Are Traumatic Brain Injuries Common After a Truck Accident?

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that motor vehicle collisions, including truck accidents, are the cause of 14 percent of all traumatic brain injury-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Due to the sheer size and mass of trucks in comparison to other motor vehicles, victims of truck collisions are often left with severe injuries—like traumatic brain injuries—that result in costly losses and extended time to recover. If you suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a truck accident caused by a negligent party, you have the right to pursue justice by filing a personal injury claim.

After you suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a truck accident, the trusted personal injury lawyers at Kuzmich Law Firm, P.C. will help you build a strong case to ensure that the negligent party is held responsible for your losses. Our experienced legal team is prepared to help you through this difficult time as you recover from your TBI. To begin the claims process, contact one of our dedicated lawyers by calling (972) 434-1555 today.

Why Do Truck Accident Victims Commonly Suffer TBIs?

Truck accidents often cause individuals inside a vehicle to experience a jolt, bump, or blow to the head due to the severity of impact by large and heavy commercial vehicles. As a result, a traumatic brain injury is one of the most common types of injuries victims suffer after a truck accident. Additionally, traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are some of the most severe injuries you can endure from an accident because they can affect how a person’s brain functions. 

It is not surprising traumatic brain injuries are a leading accident-related cause of disability, chronic injuries, and fatality. While the severity of TBIs can vary, any injury affecting the brain needs to be treated seriously and promptly. If you have experienced a TBI as a result of a truck driver’s negligence, you may be eligible to retain damages for your losses, including the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement 

How to Prove Liability After a Truck Accident Caused a TBI

After an individual suffers a traumatic brain injury due to a truck accident, it is crucial they begin the claims process as soon as possible. While it is important that victims take the time they need to heal, there is a limited period of time to file truck accident claims and get the justice they deserve. While you focus on healing, your lawyer focuses on holding the liable trucker and trucking company responsible for their negligence that caused the truck accident and your TBI. To prove liability in a truck accident TBI claim, a lawyer focuses on the four elements of a negligence claim, which are as follows:

  • The duty of care the liable party owed you
  • The breach of that duty of care
  • The causation of the subsequent traumatic brain injury
  • The damages and losses you suffered

To ensure you can hold the liable party responsible for the negligence that led to your harm, contact a qualified and experienced lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact a Trusted Truck Accident Lawyer About Your Claim Today

Kuzmich Law Firm, P.C. has successfully represented clients throughout the state of Texas in various personal injury cases, including those involving truck accidents and traumatic brain injuries. Steve Kuzmich is a board-certified personal injury professional with over 28 years of experience providing clients with the dedicated representation needed to help them pursue justice. To get the fair compensation you deserve, contact our firm today. 

For a free case evaluation today, please call our personal injury law office at (972) 434-1555.