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What are some common injuries that truck accident lawyers take care of?

Trucks are big in size and heavier in weight. When these trucks are loaded or not loaded with things, they contract with an accident that results in so much disaster. Many truck accident victims experience life-altering injuries and, in the worst-case scenario, wrongful death. Whether the accident is a dump or a significant one, people may experience lots of damage and medical conditions because of their vast size and weight. Truck accidents result in more damage than car accidents. To seek compensation for all the suffering and damage, it is essential for you to hire a truck accident lawyer. Moreover, to know some common injuries that truck accident lawyers take care of, continue reading. 

 

Traumatic Brain Injury

 

Traumatic brain injury or TBI is a medical complication from an impact, jolt, or penetrating injury to the head that disrupts normal brain functioning. TBIs can be mild or severe and have lasting implications for cognitive, physical, and emotional functioning. Here’s a more detailed explanation of traumatic brain injury:

 

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

 

Here are some of the common brain injuries that take place when a sudden jolt results in truck collisions. 

 

  1. Concussion: A minor type of TBI with temporary loss of brain function if there is no visible structural damage. Among the symptoms of concussions are headaches, confusion, dizziness, and memory loss.
  2. Contusion: A hemorrhage inside the brain parenchyma caused by direct trauma or acceleration-deceleration forces. In localized damage and swelling, contusions affect nearby brain structures.
  3. Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI): A very severe type of TBI in which there is widespread damage to nerve fibers (axons) throughout the brain. Typically, the DAI occurs due to rapid acceleration or decelerations that lead to shearing and tearing of brain tissue.
  4. Penetrating Injury: This takes place due to the penetrating of an object through the skull and entering into brain tissue, which brings local damages that may involve severe complications as life-threatening. Penetrating injuries are usually linked to gunshots, knife wounds, or projectiles.

 

Spinal Cord Injuries 

 

The most devastating outcomes of road accidents such as truck collisions are spinal cord injuries (SCI). These injuries are caused by damage to the spinal cord, which causes an interruption of communication between the brain and body. Spinal cord injuries cause partial or full loss of motor function, sensation, and autonomic functions below the level of injury. With the help of Houston auto accident lawyer you can seek different type of spinal cord injuries.  Here’s a more detailed explanation of spinal cord injuries: 

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  • Cervical (Neck) Injury: Injury to the cervical spine in C1-8 levels is characterized by partial or complete paralysis of the trunk and limbs. In extreme cases, cervical injuries may result in quadriplegia or tetraplegia.
  • Thoracic (Upper Back) Injury: T1-T12 spinal cord injuries are those that affect the trunk and lower extremities, causing paraplegia (paralysis of the legs) or loss of function in the leg.
  • Lumbar and Sacral (Lower Back) Injury: Spinal cord injuries affecting the lumbar and sacral regions of the spine (L1-S5) can result in paralysis, leg weakness and hip function impairment, among other lower body dysfunctions.

What are some common injuries that truck accident lawyers take care of?

 

Orthopaedic Injuries

 

The musculoskeletal system, which comprises the bones and muscles, ligaments, and joints, is injured in orthopaedic injuries. Some of the common orthopaedic injuries in truck accidents are fractures, dislocations, sprains, and strains. These can be quite painful and disturb the victim’s normal life to the fullest. 

Truck accidents can lead to orthopaedic injuries for the victims because of the impact, crush syndrome, or being pinned or trapped in a wrecked vehicle. Truck accident lawyers collect victims’ orthopaedic injuries such as medical records, diagnostic imaging, and treatment regimes. They are looking for compensation to cover medical bills, rehabilitation, assistive devices, and even pain caused by the injuries.

 

Internal Injuries

 

Internal injuries involve trauma to the organs and internal structures of an individual, which damages may not be obvious but can rapidly progress into worse complications if left untreated. In truck accidents, some of the common injuries that occur internally include organ damage due to internal bleeding and traumatic pneumothorax. Internal injuries in truck accidents occur from blunt force trauma, penetrating wounds resulting from broken glass or debris, and the pressure of seatbelts during a crash.

Truck accident lawyers at Mokaram Law Firm collaborate with medical professionals to diagnose and treat the victim’s internal injuries, which may involve diagnostic imaging procedures such as x-rays or MRI scans, surgery, including endoscopy where applicable in addition to ongoing monitoring. They demand reimbursement for medical bills, loss of income, and pain as a result of the injuries.

 

Soft Tissue Injuries

 

Damage to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues occurs in soft tissue injuries. The most common soft tissue injuries in trucking accidents include whiplash and strains.

As a result of sudden acceleration, deceleration, or changes in direction during truck accidents, victims may sustain soft tissue injuries such as rapid stretch and torn tissues. In response, truck accident lawyers fight for victims of soft tissue injuries that may not always appear upon diagnostic imaging yet can cause tremendous pain and disability. They ask for indemnity in case of medical expenses, physical therapy fees, loss of wages, and pain due to injuries.

 

Psychological and Emotional Injuries

 

Truck crashes involve recurring psychological and emotional effects, such as cases of PTSD to victims. Some other conditions are anxiety and depression, in addition to grief and distress. When a person experiences a terrifying accident that hurts them emotionally, physically, and financially, they experience severe depression and other psychological issues. 

The psychological and emotional injuries in truck accidents include post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety driving or riding a vehicle in the aftermath of the accident, and coping ability with physical impairments.

In addition to physical injuries, truck accident lawyers are aware of how crucial it is for them as their clients need psychological and emotional support. They demand reimbursement for therapy, counselling, medicine, and other types of treatment aimed to help victims heal the psychological damage caused by an accident.

 

The Bottom Line

 

Truck accidents can be life-changing because they result in so much damage to the victims. To recover from the damage of truck accidents, the victim needs emotional support and monetary benefits to manage their loss and expenses. To seek justice and compensation from the liable party you need legal guidance to file a lawsuit. By collaborating with our accident lawyer, you can seek the maximum compensation. To discuss your case, call us today at (281) 609-9224.

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Past results do not guarantee future performance. The $1B amount reflects the NFL concussion MDL settlement not an individual claim.

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