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Traumatic Brain Injuries and Truck Accidents

Victims of commercial truck accidents often suffer serious injuries. One of the most vulnerable parts of the body is the brain, which can easily suffer damage in a truck accident. Many truck accident victims suffer from traumatic brain injuries, or TBI. TBI can occur when a victim hits their head on something or even if the brain simply shakes violently inside the skull. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in a truck accident because a truck driver was negligent, you deserve to be compensated for all of your injury-related losses and an experienced truck accident attorney can help.

 

The following is a list of common symptoms following brain injury:

 

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue due
  • Dizziness
  • Concentration problems
  • Bothered by noise or light
  • Trouble with memory
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of proper judgment or tactlessness
  • Insomnia and other sleep issues
  • Lack of self-awareness or self-confidence
  • Paranoia or suspiciousness
  • Lack of initiative
  • Lower self-esteem
  • Irritability, moodiness, impatience, or anger
  • Depression or withdrawal from others

 

  • Limited attention span
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Stuttering
  • Organizational and planning issues
  • Decreased perception
  • Difficulty expressing self
  • Loss of sense of purpose
  • Difficulty with reading and math
  • Decreased written and oral comprehension
  • Cognitive issues
  • Hearing issues
  • Nausea
  • Vision problems
  • Problems with coordination
  • Changes in taste and smell

 

These symptoms can widely vary and may have a significantly negative impact on a victim’s life. If you have been in a commercial truck accident and have noticed any of the above symptoms, you should consult with your doctor immediately to see if you need medical treatment. If you are diagnosed with TBI, you should contact a lawyer to discuss a possible case so that you may recover for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and any income you have lost.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you have suffered a TBI or other type of injury in a truck accident, an experienced truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call our office today at (770) 487-8999 for help.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia