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The Catastrophic Nature of a Trucking Accident

Some of the worst accidents that can occur involve large commercial trucks which often reach up to 80,000 pounds. Combine that with the speed many of these large vehicles travel on the highway and a collision can be devastating to all parties involved.

In many of these situations, the injuries sustained by those in smaller passenger vehicles are considered catastrophic. Recognizing the various catastrophic injuries associated with truck accidents is important to not only seeking treatment but understanding the legal rights that may be available to you as well.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Truck accidents can create significant jolts to your brain inside your skull. As such, you may experience significant injuries ranging from concussions and hemorrhaging to bruising around the tissue on your brain and even coma.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Whiplash is a common injury in any type of accident. The size and speed of a commercial truck can increase the impact of these types of injuries which can harm your neck significantly. The most serious spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis.

Broken Bones

Arms, legs, ribs, sternum: these are just some of the parts of your body that are susceptible to significant harm in a large trucking accident. Unfortunately, these broken bones can also cause damage to your internal organs, resulting in bleeding and potential shutdown.

Burn Injuries

In many industries, there are some trucks that carry flammable products and a crash can lead to a fire. Even the smaller passenger vehicles can catch fire in a serious crash. As a result, those involved in the collision can suffer catastrophic burn injuries.

At Goodman Acker, we know how catastrophic injuries can change a victim’s life. If you’ve been injured, you should know what steps to take to hold the negligent party accountable, and our firm is here to help you.

Our Detroit truck accident attorneys want to help you seek the compensation you need to cover costs associated with medical expenses, lost property, lost income, and more.

Let us help you today. Call us at (248) 793-2010.

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