Truck accidents have the propensity to cause severe injuries and even death due to the size and weight of trucks and the resulting force of the crash. Severe truck accident injuries are most likely to be suffered not by people in the truck, but by those in passenger vehicles who are involved in a crash with the truck.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
When a truck is involved in a collision with passenger cars, the effects of the accident can be debilitating and are often permanent. Some of the most common types of injuries that victims of truck crashes may suffer after accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injury / brain damage
- Open or closed head injuries
- Head, neck, and back injuries, including severe spinal injuries and whiplash
- Broken bones
Victims deserve to be fully compensated for all injuries and losses which occur as a direct result of the negligence of truck drivers or trucking companies. The greater the extent of injury and the more serious the injuries are, the more compensation victims may be entitled to receive.
Victims may need medical experts to testify about the extent of the injuries they sustained, as well as to testify about ongoing future medical care costs. Vocational experts may also provide information on how injuries have reduced work potential so victims can recover for the cost of lost wages following the truck crash. An experienced truck accident attorney can help those who have sustained serious injury due to the force of a truck crash to prove the extent of their loss so they can be fully compensated.