Most Common Spinal Injuries In A Connecticut Truck Accident
Commercial, tractor-trailer, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers. These are some of the names used to refer to the massive vehicles that transport goods on our roadways. Did you know they can weigh 60,000-70,000 lbs. more than the average car that is on our roadways?
Unfortunately, those involved in a Connecticut truck accident are often the ones who bear the brunt of the impact. Consequently, the injuries are usually greater than those who are in a crash with another vehicle. Victims of a truck accident may find themselves in severe neck and back pain. These injuries may keep someone from returning to their job with their normal duties and could even impact someone’s quality of life. Below are some of the most common spinal injuries that occur in a truck accident.
- Pinched nerve. Victims may experience pain, numbness, weakness, tingling, or a combination of all. This injury occurs when too much pressure is put on a nerve by surrounding muscle, bone, tissue, or other connective tissues.
- Bulging disc. This injury occurs when the disc protrudes into the spinal column. Symptoms include muscle spasms, pain tingling in the neck, shoulders, arms, upper back, and radiating pain to the chest or stomach.
- Herniated disc. This injury occurs when the outer layer of the disc tears and allows the disc’s fluid to leak into the spinal column that can cause constant pain. Symptoms include intense pain that tingles, radiates, and cramps.
- Fractured vertebrae. Diagnostic imaging confirms this type of injury. It is important to follow your doctor’s treatment plan.
If you or a loved one was injured in a Connecticut truck accident, contact our firm immediately. Our team is experienced in handling cases like this. Contact us to set up your free consultation.