We’ve heard quite a bit in recent months about the dangers of head injuries in contact sports, such as football. Stories of athletes who have had their lives shortened or quality of life diminished because of concussions are heart-rending.
Well, any one of us can suffer the same type of brain injury if we get into a serious vehicle accident – especially if the other vehicle is an 18-wheeled truck. Commercial trucks are so big that they tend to cause more serious injuries, if not death, when they are involved in accidents.
Damage from some injuries, such as broken arms and legs, is easier to assess and treat than others. But brain injuries are trickier to diagnose and to treat. Sometimes, an injured individual can show little or no outward damage initially and yet suffer from serious brain injury that can have long-lasting effects. It is not unusual for the symptoms of brain injury to worsen progressively as time goes on.
When such injuries result from collision with a big truck, it is important not to rush into a settlement with the trucking company and possibly miss out on appropriate compensation for what could be a lifetime of maladies and medical bills. Make sure you get skilled legal representation. Consider calling leaders in the field, such as Stewart Bell, PLLC, of Charleston, which has successfully represented many people in cases of accidents involving trucks. The initial consultation is free, and Stewart Bell, PLLC, gets paid only if the case is successful. We are available around the clock, seven days a week. Call us toll-free at 800-342-1701.