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Truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries

On Behalf of | May 19, 2024 | Truck Accidents

Truck drivers are a constant sight on our roads as they go about delivering much-needed goods to their destinations. However, it’s crucial to recognize that alongside their vital role in commerce, truck accidents can happen and tragically, they can result in injuries or even fatalities.

If involved in a truck accident due to the driver’s negligence, you may be able to pursue legal action to seek compensation for damages incurred as a result of the incident.

Common catastrophic injuries as a result of truck accidents

Truck accidents can cause devastating injuries such as:

  • Severe burns: Trucks ferry various types of cargo, including hazardous materials and in the event of a collision, these materials can ignite, causing devastating fires that result in severe burns to the victims involved in the accident.
  • Traumatic amputations: Victims of truck accidents may suffer traumatic amputations due to the sheer force and impact involved in such collisions, resulting in the loss of limbs or extremities, leading to lifelong disabilities and significant challenges in daily functioning and quality of life.
  • Crush injuries: Victims trapped in the wreckage of a truck accident may suffer crush injuries to their limbs or torso, resulting in severe tissue damage, muscle necrosis and potentially the need for limb salvage surgery or amputation.
  • Multiple fractures: Truck accidents can result in multiple bone fractures throughout the body, including the skull, ribs, pelvis and extremities, causing immense pain, long-term mobility issues and the need for extensive surgical interventions and rehabilitation.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): These can occur when the head suffers a sudden impact or penetration injury during a truck accident, leading to brain damage that can result in cognitive impairments, memory loss, mood changes and other lifelong challenges.
  • Spinal cord injuries: These injuries can lead to paralysis, either partial (paraplegia) or total (tetraplegia/quadriplegia), affecting mobility, sensation and bodily functions below the level of the injury, profoundly impacting the victim’s independence and quality of life.

Legal guidance can help determine the best approach to pursue compensation, advocate for the victim’s rights and help ensure accountability from negligent parties in truck accident cases.