If your passenger vehicle is involved in a collision with a semi-truck, it is common for you and your passengers to experience serious and devastating injuries. Several factors impact the severity of the injuries and damages that occur, including the size of the vehicles, safety features in the passenger vehicle and force of the impact.
It’s imperative to seek medical treatment after a truck accident to find and treat the potential injuries you may experience. Some of the most common that are seen are highlighted here.
Whiplash is a common injury in any motor vehicle accident. Signs of this injury include pain and stiffness in your neck and head area. Treatment for whiplash often involves physical therapy; however, it will be determined what is best by your medical team.
2. Injuries to the spine or back
You may also experience injuries to your spine and back. These are more serious and often require surgical intervention. Injuries to your spine or back can also have long-term consequences, including chronic pain and, in more serious situations, paralysis.
3. Traumatic brain injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result in long-term effects and chronic pain. This type of injury may occur if you hit your head on something during the collision or if something penetrates your skull. In some cases, you may also experience cognitive issues.
Your rights after a truck accident
You have rights if the truck accident results from someone else’s negligence or wrongful act. One of these rights is to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation. Knowing and protecting your legal rights is essential to ensure that you have the funds needed to help you recover from a truck accident injury.