Types of Injuries | Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury caused by a truck accident can have devastating effects on an individual and their family. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that 1.7 million people sustain a TBI (traumatic brain injury) each year. Motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of TBI’s and account for 17.3% of these cases.
Traumatic brain injuries can result in cognitive problems such as headache, difficulty thinking, memory problems, attention deficits, mood swings and frustration. More severe TBI cases can result in higher level cognitive impairment and even states of comatose. Individuals more severely effected may have limited or impaired function of extremities, abnormal speech or language and/or emotional problems. The effects of these injuries on an individual’s daily life, relationships and work can be profound.
Treatment and rehabilitation from a traumatic brain injury can involve many costly services such as surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, prolonged hospital stays, and specialized nursing care- to name a few. The expense of care can add up quickly for families already struggling with the shock of an accident. Recovery from a brain injury can result in needing care for weeks, months or even years.
In all large truck cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of a large truck accident, call the Truck Accident Lawyers Group, Inc. now at (877) 736-4222 or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.