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The Long-Term Effects of Truck Collisions

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Truck accidents can result in serious injuries with lasting implications. A truck accident injury can result in physical discomfort, debilitation, emotional distress, and financial difficulty.

If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you must grasp the long-term effects of your injuries and your legal rights to compensation. High Stakes Injury Law can help you fight for your rights, so schedule a consultation today. 

Here are some of the injuries caused by truck accidents and their long-term consequences. 

Fractures and amputations. 

Amputations can happen in two different ways following a vehicle collision. It can be triggered directly and instantly by the impact when a limb is cut. Alternatively, the individual may have experienced limb damage (such as an infection or reduced blood supply), which might lead to amputation later on.

In any case, this is one of the most significant truck accident injuries since it will permanently alter the victim’s life.

The individual may suffer bone fractures as a result of the truck collision. Broken bones can occur anywhere on the body, but most commonly in the ankle, knee, ribs, and arms. A major truck collision may result in many fractures.

A person with bone fractures will require not just significant surgery to repair the fractures but also long-term rehabilitation and physiotherapy. 

Traumatic Brain Injuries or TBIs. 

Serious brain damage may ensue from strikes to the head or even severe whiplash if the truck accident impact is powerful. This type of injury has a long-term influence on your lifestyle and lifespan since it may leave you incapacitated for life. Some traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) include: 

  • Hemorrhage 

This is the bleeding that happens within the brain or skull tissue. If not treated promptly, this accumulated blood can cause tremendous pressure on your brain tissue, resulting in coma or even death.

  • Concussions 

When something strikes your head with great force, it can cause brain tissue damage and skull fractures. This type of injury may appear minor at first, but if left untreated, it can quickly become serious.

If your loved one has suffered a head injury, you should have them examined by a doctor, even if they appear to be well. You should never take any chances with TBIs. 

Injuries of the spinal cord. 

Spinal cord injuries can cause lifelong paralysis, loss of motion and function, and even death in some situations, making them a severe issue.

These can occur after a direct impact on the back after an accident, as well as when bone fragments shatter and lodge in the spine. Or even when the head and neck are thrust laterally, and the spine is compressed as a result of the collision. 

If you or a loved one have been involved in such an accident, contact an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible to explore your legal options.