You never want to be part of any type of motor vehicle accident, as you understand that this could result in serious injury or even death.
As the driver of a passenger vehicle, an accident with a truck is something you want to avoid at all costs. Due to the size disparity, this type of crash can put you in a bad position.
Some of the most common types of injuries associated with a truck accident include:
- Head injury. This can range from a concussion to a traumatic brain injury that has a permanent impact on your life.
- Back injury. A common truck accident injury, any damage to the spinal cord or surrounding area has the potential to cause long-term pain and discomfort. For example, herniated disks are common in car accidents. This can result in muscle weakness, leg and arm pain, and numbness.
- Neck injuries. Similar to back injuries, this type of injury is common in all types of motor vehicle accidents.
- Chest injuries. Due to the force that often occurs in a truck accident, a chest injury is not out of the question. For example, this could happen if your chest slams into the steering wheel (or another part of your vehicle).
- Broken bones. You can break almost any bone imaginable in a motor vehicle accident. From your arms to your legs, from your hands to your feet, you never know if a bone will break.
- Emotional distress. A serious truck accident can result in post-traumatic stress disorder, which makes it difficult to live your life in the future. This is more common than most people realize.
There is no way of knowing what will happen in a truck accident, but there’s a very good chance you’ll suffer some type of serious injury.
Once you receive treatment and talk to your medical team about your long-term prognosis, you should turn your attention to the cause of the accident, your legal rights and how you can obtain compensation for your injuries and other damages.