Among the most catastrophic serious injuries a person can face is a traumatic brain injury. The effects of these injuries can not only be debilitating, but lifelong, as well. In addition, these debilitating injuries can cause victims to lose the ability not only lead full and normal lives, but the ability to earn a living.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 2.5 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. The CDC also reports that among the most common causes of catastrophic incidents like traumatic brain injuries are car and truck accidents.
Trucks are a major risk to road travelers. Truck drivers are often fatigued and distracted, and one out of control big rig can cause significant destruction. Injuries caused by car and truck accidents can lead to the lifelong suffering and impairment, or worse, for accident victims.
According to the National Safety Council, a total of 4,965 people died in large-truck crashes in 2020, up 31% since 2011. The majority of deaths in large-truck crashes are occupants of other vehicles (71%), followed by truck occupants (17%), and non-occupants, primarily pedestrians and bicyclists (12%).
The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm have extensive experience helping victims of catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident resulting in traumatic brain injury, please give us a call.
According to The Alzheimer’s Association, traumatic brain injury (TBI) symptoms can include:
- Confusion and disorientation
- Inability to remember the cause of the injury or events that occurred immediately before or up to 24 hours after it happened
- Difficulty remembering new information
- Problems with finding words
- Blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light and/or sound
- Change in energy or motivation
- Nausea and vomiting
- Ringing in the ears
- Trouble speaking clearly
- Changes in emotions or sleep patterns
These symptoms usually appear at the time of the injury or soon after, but sometimes may not develop for days or weeks. Mild TBI symptoms are usually temporary and clear up within hours, days or weeks; however, on occasion, they can last months or longer.
Moderate TBI causes unconsciousness lasting more than 30 minutes but less than 24 hours, and severe TBI causes unconsciousness for more than 24 hours. Symptoms of moderate and severe TBI are similar to those of mild TBI, but more serious and longer-lasting.
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If you or a loved one is the victim of traumatic brain injury sustained in a car or truck accident don’t wait – call us at Unglesby Law Firm.
Remember: Time is of the essence. Each day that passes without taking legal action against the person or entity at fault for your serious injury, is a loss of precious time that can’t be replaced.
The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm are your rapid-response team. They take immediate action to start the gears of justice turning in your favor. Any they are dedicated to securing the outcome you and your family deserve.