Common Injuries in Semi Truck Accidents
One of our greatest strengths as a firm is our expertise in dealing with the many legal and medical ramifications of injuries sustained in trucking accidents.
As you may know all too well, an accident with a big rig often involves serious injuries and even fatalities. In the midst of the challenging emotional aftershocks of these incidents, victims are required to make complex and difficult choices regarding medical treatment for injuries they themselves may not fully understand, and without knowing that such choices can — and often do — have legal repercussions.
We aren’t doctors, but we consult with the medical professionals who treat our clients. We do this because we know that in order to best serve the needs and interests of our clients, it is crucial that we thoroughly understand the diagnosis and prognosis of each injury, the optimal approach to treatment, and the extent of recovery that can be hoped for.
In instances where a case goes to court, our knowledge and experience enable us to convey essential understanding of medical complexities to a jury. Through the use of discussion, slides and other visual aids, we communicate the information jurors need in order to render a fair verdict.
Below, we’ve provided a discussion of some injuries common among victims of trucking accidents.
Vehicle accidents, including those involving tractor-trailer trucks, are a major cause of traumatic brain injury or TBI. Read more about brain injuries.
In an average year in the U.S., there are more than 200,000 car fires, which result in several hundred deaths. Read more about burn injuries.
Back, Neck, and Spine Injuries
Some of the most common injuries in a truck accident involve the back, neck and spine. Read more about back, neck, and spine injuries.
Fractured bones are a common result of trucking accidents, and, unlike some injuries, which can require extensive diagnostic procedures, fractures are usually readily apparent within moments. Read more about orthopedic injuries.