Truck accidents are often devastating event to the victims. These injuries come from the massive crash into other obstacles, cars, environment, and ground and can include broken bones, concussions, or even death. Many people have been killed in truck accidents in the past few years, mostly because of what is known as a secondary accident. This is a trauma that occurs after the truck that was involved in the accident with another car, hit's a different car than the primary cars involved in the accident.
A common type of injury resulting from truck accidents is broken bones and damage to the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the part of the body that controls the movement of the muscles in the back and neck and damage to it occurs when the neck is compromised or when the head is crushed during the impact. This can result in severe injuries, which may cause nerve damage and even permanent disability. Neck injuries are particularly dungerous because the nerves in the neck must travel through the space created by the compressed air in the head, and through the space created by the skull. If these nerves are damaged, it is virtually impossible to regain normal functioning.
Furthermore, there are many cases of very serious injury resulting from truck accidents. These cases, which may involve very large trucks or very heavy vehicles, are called catastrophic injuries. In many cases, they require life-saving measures to try and get better, rather than minor treatments. The majority of catastrophic truck accidents happen at night, on holidays, or other times when it is difficult to ascertain the cause of serious injury. Some cases, such as those involving large trucks, also result in thousands of dollars worth of damage to the victims' property as well.
The result of some truck accidents can be catastrophic. Therefore, trucking regulations must be frequently updated to protect everyone. The most effective way to do this is for truck drivers to familiarize themselves with the current standards for safe truck driving. They should also receive instruction in proper maintenance and safety devices. All truck drivers no matter what their age, should have a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) and he or she should be properly trained in safe truck driving.
Rear-end collisions are another common type of truck accidents. In this case, the truck either collides with another vehicle, or it is in turn driven by another vehicle. In many instances, the truck driver was at fault for the accident, though he might argue otherwise. Rear-end accidents occur when large trucks travel at speeds exceeding 50 miles per hour. Of all the common types of truck accidents, Rear-end collisions are the most likely to result in severe injury or fatality.
Truck drivers must always follow trucking regulations and remember that they are bound by law to follow the rules of the road, even if it means causing an accident or injury. They must also be prepared to handle unexpected emergencies in the event of an emergency. Because accidents can be unpredictable, they are best handled by trained professionals. A qualified truck accident lawyer can help truck drivers understand their legal rights and deal with the appropriate authorities. Not following trucking regulations can lead to serious consequences for both parties involved.
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