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Truck Accident Injuries: How Serious They Can Be

At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, injury accident victims throughout the greater Sacramento area have a strong advocate for their legal rights. Our team has helped countless victims of large truck accidents that have resulted in serious injuries. Given the severity of such collisions, we'd like to go over the basics of these matters right now.

Large Truck Accidents Can Cause Severe Injuries

When another vehicle is involved in a collision with a large truck, severe injuries can be sustained. This is especially true when the other vehicle is much smaller than the truck. This is to be expected, however, given the amount of force that is generated by a larger vehicle of such great mass. Add to this the fact that multi-vehicle collisions are more likely when large trucks are involved, and there is a much greater chance of life-changing and fatal injuries.

Head Trauma and Major Brain Injuries

Major impacts can result in accident victims suffering major head trauma and brain injuries. This includes closed head injuries and open head injuries, and the possibility of lasting brain damage is high if the accident is especially serious.

Harm to the Spinal Cord

Another serious concern is injury to a patient's spinal cord. Major damage to the spinal cord can result in paraplegia or quadriplegia. Any form of paralysis is serious, of course, as is any back or neck injury sustained that results in changes to a person's mobility and general quality of life.

Paraplegia and Quadriplegia

With regard to paraplegia and quadriplegia specifically, both of these conditions mean loss of use and sensation in the extremities. In the case of paraplegia, this means the loss of use of the legs and lower half of the body. For quadriplegia, this means the loss of use of all the extremities. These sorts of changes mean life-long medical attention and a major dependence on loved ones to accomplish tasks that many of us take for granted.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are a common sort of injury in auto accidents. Given the way that large trucks impact smaller vehicles, serious compound fractures are possible following these sorts of collisions.

Major Lacerations

Another common injury in large truck accidents are severe cuts. With broken glass and other debris created in an auto accident, the possibility of major laceration and other sorts of puncture or cutting injuries is very high.

Internal Organ Injuries

Even if a person may seem fine outwardly, a severe impact can do damage to the accident victim's internal organs. It's important for a full medical exam to be performed following a major auto accident in order to determine if there is any damage done to a person's internal organs.

Fatal Injuries Are Not Uncommon

It should be noted that many victims of large truck accidents are so severely injured that they cannot survive the trauma that they have experienced. Fatal truck accidents are especially tragic given the profound sense of grief and loss that the victim's loved ones will have to endure.

Find Out About Truck Accidents and Your Legal Options

For more information about large truck accidents and the harm that can occur after a major motor vehicle collision, it's important that you contact our personal injury law firm today. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley will fight diligently for you and your loved ones.