Any crash can be serious, however, when there is a large semi-truck involved, there is potential for individuals sustaining some of the most catastrophic injuries. This is because these trucks are large, heavy, and when negligence is involved, it can be very dangerous.
Catastrophic injuries are very common for a victim involved in a semi-truck crash. Understanding what these are and how they can happen is a very important step in the legal process. Here are some things to know and what to look for.
Potential Catastrophic Injuries That May Be Sustained:
- Traumatic brain injuries: these are often caused when there is either a puncture wound to the head or significant trauma to the skull—such as the head hitting part of the car or metal frame.
- Spinal cord damage: this can potentially lead to serious conditions such as paralysis. Typically, these types of injuries are common when a truck hits a vehicle from behind, potentially causing serious whiplash.
- Broken bones: these are very common simply because of the overwhelming impact of the large truck. The frame of the vehicle can crush into the individual and it can break their legs, arms, ribs, or more.
- Lacerations: the broken glass, metal frame, and many other factors can cut the victims in the smaller vehicle, resulting in the need for stitches or even surgery.
Catastrophic injuries are some of the most dangerous and often impact individuals for their entire lives. Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are some of the most serious because they often cause the need to change lifestyles in order to complete some of life’s simplest tasks.
Our Greenville truck accident attorneys understand how difficult these situations may be. We work hard to help our clients seek compensation and justice. From start to finish, you can count on Hardee & Hardee, LLP to be by your side every step of the way.
If you’ve been hurt in a crash involving a semi-truck, know that you have rights and there may be individuals you can hold financially accountable for the injuries you have sustained.
Call us at 252-787-465 to schedule your free consultation.