Common Bone Injuries Caused By Catastrophic Truck Accidents

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Truck accidents are among the most devasting accidents that a motorist can experience. Every inch of your body can be affected by the accident. However, a common medical injury as a result of this type of accident is broken bones.

Neck and Spine Injuries

Neck and spine injuries result from the force of the impact and the violent jolt that is sent throughout your body and your vehicle. Your body absorbs the impact, but it is much greater than your spine can handle and it ends up becoming injured as a result of the impact.

A spinal injury is devastating because the spine is one of the most important parts of your body. Your body uses the spine to send signals from the brain to the rest of the body. An injured spine can lead to you losing mobility below the point of the spinal injury and can also affect how your body functions in other ways.

Broken Bones

Other types of broken bones can be very painful but are also usually treatable. However, you might also be out of work for an extended period until your body fully heals. 

Employer Liability for the Accident

After the accident and the catastrophic injuries you have experienced, you might assume that the truck driver is at fault for your injuries. However, the party who is actually at fault might actually be the employer of the motorist. 

Employers can have vicarious liability for accidents carried out by their employers. They are responsible for hiring the right employees and making sure that they are trained adequately. This is especially true if you are able to find that the employer was negligent.

Employers Are Often Grossly Negligent

While your catastrophic injury attorney is investigating the employer, they might discover that the employee tested positive for opioids. This substance might have contributed to the accident.

However, the employer might have tried to ignore the positive drug test and may have allowed the employee to continue driving. Even worse, there may have been signs that the driver was not capable of operating the truck safely and the employer continued to increase the driver's hours anyway.

Receive Full Compensation for Your Injuries

Because of how expensive your medical bills might be, the employer's commercial insurance provider will do everything possible to avoid compensating you fully for your injuries. Therefore, you'll want to involve an aggressive lawyer in your case who will fight for your rights.  

For more info, contact a local firm like The Brogdon Firm.