Common Injuries After a Truck Accident

Common Injuries After a Truck Accident

Truck accidents are incredibly dangerous affairs, possessing the ability to alter the course of one’s life, or end it, in a matter of instants. The physical risks of a truck accident can’t be overstated, yet note that truck accidents can also cause severe emotional and mental trauma, such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other such conditions. Regardless of the form your suffering takes, you should focus on your recovery, then contact a specialized attorney to discuss your legal options.

Severe Injuries

Although relatively minor, benign injuries, such as whiplash and bruises, do regularly stem from truck accidents, it’s especially common for these high-impact collisions to result in severe wounds of one kind or another. For this reason, it is absolutely vital that you always seek medical attention immediately after a truck accident. Failure to do so could result in severe medical complications, lasting disabilities, or death. Truck accidents frequently cause several types of severe injuries, such as:

  • Soft-tissue injuries, such as sprains and torn ligaments. 
  • Spinal cord damage and/ or paralysis caused by sudden jerking, which is often mistaken for whiplash.
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries when a passenger strikes the interior of the vehicle.Common Injuries After a Truck Accident
  • Broken bones, which can range from painful to life-threatening depending on the regions affected, especially if your ribcage, spinal cord, or skull is damaged.
  • Internal injuries such as ruptured organs and internal bleeding, which need to be caught and treated early to prevent death
  • Lacerations and puncture wounds due to broken glass or loose objects in the vehicle.

Wrongful Death

Fatal truck accidents are ten times more common than in any other type of crash, largely due to both the size of the truck and the unique types of truck accidents one can get into. Beyond the more common fatalities involved with crashes, several types of deaths are rarely discussed in the context of truck accidents, yet should be treated just as seriously:

  • Medical complications and emergency room fatalities can stem from any of the severe injuries discussed above, especially in cases of internal bleeding, head injuries, and lacerations. 
  • Crushing deaths are especially likely in rollover truck accidents and underride crashes, both of which can crumple a smaller vehicle’s passenger cabin from above, killing those caught inside.
  • Suicide isn’t often associated with fatal truck accidents, yet can be a startlingly realistic outcome due to hospital isolation, disfigurement, PTSD, shame, or other such stressors.

Getting Compensation for Arizona Truck Accidents

Whether you’ve suffered extensive injuries or wrongful death in a truck accident, you deserve compensation for your physical and mental anguish. Truck companies can be incredibly difficult to deal with, as they know full well how much they have to lose if they admit to any amount of fault. You’ll need a coordinated plan of attack combining legal pressure and strong evidence, all of which a lawyer can help you with. By giving ELG a call at (623) 877-3600, you can get the help of an Arizona truck accident attorney who can help you every step of the way, ensuring that insurance adjuster and trucking companies alike won’t get in the way of you and your settlement.