The Long-Term Health Consequences of Truck Accidents

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Trucking accidents can wreak havoc on one's life in more ways than one. Not only do they pose a great risk of bodily harm, but they can also lead to extensive property damage and a host of other problems. When it comes to injuries, there are two distinct types: immediate and delayed. Read on to learn more.

What are Delayed Injuries?

Immediate injuries manifest themselves immediately after the accident, such as broken bones and lacerations. Delayed injuries are injuries that may not be immediately apparent after an accident. They can take days, weeks, or even months to manifest after an accident.

Delayed injuries are often not diagnosed until long after an accident has occurred and may not show up on medical tests performed immediately following the accident. Trucking accidents can cause a wide range of delayed injuries, including:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Disc Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Soft Tissue Injuries

Recognizing The Signs Of Delayed Injuries

It is essential to recognize the signs of delayed injuries so that you can seek medical attention immediately. Common signs of delayed injuries include:

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Back pain
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Changes in vision or hearing
  • Difficulty remembering or concentrating

Make sure to document all medical records and communications with your medical providers. These records will be crucial in your case if you choose to seek legal recourse.

How Seeking Compensation Can Help

Seeking compensation is crucial for victims of trucking accidents because it can help cover medical expenses, loss of income, and other damages incurred as a result of the accident. It can also help you get the medical care necessary to recover fully from your injuries. Delayed injuries can be expensive to treat, and you shouldn't have to bear the costs alone. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.

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Fighting for the Compensation You Need to Make a Recovery

At Carpenter & Zuckerman, we are committed to pursuing justice for those who have endured wrongful injuries. We're determined to fight for our clients' right to fair and just compensation as they work toward physical and emotional recovery. To ensure that our clients receive the highest caliber of legal representation, we operate on a contingency basis–meaning that you don't have to pay anything upfront for our services. We believe that financial worries should be the least of your concerns when you're dealing with such a traumatic experience, and that's why we're here to help you navigate the complex legal system so that you can focus on healing.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of others, please do not hesitate to contact us today–we'll stand by your side and provide unwavering support until justice is served. We invite you to browse our client testimonials, case results, and truck accident-related resources to see for yourself why we’re the best choice for you.

To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at (425) 585-4009 or contact us online.

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