Articles Posted in Truck Accident Injuries

Being in a trucking collision in Homestead or anywhere in southern Florida is devastating. Suffering severe injury on its own is enough of a problem, but for many patients secondary illness or injury can happen due to the injuries they sustained in a trucking collision.

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Secondary illness and injury can occur as a complication of an initial injury. For example, someone who has suffered a severe injury which requires them to use a wheelchair may develop secondary infections, pneumonia, and other complications because they are immobilized in a wheelchair. Someone who has suffered a back injury may sustain a secondary injury or illness if they fall down due to their back injury and re-injure themselves. Head trauma patients may also be more prone to dizziness and may fall down again, which can be devastating since secondary traumatic brain injury can be more dangerous than the first.

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If you have been in a trucking crash in southern Florida, you may have suffered a back injury. T-bone collisions, rear end crashes, front-end collisions, and any sort of crash can result in a back injury. The force of being thrown back and forth in your seat or the sudden impact of your body being thrown against the dashboard can cause slipped discs, soft tissue injuries, and other serious injuries. If you’re thrown from the vehicle, the impact of hitting the ground can cause spinal cord trauma and even paralysis.

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Back injuries can be an especially troubling injury sustained in a trucking collision. There are a number of factors that make back injuries especially difficult:

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Trucking accidents in Homestead and the rest of Florida often lead to serious injuries, including fractures, back injuries, and other serious injuries. In some cases, those who have been injured in trucking collisions find their lives forever changed because  their injuries prove permanent.

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Amputations, head trauma, back injuries and other injuries can all result in a lifetime of pain and medical treatment. They can also permanently affect your career prospects, earning potential and outlook. If you have been permanently injured, you need to keep in mind that:

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Being involved in a truck crash in Homestead or your community can be terrifying. It can cause serious injuries, including back injuries, whiplash, fractures, head trauma and other injuries. In many cases, the serious nature of truck collisions can also threaten your livelihood if your injuries prevent you from working.

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What rights do you have after a truck crash in Homestead or your community? If you are a truck driver who works for a company, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. This is the case if you are a part-time or full-time employee of a company and are injured in a crash while performing job duties. You may also have a third-party personal injury claim if mechanical failure was the cause of your crash. Contact a workers’ compensation attorney—like the team at Flaxman Law Group—to discuss your options at no charge.

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If you have been in a trucking accident in Hollywood, Homestead, or any South Florida community, there may be a few myths which could hurt your recovery. Some of these myths could harm you financially or could harm your health, so knowing the facts is important:

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If you have been in a truck crash in Homestead or South Florida, you may know you’re injured right away. Broken bones and many serious injuries result in obvious physical trauma and considerable pain. You may be rushed to the hospital right away.

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Sometimes, however, you may think you have been lucky to walk away from a truck collision uninjured—only to learn later that’s not the case. Some injuries can be subtle and sneaky, only appearing hours, days, or even weeks after the crash. These injuries include:

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Trucking collisions in Homestead and all communities are extremely dangerous for passengers in smaller vehicles. If you are pedestrian, passenger car driver, or bicyclist and are involved in a trucking collision, the size of the truck can mean you suffer life-threatening injuries in the incident.

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If you have been in any sort of truck crash involving a larger vehicle, it is very important to act quickly and to get medical attention. Any internal or serious injuries could threaten your life and prompt medical attention could save it. Continue reading →

If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident in Hollywood or your community, you may need some time to recover. If you have suffered serious or permanent injury, you may need a variety of theories to heal and to help you adjust to life after your injury.

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For example, if your injury means you cannot take care of basic tasks by yourself, you may need occupational therapy. This type of therapy uses a variety of tools to help you to adjust to life with an injury and to help you recover some of your independence.

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If you have been in a trucking crash in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, you may find your life permanent changed. If you have suffered a brain injury, back injury, spinal cord trauma, scarring, amputation, or any other serious injury your injuries may be permanent.

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It can be hard to accept that a traffic accident in Hollywood or your community will have a life-long impact on you and your life. In many cases, survivors suffer from trauma or even depression after their collisions. Many doctors recommend seeking out a support group or group therapy so survivors can speak with others who have undergone some of the same trauma.

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If you have been in a truck accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, you may suffer a number of injuries. One of the most common types of injuries sustained in traffic accidents involves the face. When the face is whipped around suddenly because of the impact or when a passenger’s head is thrown violently against the dashboard or even into an air bag, a number of injuries can occur, including:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Damage to dentures and crowns
  • Lost fillings
  • Lost teeth

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