If you were involved in a truck accident, seeing a doctor as soon as possible—ideally within one or two days of the accident is always in your best interest, even if you have no apparent injuries. Going to the doctor for a medical examination after a truck accident not only helps you protect your health but ensure there are no long-term side effects.
Involved in a truck accident?
Not seeking medical care after a truck accident can put your health in serious jeopardy. During an accident, adrenaline surges through the body, limiting its ability to fully feel pain. As a result, you may not feel the full extent of your crash-related injuries until the adrenaline subsides hours, or even days, later.
Do not let injuries go untreated, If you were in a truck accident, please call us at 281-933-3399 to request an appointment.
SYMPTOMS after a truck ACCIDENT
Whiplash is the most common injury after any Commercial crash. The size of vehicle is just as important as the speed. A large commercial vehicle will cause more damage to your car than a smaller vehicle.
Whiplash Injuries can happen at low speeds, also known as a fender bender, and cause chronic pain if left untreated. Commercial Crashes can cause significant damage due to the size and weight of the vehicles. Side effects from whiplash can include:
- Blurred Vision
- Post-Traumatic Stress
Common motorcycle accident injuries
Motorcycle Accident Injuries:
In truck accidents, the velocity and tremendous force of the collision causes your head to violently jerk when you apply the brakes or during the moment of impact. Every action has an equal but opposite reaction, so when your forward moving vehicle slams into a truck, your forward momentum will be exerted back toward you, forcing your head back as well. A whiplash injury might not be immediately apparent. In fact, sometimes symptoms don’t present themselves for a day or longer after the accident. However, a medical professional may be able to detect physical damage before symptoms manifest in order to prevent, or at least ease, pain and suffering.
back and spinE injuries
The more unavoidable consequence of a truck accident will be the pain accompanying any of the aforementioned injuries and the spinal misalignments that occur from intense impact, which can often lead to more prolonged pain and a slew of other health concerns. Our network of chiropractors are capable of assessing your pain level and the degree to which your spine has been affected by the impact of your accident, and then working to get your body functioning properly once again.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Traumatic brain injury is one of the most common brain injuries caused in a truck accident. It can cause life-long changes to a person’s vision, hearing, mobility, memory, concentration, reasoning, and more. Many victims who suffer from a TBI are unable to return to work, and taking care of their daily needs can suddenly become very challenging.
Tips for avoiding accidents with commercial trucks
How to avoid truck accidents
Don’t drive fatigued, it’s much more difficult to stay alert on the road when one is feeling drowsy. Pullover to take naps if needed, and make sure to get a full night’s rest before driving. Knowing yourself and your limits is key, don’t push yourself past your driving capabilities, your life and the lives of other drivers are more important.
Always drive the speed limit, do not risk causing an accident just to get to your location faster.
Keep an on on weather conditions and drive appropriately, this means if it’s raining or snowing you may need to drive slower than the speed limit.
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