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In a collision between a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck, the driver and passengers in the smaller vehicle are far more likely than the truck driver to suffer injuries. A truck accident can lead to severe, sometimes life-threatening injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the skull suffers a physical blow. In this blow, the brain is damaged. TBI victims can suffer physical, cognitive, behavioral, and neurological injuries. When a TBI is the result of an accident, the victim can seek compensation for his or her damages through a personal injury claim.
Your Treatment Plan Depends on the Severity of your Injury
TBIs are diagnosed using the Glasgow Coma Scale. The Glasgow Coma Scale assigns a point value to various response levels. The victim is then subjected to a series of stimuli and each of his or her responses is recorded and graded to determine the severity of his or her injury.
The appropriate treatment plan for a victim depends on the severity of his or her injury. Mild TBIs generally only require rest and pain medication for headaches. More severe TBIs can require mechanical ventilation, seizure medication, and in some cases, putting the victim into a medical coma in order to prevent a secondary injury. In these cases, the victim may need rehabilitative therapy as a later part of his or her recovery.
Prompt Treatment is Critical for a TBI
Traumatic brain injuries often do not have physical symptoms. A victim might feel confused, suffer blurred vision, or become sensitive to light and sound. With behavioral changes like irritability, a victim’s loved ones might notice a change before he or she does.
After any accident, it is important that you seek medical care even if you do not feel injured. If a TBI goes undiagnosed and untreated, its symptoms can become worse. Your doctor can determine if you suffered a TBI or another invisible injury and create an appropriate treatment plan.
Work with an Experienced Alexandria Truck Accident Lawyer
If you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you can suffer a severe, potentially life-changing injury. Our team of experienced truck accident lawyers is here to help you pursue compensation for your damages following such an injury. Contact Kamerow Law Firm, PLLC today to set up your initial consultation with us.