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Catastrophic Injuries Resulting from Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents happen all the time, and when they do, they cause major issues on the road. From traffic to serious medical injuries, commercial truck accidents can be extremely dangerous. The extra size and weight of commercial vehicles causes the resulting damages and injuries to be catastrophic. Even though these accidents are unavoidable it is our duty as motorists to be considerate of the drivers handling these vehicles. Commercial trucks typically very large which causes several challenges for the driver including stopping, turning, and large blind spots.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a commercial truck accident, Jenkins Utley, P.C. is here to help you receive just compensation for damages. Our experienced trucking accident attorneys will provide a proactive, timely, and cost-effective approach to all clients that have been injured.

Common Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents are often horrific and end in serious injury. Since these accidents are typically unavoidable it is important for motorists to be aware of what can happen if they are involved in a crash. A variety of injuries can result from accidents but the following are the most common.

Spinal cord injuries

Major accidents can cause spinal cord injuries to motorists and passengers. Spinal cord injuries can leave survivors partially or completely paralyzed depending on the severity of the incident. These injuries should be taken seriously, as they almost always result in a disability. After experiencing a spinal cord injury, survivors may be unable to return to work and their overall quality of life may decrease dramatically.

Head and brain injuries

Many survivors of trucking accidents experience some type of head or brain injury caused by blunt force trauma or whiplash. These injuries are most commonly caused when a motorist’s head collides with a window or steering wheel. The head collisions can cause several problems and can lead to serious injuries, sometimes requiring surgery or hospitalization

Bone fractures

Fractures are very common in most motor vehicle accidents, but especially with commercial truck accidents because of the size of the vehicle involved. The impact of a commercial truck hitting a motorist vehicle on the highway is immense and can lead to fractures and breaks in any part of the body.

Disfigurement or amputation

Limbs can become caught in the wreckage of an accident, which leads to a loss of blood flow and can lead to permanent damage of the limb. Major collisions can also cause a limb to be severed or crushed, typically leading to the loss of that limb.

Contact Experienced Commercial Trucking Accident Attorneys Today

Jenkins Utley, P.C. is dedicated to investigating your case and we have the knowledge and experience to do so. Allow our team to help you and your family during this confusing and stressful time. Contact Jenkins Utley, P.C. in Atlanta today for your free consultation or give us a call at (404) 334-3013 to schedule your consultation.