What types of injuries can truck accidents cause?

Truck accidents can cause a wide range of serious injuries that can even be fatal in some cases. Semi-trucks are vastly bigger and heavier than passenger cars or anything else on the road. As a result, a large truck that gets in an accident is likely to cause much more damage than a standard-sized vehicle. The injuries sustained by someone who is involved in a truck accident can be devastating and require a long recovery time.

Here are some common types of truck accident injuries:

  • Head and brain injuries that can be as mild as a concussion or as severe as a traumatic brain injury.
  • Back and neck injuries that can range from minor neck pain to dislocated
    discs and even paralysis in serious cases.
  • Spinal injuries that can lead to partial, temporary or complete paralysis.
  • Torso and rib injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations or cuts from glass or other parts of the truck.
  • Burns due to fuel tanks rupturing and exploding.

If you are injured in a truck accident, you should always obtain immediate medical attention to ensure all your injuries are treated and serious problems such as internal injuries or brain damage are identified. Contact the truck accident attorneys at Joyce & Reyes to learn how we can help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

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