Types of Head Trauma
Head injuries are generally classified in the following ways:
Closed: When a head injury is categorized as closed, the head was hit very hard, but the impact did not break or penetrate the skull. While there is no external bleeding associated with this type of head trauma, it can seriously harm the victim. Bleeding in the brain, along with swelling and concussion can cause extensive damage.
Open: During an open head injury, an object - such as a part of your car - breaks the skull and enters the brain. One of the more common ways this type of head trauma occurs is when an occupant of a car is ejected, smashing though the windshield or side window.
The Impact of Head Injuries on Texas Truck Accident Victims
Nationwide, millions of people per year suffer from a traumatic brain injury. In Texas, one of the leading causes of these injuries is auto crashes. While a brain injury can be minor, such as a mild concussion, each year over half a million head injuries require some level of hospitalization.
While prompt medical treatment is often key in preventing long term effects of head trauma, even the best medical team cannot prevent some victims from being forever changed. Long term effects of head injuries include:
Changes in memory and reasoning
Changes in touch, taste and smell
Difficulty with language, communication, and understanding
Increased risk of depression, anxiety, and aggression
Increased risk for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
Getting the Help You Need
A head injury sustained in a truck accident can mean a long road to recovery. Getting the compensation you need to cover the long term costs of medical bills, therapy, and treatments can be a real challenge. The trucking company will have their insurance company and attorneys at the ready, attempting to undervalue your claim. Do not let them bully you into a settlement.
Have You Been Injured In A Texas Truck Accident?
If you've been injured in a truck accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.485.8888 to schedule your free consultation.