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Common Truck Accident Injuries

Truck Accident Lawyer

While getting into any accident on the road can be scary, getting into an accident with a commercial truck can be especially scary. These trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds, so they are more likely to cause fatal injuries in the event of a crash. Here are the most common truck accident injuries.

Head Injuries

Truck accidents can result in minor to severe head injuries. Some minor head injuries can resolve themselves with adequate rest while severe head injuries can have long-lasting impacts. Those who suffer severe head injuries may experience speech difficulties, trouble with reasoning and problem solving, memory loss, visual changes and mood swings. 


In a truck accident, certain body parts, like fingers, toes, arms and legs, can get crushed and can’t be saved. As a result, a surgeon will have to perform amputation. It can be shocking to wake up with one of your body parts missing. Your life will change dramatically. You may need extensive rehabilitation and prosthetics to function in your daily life.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are one of the most severe people can suffer in truck accidents. They can result in an inability to move, spasms and bladder or bowel control loss. Those who suffered this injury may have to undergo surgeries and long-term rehabilitation. In the most severe cases, spinal cord injuries can cause permanent paralysis. 


People can suffer cuts if glass, metal or other objects hit your skin during a truck accident. Cuts might not seem as serious as head injuries or amputation, but they are nothing to make light of. Without prompt treatment, cuts can lead to infection or permanent scarring.


If a truck’s fuel tank ruptures during an accident, a fire can quickly spread to nearby passenger cars. As a result, drivers and passengers of these vehicles can suffer severe burns, which are extremely painful and may cause permanent disfigurement. Skin grafts may be required.


Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the head jerks backward and forward suddenly during an accident. Common symptoms include neck pain and stiffness, dizziness and shoulder pain. If this injury isn’t treated promptly, it can result in chronic neck pain, which can make it difficult to perform daily tasks.

If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you may want to schedule a consultation with a truck accident lawyer, like one from Disparti Law Group, today.

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