Common Head Injuries That Can Occur After a Truck Crash

September 19, 2014

You know that the crash that just occurred on the Eisenhower Expressway, the Edens Expressway, or another Chicago road was bad. The truck that hit you was big, and the force was significant. The wreckage is substantial, and you are left stunned and scared. You hit your head, but you do not yet know how badly you are hurt.

Not All Brain Injuries Are the Same

Several different types of brain injuries can occur after a serious accident. The specific type of brain injury depends on the force of the impact. Following are four of the most common:

  • Concussion. A concussion, which can occur as a result of a blow to the head, violent shaking, or force from a whiplash injury, is the most common type of brain injury. It may result in lifelong injuries if it is not properly treated.
  • Contusion. A contusion is bleeding on the brain caused by a direct blow to the head. Some contusions have to be surgically removed.
  • Diffuse Axonal. The rotational force of a car accident can cause the skull to move while the brain stays in place. The result may be a tearing in the brain that causes significant brain damage, a coma, or death.
  • Penetration Injury. As the name suggests, a penetration injury occurs when an object goes through the skull and into the brain. The damage that is done, and whether an individual survives, depends on what part of the brain is damaged.


No matter which diagnosis you receive, it is important to know that your treatment and your recovery will be unique.

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