Semi - Truck Accident

Statistically, a person is injured or killed in an accident between a semi-truck and another vehicle about every 15 minutes. Accidents involving semi-trucks are increasingly common these days as more and more of our goods and services are distributed via tractor-trailers. Most drivers of passenger vehicles have a less than comprehensive idea of how to share the road with much larger vehicles, while they are far more likely to be seriously injured in the aftermath of a crash. Semi-truck drivers have reduced visibility due to the size of their trucks and the speed at which smaller cars navigate around them. It is important to give more space and time than you think might be necessary when driving next to or near a tractor-trailer.

Victims of semi-truck accidents suffer all types of injuries, including neck or back injuries, head/brain injuries, broken bones, harm to the ribs and/or torso (sometimes severe enough to inflict internal damage), surface injuries like lacerations and bruising, and almost always some whiplash from the seatbelt.

If you or someone you love has suffered any of these sorts of injuries or any others in the course of a semi-truck accident, contact our dedicated team of physicians and specialists to receive expert treatment and superior care. We take pride in being able to offer you the peace of mind that comes from a proper diagnosis of your injuries using state-of-the-art imaging in our office.

If you were hit by a big truck, there’s a minimum of a million dollars in injury benefits so that you can get the best care possible. Take the first step in your recovery and make an appointment to meet with our doctors today.

Possible Injuries After a Semi Truck Accident

Semi truck accidents that occur between small passenger vehicles and larger freighted semis can cause devastating injuries. Many different factors can affect the severity of the damages incurred, including the size of the vehicles involved, the safety of the passenger vehicle and the degree to which the safety features deployed, the force of the impact, and the speed at which the vehicles were traveling.

A very common injury that is suffered as a result of a semi accident is whiplash due to the collision. If you are experiencing stiffness and pain in your head and neck area, our physicians can assist you by prescribing physical therapy and potentially other treatments. If the injuries you sustain relate more to your spine and back, our team can utilize our in-house imaging to determine the best avenue of treatment for your specific injury.

Broken bones and soft tissue damage sustained from an accident are simple for our team of specialists to diagnose and we are committed to helping you recover quickly and fully. While it is true that our team of orthopedic doctors has a lot of experience treating accident-related injuries, no two bodies are exactly alike. Our orthopedists can help to assess the condition of your injuries from the offset, and craft a treatment plan that best suits your specific case and individualized needs.

If your accident was traumatic enough to cause brain or spine injury, it is incredibly important to seek medical attention immediately. A TBI (traumatic brain injury) can cause long-term effects and debilitating pain and should be treated with urgency. Spinal injuries like ruptured discs and spinal cord trauma can have unfortunate and lasting effects if not treated promptly and accurately. The neurologists at AICA Orthopedics are experienced with these conditions that can be complex and often difficult to diagnose. What a specialist
might know and identify as a brain and spine injury, the individual suffering the symptoms of one such injury might simply see as headaches, fatigue, or numbness. For many different types of pain caused by a semi-truck accident, the most appropriate course of treatment is likely to be chiropractic care and spine interventions. When the immediate damage and life-threatening conditions are dealt with, it is not uncommon to begin to notice that you suffer pain to get rid of everyday activities. Neck and back pain as a result of an impact from a crash with a massive vehicle is likely to be something you experience and you will want a team of experts to help realign your spine and reduce your pain for good. No matter the nature of the injuries you leave an accident with, please consult with our dedicated team of doctors to help obtain a trusted diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan for you today! The team at AICA Orthopedics would love to be a part of your journey to wellness.

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How Important Are the Right Diagnostic Tools

In the aftermath of an accident of any kind, it is essential that doctors and specialists are able to get a clear picture of the damage an individual’s body has sustained. To obtain this picture, they will utilize tools such as the MRI-the standard test run to indicate soft tissue damage. If skeletal damage is detected, our team will recommend an X-ray to confirm and set the break. We also perform neuropathic tests to inform diagnoses of neurological harm. In different ways, they help to indicate nerve and muscle responses to stimulation. Whatever sort of pain you may be suffering, we will listen and assess to learn exactly what your orthopedic needs might be and to help provide relief.



A semi-truck accident will cause traumatic injuries because of the force of impact from such a large vehicle. Because of this, skeletal damage is very likely and should be assessed using x-ray technology.


Further injuries of the soft tissue, such as whiplash, neck injuries, back strains, nerve pain and many more can be properly diagnosed and treated using magnetic resonance imaging.


What Causes Semi-Truck Accidents

The truck driving industry is an essential component in the system that provides us with the materials we need to conduct our lives as usual. Efficiency is paramount to their bottom line, and oftentimes truck drivers are forced to lead sleep-deprived and tightly scheduled lifestyles. This hectic pace might also encourage a dutiful employee to drive quickly and erratically. Delivery deadlines and lack of sleep are a poor combination that can cause simple mistakes and eventually accidents.

Aside from human error, semi-trucks are at greater risk for accidents and are more likely to cause harm to the smaller vehicles that they drive alongside simply because of their massive size. They are more difficult to manage because they require far more notice to stop, turn, and maneuver.

When an accident occurs, the larger vehicle involved will almost certainly inflict more damage, leaving the smaller passenger vehicle to suffer the consequences. The passengers of both or all vehicles might sustain injuries, so it is vital to avoid an accident at all costs. This type of intense impact can cause a plethora of unfortunate injuries. Soft tissue damage, different types of spinal cord injuries, and even skeletal injuries requiring surgical intervention from orthopedic surgeons could be sustained in semi-truck accidents. Our physicians can provide you with excellent care, be it physical therapy for your injuries, chiropractic care to help realign your spine, non-invasive procedures, or even surgery. The team at AICA Orthopedics would love to help assess your pain level and work to getting you healthy once again.

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