Traumatic Brain Injuries from Truck Accidents

By:  Perry Fisher

There is little debate that trucking accidents cause devastating injuries.  The injuries suffered may be life altering and even deadly.  One of the worst injuries suffered from a truck crash is a traumatic brain injury, also called a TBI.  Because of the sheer size of tractor trailers and the forces involved in truck accidents, the people involved should be automatically screened for traumatic brain injuries.  A truck collision often produces the “whiplash” effect that is capable of causing injuries as minor as a simple concussion, to a much more severe injury like a spinal cord injury.  When a person hits their head on a windshield or is thrown completely through a windshield, the result may be a much more serious form of brain injury. 

Traumatic brain injuries can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of damage to the brain.  Severe brain injuries from truck accidents can usually be detected early.  A lot of times the victims will lose consciousness.  Mild brain injuries can often go undetected with symptoms showing up over the course of the following weeks and months.  Some of those symptoms include headaches, dizziness and vomiting. 

No matter the severity of the brain injury, you should receive compensation for your injuries.  Living with a traumatic brain injury can be very difficult not only for the victim but also the victim’s family.  Medical expenses can be overwhelming as well as rehabilitation and adjustment to life.  You may be able to receive compensation for loss of income, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, and current and future medical expenses. 

When a wreck involves semi-trucks and other large trucks the forces acting upon the occupants of the vehicles involved differ greatly from crashes involving non-commercial trucks.  Representing the persons injured in a truck wreck requires special skill.  Not only because of the size and weight, but also because of the multiple defendants that are usually involved.  Truck accidents are very complex cases because they not only involve the truck driver, but also the insurance company, trucking company and sometime the truck manufacturer.  This means that investigating a trucking accident is generally more involved than is simple fender bender.

All of these factors combined make a trucking injury case a very complex case.  You need an attorney with experience dealing with traumatic brain injuries as well as one with knowledge regarding truck and highway safety regulations.  The personal injury attorneys at Fisher Stark, P.A. can help you.  Let us go to work for you and we will use our skills to help you receive the full compensation that the law allows.

Asheville is at the crossroad for Interstate 26 (I-26) and Interstate 40 (I-40).  These interstates run through the Western North Carolina Counties of Polk, Henderson, Buncombe and Madison for (I-26), and the Counties of Caldwell, Catawba, McDowell, Buncombe and Haywood for (I-40).  As attorneys at the crossroads of these two major interstates we are often called upon to assist people who have experienced a truck accident tragedy.

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