The Serious Nature of a Crash Involving a Semi-Truck
It is true that any crash can be a serious accident. However, when the crash involves a large semi-truck, there is a great chance that the involved parties could sustain some of the most catastrophic injuries. The reason for this is because tractor trailer trucks are very large and very heavy, and if negligence is also involved, these accidents can be extremely dangerous.
It is very common for the victim of a semi-truck accident to sustain a catastrophic injury. Understanding what a catastrophic injury is and how they happen is an important step in navigating the legal process.
Here are some things you should know and be looking for.
CATASTROPHIC INJURIES THAT MAY BE SUSTAINED:
A traumatic brain injury:
These types of injuries are often caused when there is either an extreme amount of trauma to the skull or there is a puncture wound to the head. An example of this would be the head hitting part of the car or metal frame and that lacerating the head.
This type of serious injury can potentially lead to paralysis or other serious conditions. These types of injuries typically occur when a truck hits a vehicle from behind, potentially causing serious whiplash to the driver and/or passengers.
Broken bones are very common just because of the crushing impact of the large truck. The frame of a normal sized car can crush into occupants causing them to break their arms, legs, ribs, or more.
Cuts are caused by the broken glass, metal frame, and many others that can cut the victims in a smaller vehicle. Depending on the depth of the laceration, stitches or even surgery may be needed.
Catastrophic injuries are some of the most dangerous types of injuries and they often impact individuals involved in the crash for the rest of their lives. Spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries are the most serious catastrophic injuries simply because they often result in the victims’ need to change their lifestyle in order to be able to complete even some of life’s simplest tasks.
The Greenville truck accident attorneys at Hardee, Massey & Blodgett understand how difficult these types of accidents and situations can be. We work hard to help our clients seek the compensation and justice they may deserve after a catastrophic accident. You can count on the Hardee, Massey & Blodgett team to be by your side, start to finish, every step of the way.
If you have been hurt in a that involved a tractor trailer truck, you should know your rights. There may be individuals that can be held financially accountable for the injuries you and your loved ones may have sustained during the accident.
Call us at 252-378-2525 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced truck accident attorney today.