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3 types of injuries that result from semitruck accidents

On Behalf of | Nov 27, 2017 | Blog |

It was devastating. The truck in the lane next to you moved over when you didn’t have time to get out of the way. With nowhere to go, your vehicle ended up crushed into the center divider. The truck driver couldn’t control the rig, and it ended up crushing your vehicle.

You made it out alive, but not without serious injuries. Those injuries are a result of negligence, and it’s your right to pursue a claim. You aren’t alone suffering from injuries like these. Many people who get into crashes also struggle with severe injuries. Here are a few common injuries caused by truck crashes.

  • Chest injuries

Whether you’re hit from the front, side or behind, if your airbags deploy, there’s a risk of injuries to your chest and lungs. Even if they don’t, the seat belt could cut into your chest, waist and neck as it holds you to the seat. These safety devices do their best to protect you, but that doesn’t prevent you from suffering injuries. Collapsed lungs, bruising, blood clots and other serious injuries are possible when your airbags and seat belt are involved.

  • Crushing injuries

If a trailer rolls onto your passenger vehicle, it’s a horrifying and dangerous situation. Many vehicles collapse under the weight of a big rig. That weight could result in being nearly crushed where you sit. Fractured skulls, head injuries, crushing injuries to your extremities and other wounds are possible.

  • Broken bones

When your body hits parts of your vehicle with force or comes to a stop quickly in the wreckage, it’s not uncommon to suffer from broken bones. If you gripped the wheel, broken hands are possible. If you hit your head, a broken skull could occur. Broken legs, knees and other body parts are also real possibilities.

These are all different injuries you could suffer in an accident. If you do, make sure you get the medical care you need as soon as possible.