In a truck accident, drivers of passenger vehicles are often at risk of severe and catastrophic injuries. The massive size of the trucks and their high rate of speed means anybody who gets in the truck’s way is in danger of being severely injured. Collisions with large commercial vehicles have higher injury and fatality rates than other vehicles. Unfortunately, sustaining a life-altering catastrophic injury is a common result of these crashes. Let’s go over what makes a trucking accident catastrophic and your rights to compensation for your damages.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries are named for the severe and often irreversible damages resulting from an accident. These significant physical and mental injuries can make returning to life before the accident challenging. In trucking accidents, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries are more likely and affect essential motor skills and function.
In addition, a catastrophic injury like vision loss or limb amputation may prevent you from driving in the future. This is why it’s crucial to work with an experienced attorney who understands these injuries’ effects on your life.
Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents
Countless truck accidents happen every year, and many results in life-altering injuries. Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries resulting from truck accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries: A traumatic brain injury happens when the head is suddenly and violently jarred, disrupting normal brain function. TBIs range from mild to severe, and they require immediate medical attention.
- Spinal cord injuries: Damage to the spinal cord results in partial or complete paralysis. The most common kind of injury is a fracture or dislocation of the vertebrae.
- Amputations: Limbs can be lost at the crash site. Surgical amputation may be necessary when the limb is severely damaged and cannot be saved.
- Burns: Truck accidents can result in high temperatures and fire, leading to burn injuries. Burns can range from first-degree burns to fourth-degree burns, where the damage to all reaches the muscles, tendons, and bones.
These injuries can be life-altering and require extensive medical treatment. If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Reach out to Snyder Law Group today to learn more.
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