Helping Clients Suffering From a Brain Injury After a Truck Accident
Many motor vehicle accidents, including truck accidents, can result in serious injuries. Many individuals often sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to the forces that act on the vehicle and the body during a truck crash. If you have suffered a head injury or TBI in a truck accident, turn to an experienced personal injury attorney for the protection of your rights.
Our attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, are highly knowledgeable of truck accident brain injury cases. We are skilled personal injury lawyers who keep our clients' needs and best interests in mind while seeking compensation for the losses that they have suffered. Contact us today to discuss the brain injury that you have suffered and how we may be able to help.
There are two main types of brain damage that occur from an injury:
- Focal brain damage: This type of brain injury means that the damage done to the brain is confined to one specific area. Certain life functions may be affected, but usually not all due to the location of the injury.
- Diffuse brain damage: This term refers to damage that involves more than one area of the brain. Individuals with diffuse brain damage suffer from multiple symptoms and interruptions to their normal life functions.
Connecticut Brain Injury Lawyer
The severity of a brain injury is not immediately apparent after a truck accident. An injury can be mild, moderate, or severe and is best determined in the days following the accident. The severity of the injury depends on the extent of damage to the brain. Even if there is a visible head injury, this does not mean that a brain injury occurred.
Symptoms can surface immediately, but often become noticeable by friends and family in the days and weeks following the truck accident. Some of the symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
- Confusion and mental fog
- Ringing in the ears
- Fatigue and sleeplessness
- Mood swings and alterations in personality
- Memory problems
- Difficulty with motor control
Even if an injured individual was examined by a doctor after the accident, he or she should be seen again if any other symptoms begin to be noticed. Being aware is one step toward timely treatment of the potential brain injury.
Loss of Consciousness
To have sustained a brain injury in a semi-truck accident, you do not have to lose consciousness. Many people think they are okay if they did not "pass out" or "black out." This is not the case. Much like with a visible wound, a TBI cannot be determined on one specific symptom — or the lack of a symptom. Regardless of your condition after an accident, seek out medical assistance and be seen by a doctor.
Contact a Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyer Today
For an evaluation of your brain injury case and more information on how we handle truck accident matters, please contact our law firm. The initial consultation is free of cost and obligation. For your convenience, we maintain offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut.