What Are Common Types of Truck Accidents?


What Are Common Types of Truck Accidents?

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Victims of truck accidents often experience extensive injuries. While there are various laws, rules, and regulations in place to mitigate known truck-related dangers (e.g. regulations stating that truck drivers may not drive after driving 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty, etc.), they are not always enforced and devastating accidents continue to happen every day. Truck accident victims can sustain a range of serious, potentially life-changing injuries, like:

Neck and back injuries, including spinal cord injuries. These injuries sometimes cause temporary or permanent paralysis

Head and brain injuries, like traumatic brain injuries or TBIs. Traumatic brain injuries can cause serious medical complications like seizures, infection, and fluid buildup in the brain (hydrocephalus)

Fractures and broken bones. Depending on the severity of the fracture, surgery and physical rehabilitation may be necessary

Soft tissue injuries like sprains, strains, and pulled muscles. Though most soft tissue injuries heal over time, some require surgery to repair