Truck accident victims could suffer traumatic brain injuries

On Behalf of | Apr 30, 2022 | Truck Accidents |

While virtually any type of collision could place the well-being of those involved at risk, those involving commercial vehicles may run a greater change of carrying life-altering repercussions. The injuries victims might suffer in such an incident could create various challenges in life and prompt a need for long-term medical care. Victims of truck accidents may be at risk of suffering traumatic brain injuries and similar health conditions could present with numerous symptoms. 

Studies indicate that those who suffer a TBI may experience a variety of symptoms, some of which could have a devastating impact on their lives. Some examples of these symptoms might include: 

  • Physical issues:  Issues with constant headaches, bouts with dizziness and a loss of balance are just a few examples of the possible physical trails of traumatic brain injuries. 
  • Seizures:  Those who suffer a TBI may also be at greater risk of developing serious medical conditions such as frequent bouts with seizures. 
  • Cognitive effects:  Similar health conditions could also affect a person’s memory, ability to concentrate, or ability to process information. 
  • Sleep and fatigue:  Studies also suggest that traumatic brain injuries could lead to disrupted sleep patterns or frequent bouts with fatigue. 

Traumatic brain injuries could also create various emotional or behavioral concerns, such as leading to bouts with mood swings or an increased risk of anxiety and depression. 

Individuals who suffer permanent harm in truck accidents may struggle to accept that changes the crash prompts in their lives, especially if it stems from the negligent decisions of a truck driver. Following such an incident, a person in Georgia might choose to consult with legal counsel for advice on all his or her available options for legal recourse. Such guidance could prove vital to helping a person understand what to expect from the process and how to prepare to seek the compensation entitled through a claim against all parties deemed responsible.