21 Oct What Should I do if I Have Been in a Truck Accident in Glenolden, PA?
In 2013 alone, an estimated 342,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes. Of the people injured in crashes involving large trucks, 72% were occupants of other vehicles.
Truck accidents can cause serious injuries that require extensive medical care. Many injured victims are hospitalized for weeks, then most complete an extended period of physical therapy.
Some of the most common injuries seen from truck accidents include the following:
- Back and Neck Injuries: Back and neck injuries are some of the most common damages seen in motor vehicle accidents including tractor-trailer crashes. The neck and back are critical for movement and daily activities and any damage here can have long term effects on injured parties. During recovery, involving the help of a chiropractor can be beneficial to improve your quality of life.
- Head Injuries: Head injuries or head trauma can cause a wide range of issues that can be life-altering. Oftentimes symptoms do not emerge until after the accident. Things like headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion, vision problems, and other symptoms can be indicative of a head injury. Some head trauma causes cognitive issues and/or motor skill loss. Some people are not able to fully recover after suffering a brain injury.
- Broken Bones: Because tractor-trailer trucks are heavier and more powerful than most vehicles, their impact can cause many broken bones for victims. Regaining a full range of motion after suffering a broken bone is hard work, but with the help of doctors and physical therapists, it can be accomplished.
- Lacerations and Bruises: Many accidents can cause cuts and bruises that leave long-lasting scars. If you have a detectable physical injury, seek emergency medical attention.
- Internal Injuries: The impact of tractor-trailer accidents can often cause blunt force trauma to internal organs like the liver, spleen, and bladder. If ruptured or significantly injured, these organs can be difficult to repair. This is an important reason to always accept a medical review after an accident.
- Seat Belt Injuries: In Pennsylvania, it is against the law to ride or drive without wearing a seat belt. While seat belts can protect passengers in many situations, there are times when a seat belt can cause injuries, much like whiplash. Whiplash can include neck pain and stiffness and a loss of range of motion in the neck, but by including chiropractic care in your recovery regimen, you can combat some of the effects of whiplash.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: Accident injuries to the spinal cord are often particularly calamitous because they can lead to paralysis. Anyone who sustains an injury in a truck accident should seek medical attention as soon as possible because the damage is not always apparent. If you have suffered from some type of paralysis, including movement in your medical rehabilitation sessions is critically important.
Contact the Injury Care Center
If you have been in an accident and are searching for help to recover and to regain a high quality of life, contact the Injury Care Center today. We are a group of dedicated professionals here to serve you; we practice patient-centered care and can tailor your rehabilitation based on your specific needs.
Under one roof, we have doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists with the best training and newest equipment to help you succeed.