There is a good chance that you’ll share the road with a commercial vehicle while traveling on a Texas highway. If such a vehicle collides with your own, you could experience a variety of injuries that may negatively impact your health and well-being.
Head and neck injuries may occur
Whiplash is among the most common car accident injuries that a victim might incur. The injury is a result of the unnatural movement of the head and neck at the point of impact. You may also experience a concussion, fractured skull or broken neck muscles after being involved in a commercial truck accident.
You may experience internal injuries
Internal bleeding, lacerated organs or similar types of injuries may occur in the aftermath of a truck accident. These types of maladies may be especially dangerous because you may not notice the signs or symptoms of such injuries right away. This is perhaps the best reason why you should seek treatment right away even if you don’t think that you were hurt in a crash. Common causes of internal injuries in a truck accident include being impaled by objects or a seat belt cutting into your body.
Broken bones are common
Your arms, legs and other parts of your body will likely make contact with hard surfaces in the seconds after impact. This may result in broken tibias, femurs and other bones. In some cases, you may experience compound fractures that will need to be addressed immediately to prevent infections or other secondary complications.
If you have been hurt in a crash caused by the negligence of another party, you will likely be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other damages. Typically, personal injury cases are resolved outside of court. However, you do have two years to file a lawsuit against the truck driver or other parties who may have violated their duty of care by creating conditions that led to your accident.