Common Types of Truck Accident Injuries in Ohio

Truck accidents can be devastating due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks. Severe truck accident injuries, such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord damage, are common. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident in Ohio, you have legal rights to pursue compensation from the at-fault party.

Attorney Aaron Bensinger of Bensinger Legal Services can help you get compensation for your truck accident injury. Contact us at (419) 455-1410 to learn more. In the meantime, here’s a look at nine of the most common truck accident injuries.

1. Whiplash and Neck Injuries

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries from truck accidents. It occurs when the neck is suddenly jerked forward and backward, causing stress on the muscles and ligaments. Symptoms can include neck pain, headaches, stiffness, and dizziness. It’s essential to seek medical attention immediately, as whiplash can lead to chronic pain if not treated properly.

2. Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Back injuries are prevalent in truck accidents due to the force of the impact. These injuries can range from minor strains to severe spinal cord damage. A spinal cord injury can result in partial or complete paralysis, significantly affecting your quality of life. Even if you only feel mild discomfort in your back after a truck accident, it’s crucial to see a doctor to rule out serious injuries.

3. Head and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Head injuries are particularly dangerous as they can lead to traumatic brain injuries (TBI). TBIs can result from a direct blow to the head or violent shaking during a collision. Symptoms can vary from mild concussions to severe brain damage, leading to cognitive impairments, memory loss, and emotional changes. Immediate medical evaluation is essential to assess the extent of a head injury.

4. Broken Bones and Fractures

The impact of a truck accident can easily cause broken bones and fractures. Common fractures include arms, legs, ribs, and collarbones. These injuries can be excruciating and may require surgery and extensive rehabilitation. It’s essential to get an X-ray or MRI after the accident to identify any fractures that might not be immediately apparent.

5. Internal Injuries

Internal injuries are not always visible immediately after an accident but can be life-threatening. Damage to organs such as the liver, kidneys, or spleen can cause internal bleeding. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, swelling, and dizziness. If you suspect any internal injuries, it’s vital to seek emergency medical attention without delay.

6. Cuts, Bruises, and Lacerations

Cuts, bruises, and lacerations are common truck accident injuries due to broken glass, metal, and debris. While some cuts and bruises may seem minor, deeper lacerations can lead to significant blood loss and infection if not properly treated. Ensure a medical professional cleans and examines all wounds to prevent complications.

7. Psychological Trauma

Physical injuries are not the only consequence of truck accidents. Many victims experience psychological trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. The emotional impact of an accident can be as debilitating as physical injuries. It’s important to seek mental health support if you’re experiencing any psychological distress following an accident.

8. Chest Injuries

Chest injuries are common in truck accidents, especially if you strike the steering wheel. These can range from bruised ribs to more severe injuries such as fractured ribs, collapsed lungs, or damage to internal organs.

The force from the seatbelt or impact on the steering wheel can cause significant trauma to the chest area. Symptoms might include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and tenderness. Immediate medical attention is crucial to assess and treat these injuries properly.

9. Burns and Scarring

Victims of truck accidents involving fires or explosions can suffer burns and scarring. Burns can vary in severity from first-degree to third-degree burns, with third-degree burns being the most severe. Third-degree burns can result in permanent damage, requiring extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.

Scarring from burns can also lead to long-term physical and emotional trauma. It’s important to seek specialized medical care for burns to minimize complications and promote healing.

Why Choose Bensinger Legal Services?

Aaron Bensinger of Bensinger Legal Services brings a wealth of experience handling truck accident cases. He understands the complexities involved and is dedicated to ensuring his clients receive the compensation they deserve.

Whether you’re from Lima, Elida, Shawnee, Perry, Findlay, Kenton, or Van Wert, Aaron provides skilled legal representation tailored to your specific needs. If you sustained an injury from a truck accident, contact Bensinger Legal Services at (419) 455-1410. Let us protect your rights and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. 

Author Photo Aaron L. Bensinger

Aaron L. Bensinger is an Ohio attorney serving personal injury and civil litigation clients. He has extensive trial experience and makes client service is his primary focus. As a partner at Balyeat, Leahy, Daley, Miller & Bensinger, LLC, Aaron happily works in Lima, OH, and serves the entire Northwest region of the state and beyond.

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