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4 Catastrophic Injuries Common in Truck Accidents

Being involved in a truck accident is not only very scary but also extremely dangerous and determining who may be liable for the accident is only half of the battle.

Read on to learn about the four most common catastrophic injuries sustained in truck accidents.

4 Common Truck Accident Catastrophic Injuries

When a truck is involved in an accident, minor injuries are rarely the result. The four most common catastrophic injuries sustained as a result of truck accidents are as follows:

  1. Severe burns - Third and fourth-degree burns that cover significant portions of the body are considered catastrophic injuries. Both layers of the skin—the epidermis and the dermis—are impacted, as well as the layer of fat underneath the skin—the adipose tissue. It’s possible for these severe burns to penetrate all the way down to the bones, muscles, and organs. You may end up with permanent nerve damage, scarring, disfigurement, damaged range of motion, and chronic pain.

  2. Spinal cord injuries - Your spinal cord is tasked with sending messages between the brain and the rest of the body. If your spinal cord is damaged, you may sustain a complete loss of movement and sensation. It’s possible to experience paraplegia, which is the paralysis of the lower limbs, or even quadriplegia, which is the paralysis of all limbs.

  3. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) - These injuries are the result of blunt force trauma to the head. If you sustain a TBI, you may experience swelling, bleeding, bruising, and inflammation of the brain. You may endure many short-lived symptoms, such as pain, dizziness, nausea, coma, and bleeding from the head wound. The long-term symptoms you may sustain are a cognitive detriment, challenges understanding language, damaged senses, loss of vision, tinnitus, loss of memory, incapability of identifying common objects, changes in personality, depression, anxiety, and incapability to concentrate.

  4. Traumatic orthopedic injuries - These types of injuries include fractures or dislocations in which several operations are necessary to correct. Serious cases may result in the amputation of the impaired limb. Long-term symptoms include pain, stiffness, nerve impairment, and a limited range of motion.

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If you’ve been involved in a truck accident and you sustained catastrophic injuries as a result, you may be owed compensation. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm with your case right away. Don’t allow negligence to pervade—let us help you hold the negligent party accountable.

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