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Common Truck Accident Injuries

If you’re involved in a wreck with a truck, there’s a very strong chance that you’ll suffer some pretty serious injuries. After all, your car probably weighs about 3,000 pounds, while a fully loaded semi-truck weighs upwards of 80,000 pounds. The simple physics of these types of accidents means the person in the smaller vehicle is much more likely to suffer severe, and sometimes life-threatening, injuries.

After a wreck with a commercial vehicle, it’s important to have someone on your side who is fighting for your rights. At Auger & Auger, we have represented victims of truck accident injuries for over 26 years. We know how to take on the insurance company and get you the full compensation you deserve.

Give us a call today at (855) 969-5624 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a truck accident injury lawyer.

Common Injuries After a Truck Accident

Because truck accidents are often so severe, the injuries that accompany them are almost always severe as well. These injuries might leave you unable to work and may lead to a big pile of medical bills that you may feel buried under.

An experienced truck accident injury lawyer can help you recover compensation if you suffer these or other injuries:

Head and Brain Injuries

Head and brain injuries are quite common after large truck accidents, and they can be devastating. There are two general types of brain injuries: open and closed. Open brain injuries occur when the cranium cracks, fractures or breaks, exposing the brain. This type of brain injury is always severe.

Closed brain injuries are much more common, and range from mild to severe. The most common type of closed brain injury is a concussion, which occurs when the brain impacts the inside of the skull. However, you may also suffer from brain bleeds and other injuries. While mild brain injuries are typically self-healing, more severe brain injuries can lead to lifelong complications or death.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can happen in the back or the neck. The location and severity of the injury will determine its effects on you. For example, a spinal cord injury in the neck could leave you totally paralyzed, either temporarily or permanently. However, a similar injury in the lower back may only impact your ability to walk.

The severity of the injury will also play a role. For instance, a swollen or bruised disc of cartilage can temporarily squeeze or impact the nerves, leading to temporary paralysis and other issues. However, a cracked or fractured vertebrae may sometimes be able to be healed, but can often lead to permanent disability.

Facial Injuries

Facial injuries are common in truck accidents. This is because facial injuries most often occur due to airbags. Your airbags are designed to soften the blow by preventing you from hitting your head on other hard surfaces, like your steering wheel or dashboard.

Unfortunately, though airbags are softer than other surfaces, they can still be serious. You may suffer broken bones, bruises, and cuts. In some cases, you may need stitches or even surgery to repair these related injuries.

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Soft Tissue Injuries

Perhaps the most common truck accident injuries are soft tissue injuries. These are injuries that affect your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Most often, they appear as strains or sprains. While these injuries are generally not life-threatening, they can impact your standard of living and make work and everyday life more difficult.

One of the most common soft tissue injuries is whiplash. This occurs when the head moves back and suddenly forward, or vice versa. Because of this movement, the muscles and other connective tissue in the neck become sprained or strained. Whiplash can leave you unable to work in some cases and make it difficult to be comfortable.

Broken Bones and Internal Injuries

Depending on the type of wreck, broken bones can be common. For instance, if you are T-boned by a large truck, your leg or arm might be broken. In other cases, your ribs might be broken or crushed. The same goes for other bones throughout your torso, such as your clavicle or pelvis.

When bones in your torso are broken or crushed, it can lead to internal injuries. For example, broken ribs can puncture your lungs, which is a severe situation. In addition, a broken femur or pelvis could rupture an artery, causing massive bleeding events. The bleeding can be internal or external, but either can be life-threatening.

Scrapes, Bruises, and Lacerations

Because of the severity of truck accidents, you aren’t as likely to suffer from just scrapes, lacerations, and bruises. In simple car accidents, these types of injuries may appear with no other complications. But with truck accidents, these types of injuries need to be taken seriously. They could lead to greater issues, or be signs of further complications.

For example, a large bruise could be indicative of internal bleeding. In addition, glass and other factors could cause deep lacerations that could require stitches and even surgery to repair, especially if major blood vessels are ruptured. And if the truck is carrying biological or hazardous material, even a simple scrape could lead to serious infections and other complications.

Get the Compensation You Deserve with the Help of a Truck Accident Injury Lawyer

If you’ve suffered truck accident injuries, you deserve the help of an experienced attorney who can help you get the compensation you deserve. At Auger & Auger, our lawyers have represented truck accident victims throughout the Southeast for over 26 years. We know how insurance companies work, and we know the tactics they use to not pay you the money you deserve.

Before you accept any kind of settlement offer from the insurance company and forfeit your right to seek greater compensation, give us a call today at (855) 969-5624 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a truck accident injury attorney.

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