In the best circumstances, an injury caused by a truck accident will be able to fully heal with the proper medical treatment and time. The injury victim will have no long-lasting effects and will be able to live the life they did prior to the accident.
Sadly, this is not always the case, especially when it comes to large truck accidents. These devastating events are notorious for causing severe, long-lasting injuries.
Types of Head Injuries After a Truck Accident
Head injuries are one of the most common types of injuries sustained in truck accidents. These types of injuries are often complex and may affect important organs, such as the brain. Specifically, there are several categories of head and brain injuries that mean different things:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). This occurs from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain.
- Skull Fractures. This occurs when parts of the skull bone are broken and may cut into the brain.
- Brain Herniation. This occurs when there is brain bleeding or swelling that moves or damages brain tissue.
- Brain Contusion. This is a bruise on the brain that can cause bleeding and swelling within the skull.
The Risk of Brain Damage After TBI
Many of the above head injuries may heal completely. However, those that impact that brain, such as severe TBI, can result in permanent damage or death of brain tissue. Ultimately, this can lead to long-term or lifelong physical, cognitive, social, and behavioral deficits.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the U.S. Additionally, of the 2.8 million people that sustain TBI each year, 80,000 will suffer from permanent disability.
Our Team Is On Your Side
If you’re worried about how you’re going to pay for your medical expenses, especially if you’re out of work after your accident, you’ve come to the right place. At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, our Dream Team is dedicated to helping truck accident survivors like yourself recover the right way by ensuring they receive maximum compensation.
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