Raleigh, NC- Tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks are such large vehicles, weighing 25 to 30 times more than a passenger vehicle, that when they are involved in an accident the ensuing injuries can be major. While some North Carolina truck accident victims are fortunate enough to avoid severe injury, many truck accident victims sustain costly and life-altering injuries. We’ll discuss the types of injuries commonly suffered by truck accident victims.
Typical injuries sustained in truck accidents:
- Neck injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of limb or use of limb
- Burns from vehicle fire or chemicals
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
A back or neck injury can be minor, but in many cases these injuries are serious, often leading to temporary or permanent disability. Even when the injuries are minor, the victim can suffer and great deal of pain. Serious spinal or neck injuries can become a life-long issues, leaving a victim unable to work and meet their daily needs. If one of these injuries results inn paralysis, a victims face numerous challenges just trying to take care of their basic needs.
Traumatic brain injures can be just as catastrophic as spinal of neck injuries. Often, accident victims who suffer a brain injury will need months, sometimes years, of rehabilitation in order to do things that were once routine. Brain injury victims may have to learn how to speak and walk. Victims who suffer serious brain injuries can experience diminished mental capacity and, like spinal of neck injury victims, will face a permanent disability.
When an accident victim loses a limb or loses the use of a limb, they face obvious challenges and they will never experience complete recovery. Such injuries mean a victim will not be able to do all the things they used to and will have rely on prosthetics and the assistance from others. Losing a limb can also lead to permanent disability.
Burns either from fire or exposure to toxic chemicals are very painful, especially if the burns cover a large area, and require a long recovery. Not only do burn victims have to suffer through unimaginable pain, they can also be permanently disfigured. If toxic fumes are inhaled, a truck accident victim could experience chronic respiratory problems and damage to other internal organs.
While broken bones are not nearly as serious as some of the injuries discussed above, recovery can be long-term. Such injuries can lead to chronic pain and diminished physical capacities.
Any of these injuries can come at a great physical, emotional and financial cost for the victims. All of these injuries can dramatically alter the course of truck accident victim’s life. They will be drowned in a mound of medical and accident-related costs. This isn’t fair if a serious truck accident was the fault of a negligent truck driver or trucking company.
If you have suffered any of these injuries in a truck accident, speak with a truck accident attorney in North Carolina to learn the true cost of your injuries and how you can get every dime of compensation you deserve. USAttorneys can help you find professional and dedicated legal counsel near your Raleigh location.