Trucking accidents are slightly less common than regular automobile crashes but are almost always more dangerous. Trucks are massive and have a high chance of causing heavy damage to not only vehicles and roads, but more importantly, to the people involved in accidents. Injuries are often permanent or long-lasting, and unfortunately, can even be deadly, making compensation very important in the aftermath of an accident.
Devastating injuries cause extreme difficulty for those involved and are much more complex than other auto accidents. Call James Piccolino Law, P.A. (844.452.6377), car accident attorney Florida, if you’re dealing with the aftermath of a trucking accident.
Common injuries that occur after a trucking accident:
- Traumatic brain injury: ranging from mild, moderate, and severe, these injuries can cause permanent issues for those that are impacted. Traumatic brain injuries can last years or a lifetime, depending on the severity of the injury. As a result, impaired cognitive functions, physical capabilities, permanent loss of ability to work, and even a reduced quality of life can occur.
- Spinal cord injuries: this type of injury can lead to permanent and/or partial paralysis accompanied by a lifetime of pain. The impact of a spinal cord injury depends largely on what part of the spine was impacted. However, if any part of the spine is compromised, serious problems occur for the health and safety of the injured person.
- Back injuries: they often occur with spinal cord injuries, but the soft tissue, muscle, and bone can all be injured as well. Back injuries can require extended periods of physical therapy and rehab, along with the assistance of a chiropractor.
Trucking accidents can bring about devastating injuries. Due to the complex nature of figuring out who may be held liable (the driver, trucking company, those who conducted maintenance and repairs), fighting a legal battle can take a while and may bring more stress without the proper legal help. Visit James Piccolino Law online to request a consultation.