An Overview of Truck Accidents Daytona
The results of a truck accident can be devastating. The average truck is over 25 times bigger than the average car. In 2006, truck accidents caused 4,995 fatal accidents and 160,000 injuries. Driver fatigue, unforeseen road accidents, speeding and alcohol use are some of the things that can cause truck accidents. In many cases, truck accidents are not the fault of the driver.
Types of Truck Accident Injuries
Head Injuries-Head injuries are likely to occur in a head-on collision. A minor head injury can cause a headache. However, serious head injuries can result in permanent brain damage or death. If you are involved in a truck accident, then a physician should check you out. You may not notice any symptoms if you have a head injury. In fact, many people do not notice the effects of a head injury until years later.
Back Injury- A back injury is another condition that is extremely common. If the spinal cord is injured, then a person can suffer permanent or temporary paralysis. A back injury can also result in chronic back pain, which can have a negative impact on quality of life.
Fractures- The legs, elbows, wrists and arms are the areas of the body that are often fractured. A cast will probably be used to stabilize the broken body part. In some cases, surgery may be recommended. Additionally, some people have to get physical therapy.
Neck Injury- Herniated discs and whiplash are examples of common neck injuries. The neck can also be broken, which can result in death.
Contact a Daytona Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been hurt in a truck accident, then you will need to contact Zimmet & Zimmet. Our practice is focused on helping people who have been injured are in need of compensation.