When Truck Accidents Cause Brain Injuries
Fully loaded trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, which is about 20 times more than the weight of the average passenger vehicle. This can mean that, when truck accidents occur, the physical damage to others on the roadway can be profoundly devastating, if not deadly. In fact, studies have found that the occupants of passenger vehicles are at least 4 times more likely than truck occupants to sustain serious injuries after truck accidents.
When these injuries are brain injuries, accident survivors can be left with permanent impairments that can significantly impact their quality life.
At Murphy & Associates, PLC, our Louisville truck accident attorneys are dedicated to advocating the rights of accident survivors to help them:
- Hold negligent parties accountable for causing their brain injuries
- Obtain the full amount of compensation they deserve so they can focus on their physical and mental recovery
Brain Injuries Can Result from Truck Accidents When…
- Rollover accidents occur – Truck accidents commonly trigger rollovers, which can crush the tops of vehicles and even throw occupants clear from vehicles. This often causes head and brain injuries.
- Trucks jackknife – Jackknifing trucks can cause multiple vehicle collisions that can also lead to serious head and brain injuries.
- Underride truck accidents occur – With these types of truck accidents, the tops of vehicles can be sheared off, vehicles can be trapped under trucks, etc. If people survive these accidents, they tend to do so with brain injuries (as the point of impact in these accidents if often at the level of occupants’ heads).
We want to point out here that even more minor truck accidents can result in brain injuries, as concussions are a mild form of brain injury that often result from collisions.
Signs of Truck Accident Brain Injuries
Some of the more common signs that truck accident survivors may have sustained a brain injury can include (but are by no means limited to):
- Dizziness or confusion
- Difficulty concentrating
- Blurry vision, ringing in the ears and other sensory problems
- Loss of consciousness
- New sleeping problems
- Mood swings (including increased irritability)
Here, it should also be noted that:
- Getting emergency medical attention following truck accidents can be crucial to treating brain injuries ASAP and preventing further complications.
- Some signs of brain injuries can take days or weeks to develop, meaning that the full impact of the damage caused by truck accidents can take some time to ascertain.
- Treatments for brain injuries can vary widely, and in the more serious cases, people may need long-term (or lifelong) treatments.
Louisville Truck Accident Lawyer at Murphy & Associates, PLC
Have you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in a truck accident? If so, you can get experienced help pursuing compensation and justice by contacting a trusted Louisville truck accident lawyer at Murphy & Associates, PLC.
Our team of experienced, skilled lawyers is committed to advocating the rights of truck accident survivors, and they will work tirelessly to help them:
- Craft the strongest possible cases
- Stand up to insurance companies (or any formidable opponent)
- Secure the maximum possible compensation