Even the most common accident injuries in car and truck wrecks can leave victims with challenges that require serious medical support and expert legal guidance. In this post, we’ll shed light on the 10 most common injuries people sustain in car and truck accidents, ensuring you have the knowledge to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Whiplash is perhaps the most common injury after a car accident. The sudden, jerking motion of your head can cause strain on your neck muscles and ligaments, leading to pain, stiffness, and discomfort.
- Bone fractures
The impact of a collision can result in broken bones, particularly in the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis. Fractures can range from mild to severe, requiring medical attention and possibly surgery.
- Head injuries
Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur due to the force of impact. These injuries may range from mild to severe and can have long-term effects on cognitive function.
- Cuts and lacerations
Debris from a crash, such as shattered glass or sharp metal, can cause cuts and lacerations. These injuries can range from minor to severe and may require stitches or other forms of medical treatment.
- Soft tissue injuries
Muscles, tendons, and ligaments can be strained or torn due to the sudden impact of an accident. Sprains and strains can lead to pain, swelling, and limited mobility.
- Chest injuries
The impact from a collision can lead to contusions (bruising), broken ribs, and even damage to internal organs. Chest injuries can result in difficulty breathing and may require immediate medical attention.
- Spinal cord injuries
High-impact accidents can lead to spinal cord injuries, which may result in partial or complete paralysis. These injuries require specialized medical care and long-term rehabilitation.
- Internal injuries
The force of impact can cause damage to internal organs such as the liver, spleen, and kidneys. Internal injuries can be life-threatening and often require immediate medical intervention.
- Knee injuries
The knees are vulnerable during a collision and can suffer injuries such as torn ligaments (like ACL tears) and fractures. These injuries can be painful and may require surgery and physical therapy.
- Psychological trauma
The emotional distress from a car or truck accident can lead to anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Seeking mental health support is essential for recovery.
The Roach Law Firm understands that every car and truck accident is unique, and each injury requires personalized attention. Our team of experienced accident lawyers have won landmark judgments and settlements totaling billions of dollars. Their victories include $730 million in a recent case involving a Texas truck accident, the fourth-largest jury verdict in the United States and third-largest in Texas in 2021.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car or truck accident, call us at 903-645-7333 or contact us using the electronic form on this page. The Roach Law Firm is here to help you win the compensation you deserve and regain control of your life.