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How Broken Wrists In A Truck Accident Equals Lifelong Compensation

by Marie Caldwell

Trucking accidents are some of the worst accidents possible. You have a ten-ton vehicle barreling down on you at a speed which should kill you. Instead, you survive, but with several broken bones, a concussion, and broken wrists. How does this happen, and how does it equal lifelong compensation? The following will tell you.

During the Accident

During your accident, your hands are on the wheel. On impact, your air bag inflates, exploding outward at over a hundred miles per second. Your arms are forced outward, ripping your hands from the wheel and often pinning at least one against the driver's side window. The other flies backward, smacking the passenger seat. When that much force and speed inside the car is met with equal or greater force and speed outside the car, your arms and wrists pay the price.

After the Accident

Even as you are healing and your bones, nerves, tendons, and muscles in your wrists and hands are coming together, you will have lifelong troubles with writing, picking things up, typing, manipulating and using tools, etc. This is because broken wrists damage the nerves and tendons in the carpal tunnel, the tunnel-like space that travels from your wrist into your hand, and your wrist to the open space between your radius and ulna, the bones of your lower arm. It will be impossible for you to work and hold down a job.

Hiring a Truck Accident Injury Attorney

Truck accident attorneys, like James Munafo & Associates PC, handle cases like yours. They know that many injuries incurred during these very traumatic accidents have a lifelong impact on your ability to function, to work, and to maintain a sense of normalcy in your life. When you choose to hire such an attorney, you can pursue a lawsuit against the driver and the truck driving company he/she is employed by for compensation for your injuries. 

You can also sue for lifelong support, given that your broken wrists will never allow you to manage a job again. You would have to go through years of physical therapy just to get some use back into your hands and wrists. You need money to pay for that therapy, as well as money to pay all of your bills while you recover. In a situation like this, you can sue for compensation that amounts to twenty years or more of expected wages that you will not be able to gain because your wrists were that badly damaged.