In a truck accident, those in passenger vehicles are often at risk of severe and catastrophic injuries. The massive size of the trucks and the high rate of speed at which they usually travel means anybody in front of a truck is in harm’s way. Below, we will help you understand what these catastrophic injuries are and your rights to pursue compensation for the long-term impact you may endure.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury can be one of the most challenging injuries to overcome. Even a mild TBI can be detrimental, leading to concussions, ongoing cognitive issues, and more. In many situations, a TBI can cause long-term damages with no treatment options.
The more severe your traumatic brain injury is, the worse the symptoms you will experience. The impact of a truck accident can cause a person’s head to collide with the vehicle frame, steering wheel, and other parts of the car.
Spinal Cord Damage
Vehicle collisions are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, and that includes truck accidents. Mild spinal cord injuries can cause herniated discs. However, in the worst-case scenarios, spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis.
Broken bones can occur in nearly any situation, and a severe fracture can go through a person’s skin because of the impact of a truck accident. If broken bones don’t heal correctly, it can cause some long-term damage, and it may be challenging to recover properly.
When you suffer injuries in a truck accident, you need someone on your side to safeguard your rights. We’ll be the advocates you need. At The Gatti Law Firm, our Oregon truck accident attorneys are ready to safeguard your rights and pursue the maximum compensation available to you.