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What Are the Most Severe Truck Accident Injuries in Tennessee?

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While it is true that truck accidents are not the most common type of vehicular collision, truck crashes are often the most severe in terms of personal injuries sustained. In fact, trucks account for approximately 1 in 10 deaths on the highway. In certain cases, truck accidents can result in fatalities due to the force of the impact. This is why it is so important to be cautious, especially when driving around trucks. These are, after all, thousands of pounds of metal sometimes careening down the road at 70 miles per hour. Victims who suffer injuries or those who lost a loved one in a truck accident may be entitled to compensation if the crash was caused by a negligent truck driver.

9 Common and Serious Truck Accident Injuries

Before discussing specific injuries and other severe repercussions associated with truck accidents, it is worth noting that truck accidents are more likely to result in multiple different types of serious injuries than other types of collisions. The sheer size and velocity of these trucks relative to cars make even the slightest accident that more devastating. Among the most serious injuries sustained from truck accidents are:

  1. Death

  2. Suicide (Unfortunately, the psychological trauma and emotional distress caused by such a major accident could lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] or other psychiatric conditions that might make someone take his or her own life.)

  3. Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries, some of which may cause paralysis

  4. Brain trauma, including concussions, that could lead to permanent brain damage or temporary loss of memory and speech as well as disorientation

  5. Burns of varying degrees

  6. Bone fractures and breaks

  7. Lacerations and other deep cuts that can lead to major loss of blood or permanent scarring

  8. Skin bruises

  9. Muscle sprains and strains

Contact a Campbell County Personal Injury Attorney

Truck accidents are very dangerous and sometimes no matter how cautious or safe you are as a driver, you may still be involved in a collision with a big rig here in Tennessee. If a truck accident has affected your life in some way, you should call a skilled Jacksboro, TN truck accident lawyer. The Law Office of William F. Evans has winning strategies in truck accidents and other personal injury cases to ensure that you receive the compensation you need and deserve to move forward with your life. Call us today at 423-449-7980 to schedule a free consultation. 

 

Sources:

https://www.consumernotice.org/personal-injury/traffic-safety/trucks/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S000145750700084X

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/safety/data-and-statistics/413361/fmcsa-pocket-guide-2018-final-508-compliant-1.pdf

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