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Common Injuries in Truck Accidents and Pursuing Compensation

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Common Injuries in Truck Accidents and Pursuing Compensation

Matt Whitehead | Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

Matt Whitehead | Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

As we’ve previously covered on this blog, traffic accidents involving tractor-trailers and other large trucks are different from accidents involving only passenger cars. They are often more devastating and destructive, leading to disproportionately more fatalities and severe injuries for occupants of passenger cars. Certain types of injuries are common in large truck accidents, which we cover below.

If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own in an accident with a large truck (aka big rig, semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or 18-wheeler), you may also be able to pursue compensation from the at-fault party or parties. Read on to find out how.

Common Injuries After a Truck Accident

Common injuries include:

        Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

        Head injury

        Spinal cord injury

        Cuts and scrapes

        Broken bones


        Internal bleeding

        Sprains and strains


Additionally, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological disorder that can develop after a traffic accident.

Other less common physical injuries and consequences after an accident with a large truck include partial or total paralysis, amputation, coma, and death.

Pursuing Compensation After a Truck Accident Injury

If you’ve been injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer or other large truck that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to pursue compensation. Compensation can cover medical bills, lost wages, and intangible factors such as pain and suffering. In certain cases, punitive damages may be awarded as well.

When seeking compensation in a large truck accident case, it’s highly advisable to work with an attorney who has experience handling truck accidents. That’s because accidents involving trucks are different from accidents involving only passenger cars, and experienced truck accident lawyers know what to expect and how to best advocate for their clients when facing so much opposition.  

Read: How Large Truck and Tractor-Trailer Accidents Are Different

Truck drivers typically have many people on their side working to protect them, including attorneys and accident investigators. If you don’t work with an attorney, you’re putting yourself in a David vs. Goliath situation. Working with an attorney and their team means having many people on your side who are committed to helping you get the best possible outcome.  

Schedule Your Free Consultation with the Truck Accident Lawyers at The Carolina Law Firm

There’s no obligation and you have nothing to lose by calling one of the numbers below to schedule your free consultation with The Carolina Law Group today. Our experienced truck accident attorneys know how to handle truck accident cases and are ready to fight for you. We are prepared to go to court if that’s what it takes to see justice done and get you the full and fair compensation you deserve. Call us today and tell us about your case and how we can help you.

The Carolina Law Group has four offices in South Carolina for your convenience: Greenville (principal office; call 864.312.4444), Greer (principal office; call 864.757.5555), Spartanburg (principal office; call 864.312.4444) & West Columbia (principal office; call 803.881.1110).

Call us at one of our four offices or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys. Our business hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5:30pm & Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm. Weekend and evening hours by appointment only. Our Greenville, SC law firm offers Spanish, Hindi, and Gujarati language translation services for your convenience.


Matt is a graduate of the South Carolina’s Honors College and the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Matt later obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law where was a member of the South Carolina Law Review and the legal fraternity Phi Alpha Delta. Matt’s education and experience provides valuable insight into how insurance companies approach the litigation process. This allows Matt to closely work with his clients in protecting their legal rights from the initial claim stage through trial.

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