If you or a family member has been injured in a Texas truck accident, chances are the injuries are substantial. Truck wrecks have been known to result in traumatic brain injury, which can be fatal. It is important to understand the prognosis of traumatic brain injury and your rights as an injured victim.
Traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, head trauma or brain injury, occurs when the head violently hits an object or an object penetrates through the skull. This type of injury can range from mild to serious when it comes to severity. It may lead to permanent brain damage and can change the life of the injured victim.
Some of the warning signs of traumatic brain injury include memory loss, headache, confusion, depression, vision problems, irritability and ringing in the ears. There are additional symptoms associated with a severe TBI case, such as persistent headache, vomiting, seizures, inability to awaken from sleep, pupil dilation, slurred speech and loss of coordination.
Truck accidents are usually devastating. If you have been injured in a Texas 18-wheeler accident that was caused by negligence, you can and should hold the trucker and trucking company accountable. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Contact Attorney Steve Lee, an experienced Houston truck accident attorney, at 713-921-4171 or 800-232-3711 for legal advice.