Truck Accident Injuries
Typically, truck accident injuries are similar in nature to car accident injuries. Due to the size difference between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles, severe injuries and fatalities occur more often. When these types of vehicles are involved in a collision the passenger vehicle usually experiences the brunt of the force.
If you or someone you loved has sustained truck accident injuries in Arizona, you may have legal and financial recourse. Contact an Arizona truck accident attorney today to discuss your legal options.
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Common Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accident injuries are usually critical, if not fatal. Listed below are some of the most common injuries sustained in a truck accident:
Usually, a truck accident results in some type of bone fracture. Bone fractures suffered in a truck accident tend to be severe due to the impact of the collision.
Lacerations or Cuts
One of the most common injuries suffered in a truck accident are lacerations. Cuts and lacerations can leave injury victims in agonizing pain. In severe cases, patients may have to endure expensive and lengthy treatments.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The symptoms of a spinal cord injury are not always be apparent after an accident. Injury victims should always see a medical professional after being involved in a truck wreck. A physician may order a series of tests including an MRI to diagnose a spinal cord injury. Depending on the circumstances of the injury, surgery may be required to treat the injury. A severe spinal cord injury may result in paralysis for the accident victim. Unfortunately, there is no cure for paralysis.
Blunt force trauma to the abdominals can result in a fatality. Some of the most commonly injured internal organs include the pancreas, kidneys, bladder, spleen and liver. Abdominal injuries can be difficult for medical professionals to treat.
Head and Neck Injuries
It is not uncommon for accident victims to sustain head or neck injuries in a truck collision. The severity of head injuries can range from a concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Injury victims can lose a limb in a serious truck crash. Sometimes a limb will have to be surgically amputated because of damage to the tissues or blood vessels.
Contact a Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyer
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, 2,362 people were injured in accidents involving commercial trucks and buses during 2011. If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident due to the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Arizona accident victims may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, property damage and lost earnings. Contact a truck accident lawyer at Phillips Law Group to learn about the legal rights available to injury victims.
At Phillips Law Group, our attorneys and staff are dedicated to helping injured individuals receive the justice that they deserve. We offer free legal consultations to all injury victims. During your consultation, an attorney will review the facts surrounding your accident and advise you on the best course of action to purse.
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