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Common Injuries Sustained in Truck Accidents

Because of the sheer weight and size of large commercial trucks in comparison to smaller passenger vehicles, it is not difficult to imagine why motorists often tend to suffer particularly severe injuries when involved in truck accidents. Even if a motorist survives a truck accident, he or she usually has a long road to recovery or perhaps may never fully recover at all. If a truck driver, trucking company, or other party caused the accident due to negligent actions, that party should reimburse all victims for any injuries they suffered. An experienced Coweta County truck accident lawyer can help truck accident victims recover.

Some common injuries suffered by motorists involved in large commercial truck accidents include the following:

  • Spinal cord damage, possibly leading to temporary or permanent paralysis

  • Traumatic brain injuries, which may cause permanent brain damage

  • Internal organ damage or bleeding, which often requires surgery or transplants

  • Crushed limbs, possible leading to amputation

  • Severe burns, which often require painful surgeries and cause permanent disfigurement in some patients

The above injuries are mostly considered to be catastrophic for a patient and can require lengthy hospitalizations, numerous surgical procedures, full-time assistance at home, extensive medical equipment and rehabilitation, and much more. Additionally, many truck accident victims lose their ability to return to school, work, or other regular activities. All of these losses should be compensated by any negligent party that caused the truck accident.

Contact a Coweta County truck accident attorney for a free consultation

If you have suffered injury in a truck accident, you deserve to recover for all of your relevant losses, including pain and suffering, emotional trauma, as well as financial losses such as medical bills and lost wages. If you suffered permanent disabilities or disfigurement, the calculations for the appropriate amount of recovery may be complicated. The experienced truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith know how to calculate losses to ensure you are fully and fairly compensated by any negligent parties. Contact our office today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule you free initial consultation.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia