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What Are the Most Common Injuries from Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are undeniably some of the deadliest on our roadways, and as a result, some of the most serious injuries are closely associated. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a truck accident, obtaining the compensation to which you’re entitled is paramount, and an experienced South Carolina Truck accident attorney is standing by to help.

The Impact of a Truck Accident

The semis that roam our roads are massive, and their immense size and weight help to ensure that the impact of truck accidents is intense. In fact, truck drivers are far less likely to be injured in the course of a truck accident than the occupants of the other vehicles involved. In other words, the impact of a truck accident puts you at far greater risk of suffering a serious injury than it does the truck driver whose negligence caused you to be injured in the first place.

Common Injuries

Every truck accident on our roads is specific to the unique circumstances involved, and in the end, you can suffer virtually any kind of serious injury as a result. There are, however, some injuries that are most closely associated with these life-threatening accidents.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Because they affect your brain, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most debilitating and unpredictable injuries. A serious TBI can alter your sense of self, which is a life-changing consequence that can prove emotionally devastating.

Spinal Cord Injuries 

Spinal cord injuries cover a wide range of injuries that can occur anywhere on the spinal cord. When the spinal cord is cut or seriously damaged, the result is permanent paralysis below the site of the accident, but even a less serious spinal cord injury can lead to chronic pain and a serious reduction in range of motion.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are exceptionally painful injuries that can lead to serious complications, that can seriously interfere with your range of motion, and that can lead to chronic pain.

Limb Loss or Injuries Requiring Amputation

The immense impact of a truck accident can lead to crushing injuries that require amputation or limb loss in the course of the accident itself. It’s difficult to overstate the physical, financial, and emotional implications of losing a limb as a result of a truck driver’s negligence.

Additional injuries that are commonly caused by truck accidents include all the following:

Look to an Experienced South Carolina Truck Accident Attorney for the Help You Need

The formidable truck accident attorneys at John Price Law Firm – proudly serving North Charleston, Summerville, Myrtle Beach, and Santee in South Carolina – have an imposing range of experience guiding challenging truck accident claims toward favorable resolutions that support our clients’ fullest recoveries and we look forward to also helping you. For more information, please don’t wait to reach out and contact us online or call 843-552-6011 today.