A truck wreck caused by a negligent trucker can cause the victims to suffer much more serious injuries than passenger vehicle collisions due to the greater size and weight of the truck. One common and life-altering injury that victims of these tragic truck wrecks suffer is a brain injury. Because of the brain damage and long-term consequences of these injuries, a victim’s claim for compensation can also be larger than other injury claims. If you suffered a brain injury, hiring an experienced truck wreck attorney is essential if you hope to hold the trucker and trucking company liable for the compensation you deserve.
Common Brain Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents
Brain injuries are caused by blunt force to the head or the brain being shaken within the skull. With the force of the impact of a truck wreck, victims can have their heads violently shaken or smashed into their dashboard, door, or other hard surfaces in their vehicle. Common head injuries that they could suffer include:
- Concussion. A concussion is a less serious brain injury that can cause headaches, lack of concentration, and loss of consciousness. While many people recover from this head injury, some will suffer more serious brain injuries if they experience repeated concussions.
- Hemorrhage. This condition occurs when there is bleeding within the brain or skull tissue that puts pressure on the brain. It can be life-threatening and cause a coma or death.
- Traumatic brain injury. This is a common type of brain injury caused in a truck accident. It can cause devastating long-term changes to a person’s vision, mobility, or cognitive abilities, such as memory, reasoning, and concentration.
Symptoms of a Head Injury
The symptoms of a head injury could take days or weeks to develop. Even if you do not believe you were injured, you want to seek medical care right away after a truck accident. This will ensure that any head injury is spotted and treated before it becomes a medical emergency. In addition, this strengthens your claim because you can prove the direct correlation between your brain injury and the truck crash. Some of the symptoms of a head injury to watch for include:
- Memory loss
- Vomiting and nausea
- Slurred speech
- Vision difficulties
If you or a loved one suffered a head injury in a truck accident, you will most likely have to fight to receive the compensation you deserve. It's crucial that you speak with an experienced truck wreck attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call us directly at 817.380.4888 to schedule your free consultation. Get direct answers to your questions and learn how the Hart Law Firm can take over the burden of fighting for your rights. We help injured victims throughout Texas including Arlington, North Richland, Grapevine, Bedford, Hurst, Euless, Irving and all points in between.