Common Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents in Dallas
- May 8, 2013
- Truck Accidents
18-wheelers are massive and take up a big chunk of the road. Driving alongside of one of these trucks can be nerve-wracking and stressful. The sound of the diesel engine and large tires humming down the road is quite intimidating. A lot of people are concerned that they might be involved in a wreck with one of these large vehicles. They are not wrong to worry, as trucks tend to cause quite a bit of damage when involved in a Dallas truck accident.
Most vehicles do not stand much of a chance during a crash with an 18-wheeler, as they will rip and tear through one of these smaller vehicles and anything else that lies in its way. Injuries that are sustained in these types of accidents are usually very serious.
Common injuries caused by truck accidents in Dallas are:
- Head injury – The direct impact or knocking into something with great force can cause head and brain trauma. Loss of memory, chronic headaches and vision problems are some of the symptoms of a head injury.
- Neck and back – As with other types of vehicle wrecks, neck and back injuries are very common in truck accidents. The severity can range from aches and pains to chronic pain to death.
- Broken bones – Broken bones can range from a slight fracture to a compound fracture. Either way, they are extremely painful and can cause long-term pain. Surgery and ongoing treatment are not uncommon for broken bones.
- Burns and chemical injury – Many trucks haul chemicals and fuels that when in contact with humans can cause serious injury. They also often have flammable material which can erupt and burn the accident victim.
If you have been injured in a truck accident you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Dallas trucking accident attorney at Guajardo & Marks to find out your legal options. Call 972-774-9800 today for a free consultation.