Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents

Charleston Traumatic Brain Injury From Truck Accidents Lawyer

The forces involved in a South Carolina truck accident are almost unimaginable. Semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, and accidents involving these vehicles often occur at highway speeds. The results of a truck accident are often tragic, and those who are fortunate enough to survive a crash must frequently deal with life-long injuries, including traumatic brain injuries.

At the Steinberg Law Firm, we represent clients who have been seriously injured in semi-truck accidents, helping them recover fair compensation for what they have been through. With over 200 years of combined experience, we can confidently advise you about your options and help you pursue a claim for compensation.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by sudden damage to the brain caused by a blow to the head. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of TBIs, with an estimated 20 percent of all TBIs stemming from traffic accidents.

Medical professional classifies TBIs into three categories, depending on the severity of the symptoms experienced:

  • Mild: The accident victim is awake with their eyes open. Symptoms of a mild TBI often include a brief loss of consciousness, headache, memory loss and confusion.
  • Moderate: The accident victim is lethargic and is able to open their eyes when prompted. Symptoms of a moderate TBI include loss of consciousness ranging between 20 minutes and six hours, brain swelling and mild brain bleeding.
  • Severe: The accident victim is unconscious and will not open their eyes when prompted. Severe TBIs are characterized by periods of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours.

The term traumatic brain injury is broad in that it describes several distinct types of injury, including:

  • Concussions
  • Hematomas
  • Contusions
  • Diffuse axonal injuries
  • Traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhages

The symptoms of a TBI vary widely, however, they will often include one or more of the following:

  • Memory loss
  • Headaches
  • Visual problems
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Poor attention or concentration
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness or a loss of balance

Given the forces involved in South Carolina truck accidents, TBIs are very common. Because the immediate symptoms vary in severity, many who suffer from a TBI may not know it. Thus, it is important for anyone who has been involved in a truck accident to get checked out by a medical professional. Truck accident victims may also be eligible for financial compensation for their injuries though a Charleston personal injury lawsuit.

Contact a South Carolina Truck Accident Law Firm That Is Familiar With Traumatic Brain Injuries

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury after being involved in a Charleston truck accident, our personal injury lawyers want to help you and your family get your lives back on track. At the Steinberg Law Firm, we represent clients in all types of injury claims, including those involving serious semi-truck crashes, tractor-trailer collisions, and other accidents involving large trucks and commercial vehicles. We have particular experience handling cases involving traumatic brain injuries.

Steinberg Law Firm attorneys are both skilled negotiators as well as aggressive litigators, meaning you will not be encouraged to accept a settlement offer for less than you deserve. To learn more about how we can help you pursue a claim for compensation based on the injuries you or your loved one has sustained, call 843-720-2800, or contact us through our online form. We represent clients in Charleston and throughout South Carolina. Calling is free, and because we offer a No Fee Promise, you do not pay unless we win. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you and your family through the recovery process.

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