It is a sad reality that many commercial truck accident victims succumbed to injuries. However, those who have survived such catastrophe often do not consider themselves lucky as their lives are greatly affected after being injured in truck accidents.
Truck accident survivors have to undergo prolonged medical treatments and series of therapy sessions as accidents involving heavy cargo trucks can cause critical injuries. A person who sustain back and neck injuries in a truck accident can no longer do the same job he or she used to do. When the bones that support a person’s body were damaged, he or she may not be able to carry out simple tasks like lifting objects or walking. Such injuries may also result to paralysis.
According to a report from the National Institutes of Health, Pedestrian injuries are a growing concern for public health care professionals and the health care industry in the United States (U.S.) and worldwide. Though pedestrians are at great risk of suffering neck injuries in truck accidents, it may also happen to people driving small vehicles. Vehicle drivers and their occupants are at risk of whiplash when the vehicle they are riding was struck by heavy trucks. A person who had been victim of a truck accident is at risk of suffering from brain damage if his or her head is greatly affected in the collision. A person is at risk of losing his or her logical thinking or may not be able to follow simple instructions after sustaining head injuries. Symptoms of brain injuries like motor function problems and cognitive impairments may manifest long after an accident. In some situations people who have been involved in truck accidents might overlook their injuries mostly if there are no open wounds. However, truck accident victims are also at risk of suffering medical conditions if their internal organs have been affected by the extreme force of collision. Expensive medical treatment may be required if a person’s kidneys, liver, bladder, spleen and pancreas experience bleeding. Broken bones are also common in truck accidents. Individuals who have suffered broken bones in truck accidents are also at risk of suffering internal organ injuries if their ribcage or pelvic bones have been damaged. All the injuries related to truck accidents are often debilitating and it may also happen to people riding a vehicle.
Survivors of truck accidents or families who have lost their loved ones in such mishaps should understand that they have the right to file a claim if negligent trucking companies are liable to their sufferings.