A truck accident injury is something that is likely to follow you for the rest of your life. The pain may fade with time, medical treatment and surgery, but your body will never really be the same again. This is a fact that too many truck accident victims have to live with.
Have you recently been in a truck accident? Perhaps you have, and you’re wondering about all of the different types of injuries that can happen after such a serious crash. You might be surprised to learn that there are some injuries that could be lurking right below the surface that you don’t realize you have until some time has passed. This section of our website is for you. Hopefully it will help to guide you as you learn more about what you can expect after a truck accident takes place.
Back or Spinal Cord Injuries – Your back is extremely sensitive and tender, and that goes for the muscles in your back as well as for your spinal cord. After a truck accident, you might notice that you are experiencing soreness in your muscles, or even pain that seems to shoot down one of your legs. These are indicators that there has been damage done to one or more of the disks in your back, and those disks are pressing against a nerve. It’s also possible to break your back after you’re in a truck accident, and spinal cord injuries are very common too. Back and spinal cord injuries are not always apparent directly after an accident has taken place and special tests often need to be done to check for them.
Head Injuries – Because of the force that usually accompanies truck accidents and crashes, head injuries are very common. However, it is possible for you to have a head injury without hitting your head. If your head is thrown forward or backward at all, it can mean that your brain was thrown against the inside of your skull as well. This can result in swelling in your brain and possibly even bleeding in your brain. A doctor will check you for either of these when you go to the hospital.
Neck Injuries – Just like your back, your neck is made up of disks, vertebrae and nerves, and whenever any of these are injured in a truck accident, the result can be seriously painful. You can break your neck, and many people don’t survive once that occurs. You can also experience spinal cord damage that begins because of trauma in the neck.
Broken Bones – Broken bones are always a factor in almost any kind of accident, and you’re even more at risk of breaking bones if you’re in a truck accident. Your hands, feet, legs and arms are all susceptible to getting pinned and bones break when that happens. You could also experience broken ribs because of your seat belt. Sometimes broken bones require surgery in order to fix them properly, along with medications to control the pain and months of rehab and therapy.
Burns – Truck accidents present additional issues because of the size and construction of these massive vehicles. If the gas tank catches on fire, the victim can become badly burned and require immediate medical attention.
Internal Bleeding or Injuries – Sometimes people get into truck accidents and they appear to be fine except for a few scratches. Upon further examination, they’re found to have internal bleeding or bruising. These types of injuries are often caused by their seatbelts, and they can result in death if they’re not taken care of immediately.
Lacerations – A laceration is a deep, painful cut that requires stitches or other methods to help it close and heal. Almost everyone who is in a truck accident will experience lacerations to some degree, and if left untreated, they can result in infections.
Do any of these truck accident injuries sound familiar to you? You might be feeling scared about what to expect in your truck accident case, but we’re here to help you through it. Please contact us to get in touch with a lawyer who can help you.