Throughout Georgia, many companies depend on transporting shipments by truck. In most cases, these massive commercial trucks complete their trips successfully. However, when they don’t, the aftermath is often injury-causing accidents. While post-truck accident injuries are common, some happen more often than others.
A collision’s impact often dictates an accident’s severity. If two cars collide at slow speeds, severe injuries are unlikely to result. When factoring in the speed and size of commercial vehicles, large trucks cause more severe impacts than two passenger vehicles. When high-speed impacts happen, it can result in victims suffering severe whiplash.
While bones are strong, they can only withstand so much force. Unfortunately, the force generated by colliding with a commercial truck often leads to bone breaks. Severe breaks cause displacements, occurring when bones separate. When truck accidents cause broken bones, victims may also need invasive surgery.
Injuries leading to amputations
Even with advancements in medical technology, doctors and surgeons can only do so much to help someone. If someone suffers extensive damage to their arms or legs after a truck accident, amputating the affected limbs could be the best course of action.
Traumatic brain injuries
If the force of an oncoming truck is severe, it may cause the heads of accident victims to strike off parts of their vehicles. Sometimes, this blow to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Immediate signs of a TBI can include frequent headaches and having a tough time sleeping. This kind of injury can lead to potentially lifelong effects, including:
- Mild to severe mood swings
- Difficulties with your vision and hearing
- Having problems thinking clearly
- Hearing and vision-related impairments
Regardless of how you feel after a truck hits your vehicle, seek immediate medical attention. Receiving medical treatment also lets you obtain records of the damage a truck driver caused.