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Common Truck Accident Injuries

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Commercial trucks take up a considerable amount of space on the roadways, and because they typically weigh over 80,000 pounds, they can be deadly if met in a collision. Those who survive an encounter with a big rig truck or other Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) may be forced to deal with chronic pain and lasting injuries. The FMCSA estimates that over 119,000 people sustained injuries in truck accidents in 2016, and that pattern has stayed mostly unchanged. If you’re one of the thousands of people afflicted by truck accident injuries, our Greenville truck accident lawyers are here to help you.

Here are some of the most common truck accident injuries to be aware of:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): The force of a truck accident can lead to traumatic brain injury, which ranges in severity from mild concussion-like symptoms to permanent brain damage. TBI causes confusion, memory loss, and headaches, and it may require long-term medical attention.
  • Neck and back injury: “Whiplash” is one of the most common conditions experienced after a truck accident, and it occurs when the neck is moved rapidly or thrown back by impact. Because the neck is so delicate, even light cases of whiplash can take months to truly heal, and more serious cases can render the back and neck permanently damaged.
  • Damage to the spinal cord: Because it is the body’s communication system, damage to your spinal cord can affect every aspect of your life. Spinal cord injuries demand constant care and occupational therapy, and may still result in paraplegia.
  • Internal bleeding: In the event of a truck accident, the passenger’s body may be struck by moving objects inside the car as it comes to a sudden halt. This causes internal bleeding and bruises, and in some cases organ damage.
  • Injuries to the abdomen: Abdominal injuries, whether blunt force or penetrating, can rupture abdominal organs and lead to internal bleeding. These are sometimes caused by the airbag deploying upon collision with a truck.
  • Loss of motor skills: Some truck accident victims experience a loss of their core motor functions. It can take years to regain full control over their limbs, and in more severe cases the victim becomes permanently paralyzed or disabled.
  • Lacerations: When the massive weight and metal framework of a big rig encounters a smaller passenger car, there are often sharp edges that can pierce the skin. These lacerations can cause scarring and exterior bleeding, as well as internal damage.
  • Broken or fractured bones: Bones put under severe pressure may fracture or break, and the impact from a truck accident exerts just that kind of severe pressure. It can take years to recover from bone injuries, and the bone is rarely the same afterwards.

Have you been affected by any of the injuries above? Don’t wait to call our team of Greenville truck accident attorneys today at (864) 408-8890.

Compassionate Advocacy for Your Accident Injuries

At Christian & Christian, we strongly believe that you deserve to travel safely on public roads, and we take all personal injury claims seriously. If you think a truck driver’s negligence or lack of safety precautions contributed to your accident, contact us to receive a free consultation. We offer all our clients a safe environment to discuss their case and determine if another party is liable for the cost and damage of their injuries. If the trucking company or the driver is responsible for your accident, our truck accident attorneys can apply over 100 years of shared experience to help you seek justice.

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