Many people are injured in vehicle crashes. Some of these crashes involve a semi-truck. Semi-trucks are among the largest vehicles on the road. An accident involving such a truck can cause especially severe injuries that result in permanent disabilities
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration posts statistics on semi-truck accidents and bodily injury due to truck accidents every year. In fact, that agency’s large-truck and bus-crash report contains important data about large truck and bus crashes.
Many factors contribute to the severity of accident injuries, including seatbelt use and the manner of the collision. Here are some of injuries that can result from a crash.
A soft-tissue injury, such as whiplash, can include damage to muscles, ligaments, or tendons. This sort of injury can happen when the head or neck is suddenly and violently moved in a collision. Whiplash is a common injury in semi-truck accidents.
Other than soft-tissue injuries, those to the head, chest, arms, or legs can result from an accident involving a semi-truck.
If the head is struck in an accident, there may be visible injuries such as lacerations, but there also might be internal damage that can’t be seen, such as bruising and tearing of brain tissue or blood vessels. This can result in a concussion and lead to traumatic brain injuries that result in lasting damage.
Chest injuries also are possible. These can lead to internal injuries as well as bruised or broken ribs. All occupants can suffer chest injuries caused by seat belts or collisions with the dashboard.
If you’ve recently been injured in an accident with a semi-truck and are looking for a truck accident lawyer, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced attorneys at the law firm of William Mattar, P.C. by calling (844) 444-4444.
We can examine the unique circumstances of your case, answer your questions, and design a plan of action that can help you achieve maximum compensation.