Common Truck Accident Injuries

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Semi-trucks are bigger and heavier than other vehicles on the road. Fully loaded, they can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When a fully-loaded semi-truck or other commercial vehicle collides with a smaller passenger vehicle, the results are almost always catastrophic. Truck accidents often cause injuries that are significantly more severe than those caused by car-on-car crashes.

If you were injured or someone you love was killed in a Connecticut truck accident, The Lebedevitch Law Firm, LLC can help.

Types of Truck Accident Injuries

The significant size difference between a truck and a passenger vehicle means that accidents involving large trucks and other commercial vehicles are almost always catastrophic. If the crash did not kill the victim, the injuries sustained are often horrific and may take years to recover from.

Here are common truck accident injuries.

Head and Neck Injuries

Whiplash is a common injury in any motor vehicle accident. But because of the substantial weight of semi-trucks, whiplash injuries sustained in truck accidents are often severe and can cause herniated and fractured discs in the spine. Because your neck and back are critical to almost everything you do, a serious spine injury can have permanent results that seriously affect your quality of life.

Broken Bones

The significant forces involved in a truck collision commonly cause broken bones.


Truck accidents often cause severe burn injuries. When a truck collides with another vehicle, fuel can leak and ignite, causing a serious fire that can lead to serious burn injuries. If the truck is carrying hazardous cargo, the risk of a burn injury is even more pronounced. People who suffer from burn injuries often endure significant pain and suffering and may experience scars that last a lifetime. Treating burn injuries often requires expensive and painful surgeries that take months to heal.

Head Injuries

Head trauma caused by a truck accident can cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI can have severe and long-lasting results. While TBI may not be immediately apparent, victims may suffer confusion, nausea, vision problems, headaches, and other cognitive difficulties. Head injuries can cause loss of cognitive and motor functions, and some people never fully recover.

Internal Injuries

Blunt trauma forces can cause damage and injury to internal organs. These injuries are difficult to treat and can be life-threatening.

Cuts and Lacerations

Glass, metal, and other sharp objects can cause painful cuts and lacerations that lead to scars that never fully heal.

Amputation and Disfigurement

The impact of a truck collision can result in the loss of a limb or other serious disfigurement. Someone involved in a truck accident may also lose a limb or suffer disfigurement because of burns or other trauma associated with the crash. These injuries may result in the need for adaptive devices like prosthetics or caretakers to assist with activities of daily living.

Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis

Injuries to the neck and spinal cord are particularly devastating as they can lead to partial or complete paralysis.

Fatal Accidents

Accidents involving semi-trucks are ten times more likely to result in death than crashes involving other types of vehicles. If you lost a loved one due to a truck accident, the Lebedevitch Law Firm can help.

Compensation for Truck Accident Injuries

No amount of money can make up for the pain and suffering that results from serious injuries or the loss of a loved one. However, monetary compensation can help pay for the cost of past and future medical bills that were incurred due to injuries suffered in a truck accident. It can also be used for counseling and other expenses, to replace lost income, and to repair any property that was damaged in the collision.

The compensation you and your family are entitled to receive will vary depending on the unique circumstances of your situation. But Stephen Lebedevitch, an experienced truck accident attorney, can evaluate your case, identify the responsible parties, and hold them accountable for the harm they caused.

The Lebedevitch Law Firm

If you were injured or someone you love was killed in a truck accident, Connecticut truck accident injury attorney Stephen Lebedevitch can help.

The Lebedevitch Law Firm fights for people injured in truck accidents in and around Fairfield and New Haven Counties. He has the experience, resources, and expertise to evaluate your injury claim, identify the responsible parties, represent you in negotiations with the insurance companies and, if necessary, take your case to court.

Stephen prides himself on providing an honest and straightforward approach to personal injury law. He understands that trucking accidents cause serious injuries, and he fights to ensure that his clients receive the compensation they deserve.

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