Truck accidents typically cause major injuries to those who are involved. Whether you are hit head-on, side-swiped, or hit from behind by a tractor-trailer, you are prone to experiencing painful and often debilitating injuries.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Commission, thousands of motorists will become hurt in truck accidents this year, with many of them dying.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
If you are driving on I-20, Route 28, Tobacco Road, or even Warren Road, you could become injured when a truck driver loses control of his vehicle and slams into you. Although a passenger vehicle driver or passenger can experience any type of injury from an accident, some are more common than others:
- Traumatic brain injuries. When you are hit forcefully in a collision, it is common for your head to collide with something in your vehicle, such as the steering wheel, windshield, and airbag. As a result, you could experience a serious traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion or skull fracture.
- Neck injuries. Your neck often takes the brunt of hard hits, particularly when involved in a motor vehicle accident. Necks are commonly thrust forward and backward forcefully, and victims can experience severe damage to the muscles and ligaments in their necks. Whiplash, for example, is one of the most common—and painful—neck injuries you can have because of a truck accident.
- Burns. When cars collide into trucks, their fuel compartments can explode and dangerous fires can ensue. In fact, automobile fires are the leading causes of burns in truck accident injuries.
- Internal injuries. Although your seatbelt can save your life, it can also cause internal injuries in an accident, as can the steering wheel and any other object in your vehicle. Organs that are often damaged in accidents include the pancreas, kidneys, spleen, and liver.
If You Were Injured in a Trucking Accident, We’re Here to Help
Many truck accident injuries cause a lifetime of difficulty. Unfortunately, dealing with such problems is not only debilitating, but often costly, and unless you have the help of an experienced attorney on your side, you may have to pay these fees yourself.
Christopher J. Hudson wants to help you fight for your rights and attempt to receive the compensation you are entitled to that can help cover the costs of your treatment. From our office in Augusta, we serve Georgia and South Carolina. Contact us today to learn more about your situation and whether you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.