Truck Accidents Can Cause Life-Changing Injuries By Steve Charpentier on May 14, 2015

A truck turned overThe legal team here at Charpentier Law Firm has helped numerous accident victims in and around the greater Melbourne and Central Florida area. Their legal expertise is especially crucial when it comes to truck accidents and collisions with large commerical vehicles.

The size of large trucks and the sheer amount of force that is generated from a collision can result in much more serious injuries than those that are sustained in collisions with other commuter vehicles. Because of this, the nature of the injuries that are sustained in large truck accidents tend to be very serious and often life-threatening.

Severe Head and Brain Injuries

Major head trauma and brain injuries are quite common following a serious large truck accident. These head injuries may be open or closed, or simply affect the scalp. It's not uncommon for concussions and other kinds of serious brain injuries to be sustained simply given the nature of the collision and the amount of force involved.

Damage to the Spinal Cord

When a major large truck collision occurs, it's likely that there will be serious damage done to the spine. Major problems with flexibility and general mobility can occur following a serious truck accident. If the spine is seriously damaged, it can result in paraplegia or quadriplegia, both of which will cause major repercussions to your personal and professional life.

Broken Bones

The impact from a large truck accident is often massive, and it's enough to cause compound fractures and other kinds of serious damage to your bones. The sheer amount of trauma that you may face can be serious, even if you are wearing safety restraints and your airbags deploy properly.

Severe Lacerations

During a serious collision, broken glass and other kinds of debris is bound to be airborne, resulting in scrapes and cuts. The sheer impact can also lead to lacerations caused by the seatbelt or sudden impact against the steering wheel and dashboard.

Major Internal Injuries

Internal injuries and internal bleeding are both possible after an accident with a large truck simply given the force created by the collision. These kinds of injuries need to be addressed by medical professional soon after the accident has occurred.

Burn Injures and Electrical Injuries

If a truck accident results in a fire or exposed electrical wiring, there is the potential of a burn injury occurring or potential electrocution. These can cause major damage to your skin and muscle tissue as well as a person's nerves.

Fatal Injuries Are Not Uncommon

Given the above, it should be no surprise that a number of truck accidents cause fatal injuries. The victim of an accident may fight to survive, but the level and amount of trauma may cause him or her to succumb to the trauma sustained.

Whether a person sustains severe injuries or fatal injuries, our team of truck accident attorneys will be here for you.

Speak About Your Truck Accident with Our Attorneys

For more information about your legal options following a serious truck injury, it's important that you contact our personal injury law firm today. The lawyers at the Charpentier Law Firm will work closely with victims and their loved ones in order to ensure that justice is served.

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