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Which are the most common truck accident injuries?

On Behalf of | Aug 24, 2022 | Personal Injury

If you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident in Alabama, there is a good chance that you will suffer some type of injury. Truck accidents can be particularly dangerous, as the size and weight of the vehicles involved can cause significant damage.

Whiplash

This is a neck injury that occurs when your head is suddenly jerked forward and then backward. Whiplash can cause a great deal of pain and stiffness, and may even require physical therapy to recover from. Usually, doctors will prescribe pain medication and/or muscle relaxers to help alleviate the symptoms.

Broken bones

The force of the impact can cause your bones to break, or in some cases, shatter. Some of the most common broken bones sustained in truck accidents include the ribs, arm and leg. If the break is severe, you may require surgery to correct it.

Spinal cord injuries

The spinal cord is a very sensitive area of the body, and even a small amount of damage can cause serious problems. Spinal cord injuries can range from mild (such as a herniated disc) to severe (paralysis).

Traumatic brain injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when your head hits something during the motor vehicle accident, or when your brain gets jarred violently. TBIs can range from mild (concussion) to severe (coma).

Internal bleeding

Internal bleeding is a serious condition that can occur when your organs are damaged in the accident. Internal bleeding may not be apparent immediately, so it is important to seek medical attention even if you don’t think you’re injured.

Burns

The force of the impact can cause friction burns, or you may come into contact with a hot surface (such as the engine) and sustain a more serious burn. For instance, second-degree burns will damage the outer layer of skin and the layer beneath it.

If you have been involved in a truck accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you don’t think you are injured. Some injuries, such as internal bleeding, may not be apparent immediately. If you wait too long to seek treatment, your injuries could become much worse.