Truck driving accidents cause serious injury, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), in over 100,000 people each year and cause nearly 5,000 deaths, according to a study conducted in 2010. The Insurance Institute for Highway Statistics indicates that this is an increase from 3,200 deaths in 2009. When an Atlanta trucking accident causes you serious injury, seek legal counsel.

In spite of these alarming statistics concerning the safety of these large commercial vehicles on the road, the demand for long-haul transportation services continues to grow as online shopping and ecommerce boom, the number of commercial trucks on the road is expected to increase by 20 percent in 2012. If you have suffered an injury from an Atlanta trucking accident, reach out to an Atlanta auto wreck attorney who can help you file a claim.

TBI from Truck Driving Accidents 

This severe injury is one of the most deceptive forms of injury that a victim can sustain from an Atlanta trucking accident. Since the injury is internal and is obscured by the skull, they are difficult to detect with the naked eye. 

A TBI is defined as a blow or jolt to the head that causes the brain to strike the interior of the skull. Mild traumatic brain injury may cause temporary dysfunction of brain cells. More serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain that can result in long-term complications or death.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury to the head as the result a truck driving accident, seek out a lawyer who has handled both trucking accidents and personal injury actions involving brain injuries. These 2 tenets of personal injury law involve intricate (and sometimes frustrating) legal procedures, and the cases can be overwhelming and time-consuming. Speak with an Atlanta auto wreck attorney and schedule a free consultation of your case. 

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