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.

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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
  • Speeding

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.