Trucking Accidents & TBI
Irvine Personal Injury Attorney
Driving is among the most dangerous activities the average American engages
in, and the potential for injury greatly increases when commercial trucks
are involved. The large weight and size of an 18-wheeler can create a
potential for injury that is unparalleled in collisions involving smaller
vehicles. Even accidents at lower speeds have the potential to cause severe
damage, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI). When an accident occurs
due to the negligent actions of a truck driver, the responsible parties
must be held accountable.
If you or a loved one has experienced a brain injury as the result of an
accident involving a commercial truck, do not hesitate to contact the
Irvine brain injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Thomas E. Rockett.
Our firm has more than two decades of legal experience and has helped
clients in your situation to seek the legal restitution that they deserve.
When you are ready to seek justice or have questions about your claim,
do not hesitate to
contact our firm.
Schedule a free consultation today to talk to an attorney about you claim.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
A brain injury as the result of a
truck accident can often be more severe than other injuries and can even require lifelong
medical treatment. The injuries associated with a TBI can present further
dangers as many symptoms may not be immediately apparent and can take
days or even weeks to fully manifest. Even if you feel fine at the moment
after an accident, it is vital to seek medical attention. Only a doctor
can fully diagnose the extent of injuries.
Symptoms of a TBI include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Headaches and migraines
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination
- Trouble focusing
Given the severity of a traumatic brain injury, it is vital that you receive
the monetary compensation you need for your injuries and recovery. In
addition to initial medical costs, victims will need to seek restitution
for chronic health issues, missed work, and reduced income potential.
The attorneys at our firm know how to maximize your claim so that you
can focus on recovering your health.
Who Can Be Held Responsible?
Trucking accidents which result in a brain injury can happen for a number
of reasons and depending on the circumstances of your accident, the driver,
as well as the trucking company, may be liable. For example, if a trucking
company fails to repair their vehicles and an accident occurs, they may
be held responsible. Drivers also can be directly responsible for accidents.
Truck driver fatigue is one of the most common causes of trucking accidents
and occurs when a driver becomes too tired to operate their vehicle. There
are laws regulating the hours a driver can work, and a driver can be held
liable when a violation leads to an accident.
Trucking accidents which can lead to TBI include:
- Failure to maintain equipment
- Driver fatigue
- Driving while under the influence
The trucking industry is heavily regulated and both a company and a driver
are required to keep accurate records of operation. Our attorneys know
where to look to investigate after an accident in order to discover if
negligence played a role in your accident. We can look at evidence including
vehicle inspection logs, accident investigations, company records, and
electronic logging devices.
Attorneys Helping TBI Victims Seek Compensation
At The Law Offices of Thomas E. Rockett, we understand that legal restitution
cannot compensate for the pain you have suffered, but a settlement can
help you move on from this event. Our lead
Irvine personal injury attorney has an in-depth knowledge of accidents and the laws associated with traumatic
brain injuries and can fight to maximize your claim. You should not be
made to pay more than you already have for the negligence of a truck driver
or trucking company.
There is no time to waste. Call (714) 701-8182 and discover your legal options.