Did You Sustain A Head Injury In A Truck Accident?
You need to talk to an experienced attorney today
Sadly, far too many commercial truck accidents lead to serious injuries, and some of the most serious ones involve concussions and brain injuries. While brain injuries sustained in truck accidents, range from mild to severe, there is no such thing as a truly minor brain injury. It’s critical that you seek immediate medical attention, and just as critical that you speak to an experienced truck accident lawyer.
The attorneys at Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C. have the deep legal knowledge you need to understand the long-term implications of your brain injury and the resources to stand up to trucking companies. If you’ve sustained a brain injury or other serious truck accident injury, we can help you every step of the way.
Types of traumatic brain injuries sustained in truck accidents
Because of the sheer force involved, traumatic brain injuries are unfortunately common results of truck accidents. The two, main types of traumatic brain injuries are:
- Closed head injuries: These injuries involve an external impact to the brain. Someone involved in a truck accident may sustain a closed head injury when his or her head strikes a window, windshield, steering wheel or another part of a car due to impact, or after being ejected from a vehicle. But closed head injuries do not require an object to actually hit the head. Even the violent back and forth movement caused by sudden acceleration and deceleration can lead to a traumatic brain injury.
- Penetrating head injuries: Also known as open head injuries, these brain injuries involve an object actually piercing the skull and entering the brain. These often happen in truck accidents involving underride accidents, when a smaller vehicle slides underneath a tractor-trailer and portions of the trailer physically enter the smaller vehicle’s cab.
A concussion is a commonly used term for a mild closed head injury. But, again, no brain injury is truly minor, and even a seemingly mild concussion can have massive long-term implications. Damage to the brain can affect your emotions and your ability to interact with friends and family. It can impede your ability to concentrate or remember information, among other symptoms. Your life may change forever – and the trucking company needs to be held accountable.
Take your case seriously. Contact our law firm.
Because the long-term cost of a traumatic brain injury can be so massive, you can be assured that the trucking company and their insurance carrier will do everything in their power to reduce or deny your claim. That’s why it’s so critical that you contact an experienced attorney. When you meet with us for a free consultation, we’ll listen to your story and thoroughly evaluate your claim to determine the full cost of your brain injury. And we’ll gather the evidence needed to hold the trucking company responsible for your losses.
We would be honored to handle your claim for compensation so that you can focus on what really matters – recovering from your injury and rebuilding your life. Contact us right away to schedule your free case evaluation. Call 1-800-898-HAYS.