forever.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Take a look at some of the most common types of truck accident injuries:
- Back and Neck Injuries: You might be lucky enough to walk away from a truck accident with minor neck pain and injuries, or you might suffer from more severe issues like injuries to your discs and spine. These can require a long rehabilitation period and ongoing treatment and can prevent victims from returning to work.
- Broken or Fractured Bones: The impact of a collision with a truck can result in broken or fractured bones or soft tissue damage to your limbs. These injuries can be severe and even require surgery.
- Head Injuries: Head injuries can be life-changing. This can include brain injuries from direct trauma to the head or whiplash from the impact. You might not even lose consciousness, but soon afterward may experience confusion, nausea, distorted vision, or cognitive issues. Some symptoms might be temporary, but some can be long-term. This can leave you permanently altered, and possibly unable to work, drive, or live on your own.
- Internal Injuries: A crash can cause damage to your organs like your liver, kidneys, pancreas, and spleen. It can result in internal bleeding or other issues that can require surgery to try to repair. These injuries can be difficult to treat and can leave you with long-term damage.
- Cuts: The accident can cause cuts and lacerations that may leave permanent scarring. These can also be painful as you undergo treatment for them.
- Rib Injuries: The impact of the crash can cause damage to your torso and ribs, including cracked ribs. These can be dangerous, as your rib cage protects your organs. They can also be painful as your ribs can be jostled as you move while they are healing.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: One of the most severe injuries you can suffer in a truck accident is a spinal cord injury. This can lead to paralysis, leaving your life forever changed.
- Wrongful Death: The most serious consequence of a truck accident is death. While this sounds dark, truck accidents are very dangerous, and fatalities can occur. If the accident was caused by the driver’s negligence, you can have a wrongful death case against the operator.
We Can Help Recover for Truck Accident Injuries
If you suffered truck accident injuries, you need help from top-rated, hard-working representation. At Shapiro|Delgado, our attorneys put their injury law experience to work for you. And we handle cases on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you do.
We represent clients throughout Florida, including Sarasota, Bradenton, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, and surrounding communities.
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