There’s no such thing as a good car wreck, but an accident involving a semi-truck can be particularly devastating. The weight and speed behind these large vehicles is more than enough to cause severe injury or even death. Over 500,000 people are involved in these wrecks and experience their effects each year.
Injuries Resulting From Semi Truck Accidents
There are many factors that affect what injuries a wreck with a semi-truck will create. Things like weather conditions, angle of impact, speed, and traffic density will all play a part in determining how much damage one of these accidents causes. Even with safety precautions, such as airbags and seatbelts, in place, serious damage is still commonly reported after a wreck. Here are just a few of the most prevalent injuries that people experience after a semi collision:
- Brain damage—which can range from a simple concussion to total loss of function
- Injuries to the neck or spine—such as whiplash, or in extreme cases, spinal severing leading to paralysis
- Internal organ damage—from the force of impact or moving objects
- Limb damage—which can range from fractures to amputations
- Bone fracture and breakage
- Internal bleeding—which sometimes goes unnoticed
- Permanent facial disfigurement
- Burns—as a result of fires or explosions
After a Semi Truck Accident
If you are fortunate enough to survive a wreck with a semi-truck, you still face a long and challenging uphill battle to recover from your injuries. This process will no doubt take an emotional toll on you, but it’s also likely to put you in an unfortunate financial situation as well. Surgery and rehabilitation costs can add up quickly, and, even with insurance, there’s no guarantee that you won’t end up owing more than you can afford.
In scenarios like these, things can look hopeless, and you may feel like you’re suffering alone. However, that’s not the case. Here at Hunter Law, you’ll find a Tampa personal injury attorney that will fight for you and the compensation you deserve for your trouble. Semi-truck drivers who are careless and cause accidents should be held responsible for their actions, and we can make sure that happens. If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a wreck like this, contact us today—we’ll respond quickly and help you understand the options that are available to you.
You can reach us any time day or night at 844-Hunter-Law.