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What kinds of injuries are common in a truck accident?

Due to their size and weight, trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, accidents involving them are often catastrophic. A collision between a truck and a passenger vehicle will often result in severe injuries or even death.

The most common injuries sustained in truck accidents include but are not limited to:

  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations

In Texas, a jury may award economic and non-economic damages for these injuries. Economic damages typically include lost wages and medical costs, and non-economic damages typically refer to pain, mental anguish and physical impairment.

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