18-wheeler truck accidents cause many types of accident-related injuries. Some of these accident injuries can result in death. The most common types of truck injuries include:
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) – Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most severe types of injuries that someone can sustain in an accident. There are two types of Traumatic brain injuries, open head injuries, and close head injuries. Traumatic brain injuries range from minor to severe, and these injuries can lead to permanent impairment.
Internal injuries – The powerful impact of a truck collision can lead to damaged bodily organs, including the kidneys, pancreas, liver, lungs, and heart.
Crush injuries – Crush injuries are caused by pressure that an accident victim’s body sustains during an accident. These forces lead to brain damage, nerve compression, bone fractures, and loss of brain cells.
Spinal cord injuries – The spinal cord is a group of nerves that carry messages between the brain and the body. Truck accidents often damage the spinal cord, which is an important part of the body. When the spinal cord has been injured, the accident victim could end up partially or fully paralyzed.
Bone fractures – Trucking accident forces often result in lacerations and bone fractures. The most common trucking accident fractures include facial fractures, legal fractures, arm fractures, wrist fractures, neck fractures, hand fractures, finger fractures, collarbone fractures, and ribs fractures.
Whiplash – Whiplash is a painful injury that happens when the accident victim’s head is forced back and forward or sideways. Whiplash may cause neck pain, numbness in the arms, lower back pain, and headaches.
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