Common Arizona Truck Accident Injuries

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Truck drivers rack up millions of miles every year, hauling freight from one point to another. No matter what they are carrying, truck drivers have a special obligation to keep their rigs under control, because when they lose control injuries will happen. Let’s look at some of the common injuries seen typically seen by our Arizona truck accident attorneys.

Traumatic Brain Injury

During vehicle impact, the brain can get jarred around the skull and sustain severe injury. These type of traumatic injuries can be very unpredictable. People who sustain traumatic brain injuries can experience any combination of the following:

  • Seizures
  • Convulsions
  • Memory troubles
  • Confusion
  • Problems with coordination
  • Chronic headaches
  • Speech difficulties
  • Paralysis
  • Personality changes
  • Long-term social problems

Limb Amputation

Cars that end up in accidents with tractor trailers sustain massive amounts of damage. Even with modern safety measures in place, it is very easy for passengers in these cars to have limbs crushed or pinned within the wreckage. The damage may be so great that the only option is to amputate the arm or leg.

Amputation is extremely traumatic because of the changes it brings to everyday life as well as the ongoing costs of long-term medical care and physical assistance required.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are almost inevitable when it comes to truck accidents. The impact of the truck against lighter passenger vehicles can be devastating for anyone riding within. Further damage occurs if the car ricochets into a guardrail or nearby vehicles.

Bones can break, split, or shatter into a thousand pieces. Simple breaks will likely heal in time, but some may require surgery, pins, screws, and even grafts. A personal injury attorney may help you seek compensation to cover medical costs of these more severe injuries.

Soft Tissue Injuries

The tissues that surround the bones can sustain injury too. These tissues include the muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, and cartilage. Diagnosing a soft tissue injury is not as easy as taking an x-ray for a broken bone.

Nerve Damage

Along with soft tissues, nerves can also sustain damage during an accident. And nerve damage can be even more difficult to diagnose. A damaged nerve, or one that is under too much pressure, can cause numbness, tingling or weakness. It can also send out pain signals.

Internal Injuries

Initial impact between a car and a truck can propel a person forward into their seat belt, the steering column, windshield, and/or dash. This sudden abrupt motion can cause organs to forcefully press against supportive structures (intestines against pelvis, heart against sternum, spleen against ribs or spine, etc.). Internal bruising, bleeding, and other severe damage can occur.

Mental Injuries

Accidents of all sorts can be damaging. But, the extreme damage caused by truck accidents can be especially traumatizing. Many accident victims have to deal with severe post traumatic stress disorder, elevated levels of anxiety, and other new aversions.

When to Call an Arizona truck accident Attorney

If a truck driver or owner is at fault during an accident in Arizona, they can be held liable for damages caused. That is why you need to contact an Arizona truck accident attorney as soon as possible. You can call on the legal team at Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys, day or night. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are available 24/7 by phone at 844-977-1900 or our convenient online LiveChat feature.

Disclaimer: The information on this blog is for general information purposes only. Nothing herein should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.