Kansas City Townsend Law Firm

Injuries typically incurred in a truck crash

On Behalf of | Nov 20, 2023 | Personal Injury, Truck Accident

There are several injuries that a truck accident victim might incur. For instance, you could suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), broken bones or internal bleeding in a wreck that occurs while traveling in Kansas or other states. You may also experience internal organ damage as well as changes to your mood or personality as a result of your physical injuries.

Head injuries

Head injuries include a cracked skull, a brain bleed or lacerations to your face or neck area. Whiplash may also be considered a head injury as it can impact your ability to move your head as well as cause neck or back pain. These injuries may occur after striking a hard surface within the car or after being hit by an object that goes airborne in the aftermath of a wreck.

Broken bones

Hand, arm and foot bones are among the most likely to be broken in an accident because you’ll use those body parts to brace yourself upon impact. In a serious crash, you could be at risk of breaking your fibula, which is one of the strongest bones in your leg. A broken fibula could make walking difficult without pain for months or years.

Internal injuries

If your feet are on the dash at the time of impact, your knees could be sent backward straight into your body. You may also incur internal injuries after being punctured by a shard of glass or after being ejected from the vehicle. A truck accident may also result in being impaled by an object inside of the car such as the stick shift or a portion of your car’s steering wheel.

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other treatment costs. You can use witness statements, medical bills and other evidence to prove that you incurred a financial loss due to another party’s negligent behavior.