What are the most common injuries caused by an accident with an 18-wheeler?

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What are the most common injuries caused by an accident with an 18-wheeler?

As you might suspect, an accident with a large truck generally causes serious injuries. These injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Severe blood loss
  • Broken bones
  • Burns (chemical and heat)



In a worst case scenario, this also includes death. 



There is no doubt semi-truck accidents can and do cause serious damage. Injury still is likely even accidents at low speeds, such as 35 mp. The risk of serious injury and death increases significantly when a crash occurs at higher speeds.



Unfortunately, as semi-truck accident lawyers in Bensalem, PA, we have seen too many people become injured after being hit by a big rig. We know too well the impact an accident has on their lives. Many of the above injuries change the life of an accident victim forever.



After a Semi-Truck Accident



Due to the serious nature of semi-truck accidents, those who become injured during an accident with a semi-truck in Bucks County should seek the advice of an attorney before signing an offer of compensation. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one, it can be tempting to sign on the dotted line and try to move on with your life. But, if the offer is too low—and it almost always is—you may find in a month or a year that you don’t have the money you need to pay for expenses related to the crash, including expenses for medical care, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity.



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For questions regarding your case, call 215-642-2335 to speak with a Bucks County personal injury attorney who is ready to fight for your rights and help you recover the compensation you need.

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