Truck accidents can be some of the most dangerous types of collisions that occur on the road. With countless large commercial trucks traveling at higher rates of speed, it’s easy to see how any collision can be devastating.
Unfortunately, while there are many safe truck drivers on the road, there are others who may not prioritize safety. Instead, they focus on getting wherever they need to go as quickly as possible to make more money. In these situations, serious problems can arise.
It’s vital to recognize the dangers that can arise whenever a truck driver is negligent. These can lead to some of the most catastrophic and long-term injuries. Here are some of the things you need to know about the aftermath of a truck injury.
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The Potential for Catastrophic Injuries
These large trucks significantly outweigh passenger vehicles, and a collision often impacts the driver of the smaller vehicle the most. In these crashes, it’s easy for a catastrophic injury to arise, including the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries – The jolt of the crash can send your head moving around the cabin of your vehicle. Any contact with the frame of the vehicle, the steering wheel, the dashboard, etc. can lead to a TBI.
- Spinal cord injuries – These are most common in rear-end collisions, but any impact that leads to damage within the nerves of the spinal cord can lead to permanent disability.
- Broken bones – Of course, any impact with a large commercial truck can crush the frame of your vehicle. This can also break bones within your body, including shoulder bones, your arms, and legs. Broken ribs can also occur.
The injuries sustained can often lead to lifelong damages, requiring you to undergo multiple medical procedures, receive long-term care, and more. In these situations, it becomes vital to have a legal representation to pursue compensation for the damages you sustain.
The Aftermath of a Truck Accident
The aftermath of a truck accident may require you to receive a significant amount of care from medical professionals and more. Long-term, you may need physical or occupational therapy following a significant injury. You may be unable to work, and compensation becomes a necessity in these situations.
Traumatic brain injuries can lead to you experiencing cognitive issues such as trouble with focusing, concentration, and memory loss. You can also experience problems with your eyesight or hearing. These problems can last a lifetime, making it difficult to move forward.
Spinal cord injuries can lead to paralysis, which results in complete lack of functionality throughout various parts of the body. Paralysis can range from just one limb being immobilized to all four limbs being affected.
Whenever you’re involved in a truck accident, you need to make sure you have a strong understanding of negligence and what to do to move forward. You need compensation to cover much of the expenses associated with the injuries and property damage you sustain. In these situations, you want to have a strong legal team stepping into your corner to help you understand your options.
At Maring Williams Law Office, we have a strong understanding of truck accident law. Especially when harvest season approaches, we have a strong understanding of the various issues that can arise. Our team has nearly 30 years of experience representing clients throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. If you feel you have suffered an injury in a truck accident because of negligence, we’ll be happy to discuss your potential rights and options.
Call our firm today at (701) 402-6644 and schedule your free consultation with our legal professionals. We’re here to help you.