You’re probably used to sharing Ohio roads with commercial trucks without incident. However, if you’re suddenly involved in an accident with one of these huge vehicles, it can have devastating results. These are some common injuries you could sustain in such a crash.
Neck and back injuries
Truck accidents can leave you reeling from neck or back injuries ranging from mild to severe. Even if you suffer a dislocated disc in your neck or back, it can cause debilitating pain and limited range of motion. More serious injuries can cause bigger problems to the point where you’re bedridden.
Head and brain injuries
Another injury you could develop after a truck accident is a head or brain injury. If you are diagnosed with one of them, you might have a concussion or something more serious; a traumatic brain injury can result in serious symptoms and consequences ranging from confusion to slurred speech to loss of consciousness or even permanent brain damage. Depending on their severity, these injuries can change your life and even shorten your lifespan.
If you have been in a truck accident, you might be left with internal injuries. However, if you don’t immediately spot any noticeable injuries on your body, you should never shrug them off; internal injuries often mean you have internal bleeding and organ damage, which can be life-threatening. These injuries require immediate medical attention and often, surgery.
If your face hits the windshield upon a crash with a truck, you could be left with significant scarring and disfigurement. In this situation, you might need extensive plastic surgery to repair the damage to your face. Such injuries can dramatically change your life.
You can’t always predict or avoid a truck accident; however, you can reduce your risk of such a collision and serious injury by staying alert and using defensive driving.