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Common Injuries in Truck Accidents

Posted on November 9, 2017

Being involved in an accident with a commercial truck can leave you with several serious injuries ranging from broken bones, head trauma and internal bleeding. They can also leave you with medical bills, pain, emotional suffering and even the inability to work. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you need a good accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you need, and we can help. Below are some of the most common injuries that result from a semi truck accident.

Common Injuries From A Truck Accident

Head Injuries

photo by Andy Kreyche

When involved in an accident with a truck, the sudden impact can cause a head injury. It is common for the head to hit the steering wheel, dashboard or other objects inside your car causing several different injuries. The most common head injuries you can suffer in a truck accident include:

  • Concussion
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Eye or facial injuries

Neck Injuries

If you get hit by a truck in a smaller vehicle your body can be thrown in several different directions. Being thrown in your car causes your neck to strain and your head to whip around, creating injuries to your neck. One of the most common next injuries you can suffer from is whiplash, an injury to the neck’s soft tissues that occurs when the neck is thrown and then stopped suddenly. Other injuries to the neck can include  damage to:

  • Nerves
  • Bone
  • Ligaments
  • Joints
  • Muscles

Back Injuries

Back injuries suffered from a truck accident can be severe and even life-altering. When it comes to your spine, injuries can lead to chronic pain and little hope for recovery. Common back injuries caused by a truck accident include:

  • Strains or sprains
  • Compression fracture
  • Herniated disc
  • Paralysis

Broken Bones

The blunt force trauma that results from truck accidents often cause fractures and broken bones. Depending on the bones that are broken, this injury can range from being difficult to easy to treat. Broken bones or fractures can occur in any bone of the body.

Internal Injuries

When your vehicle collides with a large truck, it can often time cause internal injuries and bleeding. These injuries can be very serious yet go undetected, so it’s best to go to the hospital right away after a collision with a commercial vehicle, even if you seem to be fine.