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Truck accident on Interstate 80 results in serious injuries

Accidents involving semi-trailer trucks can be especially devastating, and this is clear from a recent Illinois collision. According to WQAD News 8, two trucks collided on Interstate 80 on April 28, resulting in serious injuries. If you have been in a truck accident, you know how serious the consequences can be.

The sheer weight and force of tractor trailers often lead to critical injuries. Here is a list of common injuries following an accident with a truck.

Neck injuries

Your neck can be seriously affected by a truck accident. You could experience minor neck pain or a serious spinal cord injury. Whiplash is also common.

Bone fractures

Fractures after an accident commonly occur in the wrists, arms, legs and elbows. While these can be treated with physical therapy and casts, sometimes the injured body part is limited in movement.

Head trauma

Brain injuries can happen even if your head did not directly hit something. Due to rapid braking, you could get a traumatic brain injury. Symptoms include headaches, nausea, confusion and cognitive complications. 

Back injury

Certain back injuries may be linked to neck injuries, especially when they involve the spinal cord. Lower back pain may occur and become chronic. This may result in difficulties working and accomplishing daily tasks.

When you get injured after a semi-truck crash, document all injuries, medical expenses and lost wages to receive a fair settlement through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Seek help from a personal injury attorney who can fight for you every step of the way through advice and representation.

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