Every year people die or become seriously injured in traffic accidents involving commercial trucks. These vehicles weigh so much more than traditional passenger vehicles that injuries and deaths are hard to avoid when collisions occur.
If you have suffered any of the truck crash injuries listed below, contact our experienced Savannah truck accident attorneys to schedule your free, no-obligation legal consultation so we can determine if you have a viable claim.
These injuries are common in head-on collisions. They are caused by a sudden impact or shaking or jarring of the head.
Head injuries often occur when drivers or passengers hit their heads on things inside their cars, such as the steering wheel. These injuries can also occur when the brain collides with the skull because of the force of impact.
Examples of head injuries include:
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
This type of injury occurs when a violent blow or jolt damages the brain. Consequences can be catastrophic, including personality changes or changes in the victim’s level of cognitive function.
These are also caused by a blow to the head. Some concussions are severe and lead to incapacity. Other health issues can include headaches, memory problems and depression.
DEATH OF BRAIN CELLS
A sudden impact to the head can destroy brain cells, resulting in permanent brain damage.
BROKEN FACIAL BONES
An impact can cause a fracture to other parts of the head besides the brain. These injuries often require surgery.
SIGNS OF A HEAD INJURY
Victims of truck accidents must monitor themselves closely for possible signs of a serious head injury, such as:
- Memory loss
- Lasting headache
- Mood swings
- Struggling with balance
SPINAL CORD INJURIES
Many victims of truck accidents suffer from long-term or permanent spinal cord injuries. Victims may suffer partial to complete paralysis of their legs, arms and other body parts.
These injuries often necessitate long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation. Individuals who suffer from permanent spinal cord injuries may have to adjust their lifestyle and depend on others to care for them due to limited mobility and other problems with completing activities of daily living.
Many truck accident victims suffer back injuries, resulting in chronic pain and long-term medical complications.
Some common types of back injuries caused by truck accidents include:
This type of injury is caused when the soft material between spinal discs is torn. This cushioning material is jolted out of position and pushed to the exterior. This causes the nerves to compress, often resulting in severe pain and numbness in the arms or legs.
A truck accident can cause quadriplegia, which is paralysis of all the victim’s limbs. These accidents can also result in paraplegia, paralysis of the legs and lower body.
This injury is caused when spinal bones are broken because of the impact.
STRAINS OR SPRAINS
Truck accident victims may suffer serious damage to muscles, ligaments or soft tissue in their back.
The impact of a truck accident can damage the muscles, joints or ligaments in the neck. In some cases, the accident breaks the neck or fractures neck bones.
Whiplash is one of the most common types of neck injuries that car and truck accident victims suffer. It is often the result of a rear-end collision. When a vehicle is hit from behind, the neck jolts forward and then snaps back, causing an injury to the neck’s soft tissue.
Symptoms of a whiplash personal injury include:
- Pain when moving the neck
- Limited range of neck motion
- Numbness in the arms
- Stiffness in the shoulders and neck
- Pain in the upper back and shoulders
Truck accidents can result in broken bones in various parts of the body, including:
Truck accident victims may have to wear a cast for several months or may even require surgery to treat fractures caused by the accident.
CONTACT A SKILLED ATTORNEY FROM THE NYE LAW GROUP TODAY
The Nye Law Group’s experienced Savannah personal injury lawyers represent injury victims throughout Georgia.
If you were injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, we can discuss your legal options during a free, no obligation legal consultation. You may be entitled to compensation to help pay your medical bills and other damages you suffered in the accident.
If you have a viable claim and decide to proceed, we will only collect attorney’s fees after we have secured a settlement or verdict for you.
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