The average large truck used for commercial purposes weighs about 80,000 pounds. When involved in an accident, this weight can lead to devastating damage and severe injuries for those involved. One type of injury that is common in a truck accident is a head injury. If you or a family member has sustained a head injury from a truck accident, it’s time that you took legal action. This is because many of the common causes of truck accidents stem from the trucker him- or herself, such as fatigued or distracted driving.
Types of Truck Accident Head Injury
There are many kinds of cranial injuries, some of them more traumatic than others. Head injuries are classified as one of the four types listed below.
- Closed injury
- Open injury
- Scalp wound
In a closed injury, there is no penetration of the skull; rather, the brain may sustain damage, resulting in swelling and other complications. In an open head injury, the skull has been penetrated. A concussion is one of the most common head injury types. It occurs when the head is hit with force. A concussion can be very severe or very minor. The last type of head injury, a scalp wound, refers to scalp injuries like cuts, scrapes, bruising, tissue damage, etc.
A Legal Claim for a Truck Accident Head Injury
Pursuing a legal claim for a truck accident head injury can result in much-needed financial assistance. In addition to costs of medical care and treatment, semi-truck crash claims can also help to recover damages for other loss types, like pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and more. If the victim needs long-term care or assistance as a result of the brain injury, a claim can also help to pay for this.
How an Attorney Can Help Recover Damages Needed
In the event that a truck accident leads to a head injury, a truck accident attorney can do the following for you.
- Help you to file your insurance claim for damages
- Collect evidence
- Negotiate with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement amount
In the event that an adequate settlement cannot be reached, an attorney can be instrumental in helping you file a lawsuit against the truck driver, trucking company, or any other negligent and responsible parties.
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our attorneys are ready to get to work on your claim today. A head injury from a truck accident can change your life or the life of your loved one. Don’t settle for less than you deserve when it comes to recovering damages. Let us help you today. Contact our attorneys now at 215-642-2335.