There were a total of 4,067 fatalities in large truck crashes in 2015. In the same year, 116,000 people were injured in large truck crashes, up from 111,000 in 2014.
An accident is unfortunate any time of year, but the holidays can add another layer of difficulty. It's a season of traveling to see family, gift giving, and parties...all of which are in jeopardy when an accident occurs. The accident victim may not have access to a car or can't afford to replace their car.
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the many blessings in our lives. We gather with friends and family for a relaxing day of eating home-cooked meals, backyard soccer, and college football. Along with the joys of the day can come opportunities for unexpected injuries.
The days that follow a car accident can be foggy, especially if someone was killed or injured. Questions run through your head about the accident, who was at fault, if you have to miss work, and who will pay for the medical bills.
Car accidents are frighteningly common all across the country, including in Tennessee, and even those of us who have never been in a car accident have likely seen enough to know what types of injuries we can expect. Whiplash injuries can cause damage to nerves and soft tissue; shrapnel can cause cuts and in extreme cases, serious blunt force trauma can cause brain injury or even death. Truck accidents are far less common than car accidents, which is why you may not know about the additional injuries you could suffer.