Hidden Injuries That May Not Be Immediate After A Semi-Truck Accident

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The aftermath of an auto accident can be overwhelming and scary, but when the incident involves a semi-truck, that can take emotions and injuries to a whole new level. While many people may walk away from the scene of a semi-truck accident uninjured, it’s crucial that they watch for hidden injuries that may pop up. 

After a traumatic experience, such as an automobile accident, our bodies are pumping with adrenaline and we might not notice injuries right away. If you’ve been in an accident with a semi-truck recently, here are a few injuries that you may want to keep in mind. 

Serious or Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries (also known as TBIs) can lead to severe cognitive and emotional issues. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following symptoms after an accident with a semi-truck, you might be suffering with a TBI.

  • Blurry Vision
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or unsteadiness
  • Memory issues
  • Confusion

If these symptoms are becoming a daily issue for you, be sure to schedule an appointment with your doctor right away. 

Depression, Anxiety and PTSD

It’s important to stress that not all post-accident injury symptoms are physical. Many times, those who have been in a serious accident feel the effects mentally and emotionally. Depression, Anxiety and PTSD are common among those who have been in a truck accident. Each condition is very treatable, so if you feel as though you’re not yourself, check it with your primary physician for access to mental health services. 

Herniated Disks

Back injuries are incredibly common following an accident with a semi-truck. However, symptoms do not always present themselves right away. If you are experiencing symptoms such as pain, tingling in your arms, legs or feet, and numbness, you may have herniated a disk in your back. 

Muscle weakness can be a sign of atrophy associated with a herniated disk. Treatment from a specialist or neurosurgeon is necessary in this case. 

Visit a Medical Professional Promptly Following a Crash

If you’ve been in an accident with a semi-truck, ensure that you receive medical attention right away. Even if you feel okay directly following, the human body has to allow time for shock to wear off and adrenaline to subside. After any vehicle accident, please see a physician for evaluation as soon as possible, then you can work with your car accident attorney if you believe you have a legal case.

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