Common Truck Accident Injuries
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Every truck accident is different, but there are common types of injuries seen in these crashes. Central Florida roadways see thousands of serious truck accidents every year. Emergency room staff at Orlando Health and AdventHealth spend a lot of time treating common truck accident-related injuries like broken bones, neck injuries and internal bleeding.
For years, The Cerasa Law Firm LLC has been representing residents, snowbirds, students, tourists, and visitors to the Orlando Metro area and beyond in their injury and property damage claims.
We understand that recovering from truck accident-related injuries can be a long and painful process. Fighting with the insurance companies for coverage of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages only makes healing more difficult.
Truck accident lawyer Michael Cerasa is passionate about helping people get everything they require to fully rebound from a wreck caused by someone else’s negligence. He represents most accident victims on contingency and offers free case consultations.
Common truck accident injuries
In a run-in with a big rig, broken bones are a frequent outcome. Among the bones most often fractured are the arm, wrist, tibia/fibula (leg bone), femur (thigh bone), clavicle (collarbone), ribs, hip, back, and face.
Breaks, fractures, or cracks in arm and hand bones often occur when a person tries to brace for crash impact and cover their heads. Facial or skull breaks most often happen when people are not wearing seatbelts.
Neck or spinal injury
Often, with these injuries, a disc(s) in the spinal cord is compressed or fractured. Regular and expert treatment are often necessary to properly heal and maintain the health of an injured back.
Soft tissue bruising
Also known as a contusion, soft tissue damage is caused by blunt force, like the violent impact of an 80,000 pound, fully loaded tractor-trailer slamming into you. Soft tissue damage can lead to swelling and temporarily reduced mobility.
When sustained in a truck accident, this type of injury usually afflicts the chest, stomach, or torso muscles. When blood collects inside the body where it is not supposed to can lead to shock or death.
Fires causing burns regularly accompany bad truck accidents, especially if the semi was hauling flammable cargo.
PTSD other mental health struggles
Being hit by a truck can injure you emotionally as well as physically. It is not uncommon for the shock and trauma of a violent truck wreck to increase a victim’s everyday levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, or even lead to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Someone who has been in an accident may also suffer from survivor's guilt. Treatment for accident trauma can include cognitive behavioral talk therapy, medication, group therapy and other forms of mental health care.
Injuries suffered in a truck accident are sometimes fatal. When a loved one dies in a truck crash, a spouse, parent, child, or, occasionally, grandparent can usually file a wrongful death claim against the people whose negligence factored into the deadly accident. No amount of money can replace your loved one, but you can be compensated for a lifetime of lost household contributions, partnership and guidance.
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Many accident victims are not aware that they can negotiate with an insurance adjuster for a better settlement. Even when they do know it’s an option, few freshly injured people are prepared to handle such a huge task. It would be overwhelming for just about anyone - let alone a seriously hurt person - to conduct their first traffic accident investigation, beat the pavement collecting evidence, and successfully negotiate with a team of corporate lawyers for a fair payout.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, it is your right to have an experienced Florida attorney fighting for you throughout the entire claim process. We represent most accident victims on contingency, which means that our legal fee is paid for by the at-fault person’s insurance company – not you. We only get paid when we win.
If you’re ready to learn more about how Florida law applies to your specific situation and what your claim is worth, contact us for a free consultation.