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What You Need to Know About Head Injuries After Your Truck Crash

Unfortunately, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the more common injuries sustained in trucking accidents. In fact, of the estimated 1.7 million Americans who will suffer a TBI this year, about 17.1% of them will sustain their injuries in a traffic accident. Only falls cause more brain injuries.


Suffering a serious brain injury can be frightening. It can cause headaches, memory loss, loss of motor control, personality changes, and other frightening symptoms. If you have been in a truck accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida and may have hit your head, get immediate medical help. Even if you have no symptoms right away, you may have suffered a serious brain injury.

If you have suffered a serious brain injury and need legal advice about your chances of securing compensation, contact Flaxman Law Group. Our South Florida law firm has helped thousands of traffic accident, TBI, and personal injury plaintiffs secure compensation. We are proud to stand by those who have been injured and we’d like to extend an invitation for a free consultation if you’ve been injured.

What is a TBI?

A traumatic brain injury is an injury to the brain that causes some disruption to the functioning of the brain. These injuries can be caused in a truck accident in two ways:

  1. By a blow to the head. In a traffic accident in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, it’s not uncommon for passengers to be thrown around. They may be thrown from the vehicle or crash against the interior of the vehicle. Items inside the car can become airborne and hit passengers in the head. In any of these cases, the jolt to the skull can cause the soft tissue of the brain to bounce against the inside of the skull. This can cause swelling, bruising, and bleeding, which can damage the brain and can prove potentially life-threatening to the patient.
  2. By a penetrating injury. A less common injury in a truck accident can happen if a piece of metal or other sharp object enters a passenger’s skull. This can happen if the passenger is thrown from the vehicle or if something crashes through the windshield.

Brain injuries can be short-term, severe, or relatively mild. Even a relatively mild TBI that results in recovery, however, can result in confusion, pain, loss of consciousness, and a long recovery time. A serious, permanent brain injury can mean that a patient needs around-the-clock care for the rest of their life.

What Do I Need to Know?

If you have suffered a brain injury, it’s important to take proper care of yourself. Visit your doctor and follow all recommendations for treatment.

You may need some support to help deal with the trauma of your injury. You can find support groups in your area for TBI sufferers. The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) also has information about support groups and other forms of assistance.

Trying to reclaim your life after a serious injury can be very difficult – especially if hospital bills are piling up or you can’t work because of your TBI. If you are worried about money because of your injuries, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. Our law firm would be happy to help you find resources and to help you understand the insurance and legal claim process. If you qualify for a legal claim or if you need to understand how much your injury may cost in lost wages and medical bills, our legal team would be pleased to review your situation with you.


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