Common Injury Types
The National Highway Traffic Association reports that 80,000 people were hurt in truck accidents in 2011. Most truck collisions involve multiple vehicles. Due to the discrepancy in size between trucks and passenger vehicles, it is not uncommon for these accidents to involve severe injuries and fatalities. Generally, the passenger vehicle experiences the brunt of the damages in these types of crashes.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident due to the negligence of another, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. Contact an experienced truck accident attorney today to learn about the legal rights available to injury victims.
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Common Truck Accident Injuries
Truck crashes can have catastrophic effects for all parties involved. Some of the most common truck accident injuries include:
Due to the amount of force in a truck accident, individuals can sustain severe bone fractures in the crash. The recovery time for a bone fracture depends on the type of fracture and the age of the individual.
Lacerations or Cuts
Cuts and lacerations can leave accident victims in excruciating pain. The treatment for these types of injuries can be lengthy and expensive for the individual.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are not always apparent immediately after an accident. It’s important for accident victims to seek medical attention after a crash. Physicians can diagnose a spinal cord injury with a physical examination and an MRI. Severe spinal cord injuries can leave truck accident victims paralyzed.
One of the leading causes of truck accident fatalities is abdominal trauma. Abdominal injuries can difficult for medical professionals to treat. Some of the organs that are most commonly injured include the pancreas, bladder, kidneys, liver and spleen.
Head and Neck Injuries
It is not uncommon for vehicle occupants to sustain head and neck injuries in a truck accident. Head injuries can range in severity from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
A serious truck accident injury can result in the driver or the passenger to have an accidental or traumatic amputation of the limb. In some cases, the individual experiences considerable tissue death that requires surgical amputation of the injured limb.
Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyers
The treatments for truck accident injuries can be very costly for accident victims. In addition to the costs of the treatments, these injuries can cause individuals to miss work, putting a financial strain on the victims and their loved ones.
If you or a family member has sustained a truck accident injury due to the negligence of another, contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers today. After hearing about the details of your accident, our lawyers will advise you on the best course of action to pursue.
The law firm is available to assist injured individuals in Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven and the surrounding communities. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is dedicated to helping accident victims receive the justice that they deserve.
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