Regardless of the severity of a truck accident, you may incur serious injuries that may significantly erode your quality of life. For instance, you could suffer a concussion, a broken bone or a torn muscle in the aftermath of a wreck that takes place in California.
A cracked skull, a concussion or facial lacerations are all common injuries incurred in a truck accident. You might also experience whiplash, which occurs when your head is forced to move in a sudden or unnatural manner after a wreck. This may result in broken neck bones or torn neck muscles or ligaments. Symptoms of whiplash include stiffness or pain in the neck or a difficulty turning or moving your head.
Torn muscles or ligaments
Twisting and turning in an unnatural or sudden manner in the aftermath of a wreck may also result in other muscle or ligament tears. For instance, if your back twists awkwardly, you might strain or tear a muscle or ligament in that part of your body. The same might be true if your arms or legs are forced to move suddenly. In such a scenario, you might incur a torn ACL or strain an elbow joint as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving a truck.
If your injuries were caused by a negligent driver, you may be reimbursed for medical bills or other costs associated with those injuries. You can use witness statements, truck maintenance records or other evidence to prove that the defendant acted in an irresponsible manner prior to the wreck. A police report, photos or video footage taken at the crash scene may also help your case.