Head Injuries in Truck Accidents

Miami Lawyer Assisting Tractor Trailer Crash Victims

Motor vehicle accidents, including those involving trucks, are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other head injuries nationwide. Head injuries in truck accidents can result in permanent physical pain as well as psychological damage with long-term cognitive effects. Most truck accidents are also the result of one or more party’s negligent acts, in which case, those parties must be held accountable. Miami truck accident attorney Robert Dixon assists victims who have suffered a head injury in a truck crash pursue legal action against those responsible for their harm. The costs related to these types of injuries add up quickly and can be overwhelming to a victim who is trying to cope with their recovery. Mr. Dixon and his staff at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon are dedicated to offering compassionate and experienced legal representation to ease the burden on clients as they focus on healing and their rehabilitation. Our firm works with residents in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties as well as all of South Florida to ensure their legal rights are protected. If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury as a result of a collision with a truck, contact our office today to find out more about how we can help.

Common Head Injuries in Truck Accidents

When a truck collides with another vehicle, the force of the impact can cause all the occupants in the vehicles involved to sustain head injuries. Drivers and passengers may be at risk of striking their heads against a dashboard, seatback or car window. Additionally, projectiles could strike a passenger or driver’s head, that could result in a head and brain injury. Skull fractures are common head injuries that result from a truck accident, these fractures can be simple or compound, depending on how the break in the bone forms and whether the skin surrounding it is affected. Brain herniations may also occur, which is when the brain swells from the build-up of pressure in the skull that can lead to a stroke or even be fatal. TBIs can lead to permanent impairment and chronic pain, as well as nausea, memory problems, changes in a victim’s personality, and other cognitive differences that affect a victim’s daily life.

Compensation for Head Injuries Caused by Negligence

Many truck accidents are caused by negligent drivers, who are often rushed to make a delivery or get behind the wheel when they should be resting. When such negligence leads to serious injuries, those responsible should be held legally liable. To prevail in a personal injury suit and recover damages related to your head injury, victims must show that a defendant’s actions breached an owed duty of reasonable care, causing that injury, and leading to damages. Truck drivers, as well as all road users, owe a duty to each other to act as a reasonable and prudent person would given the circumstances. Additionally, interstate commercial truck drivers are subject to federal regulations which dictate how often and how long rest and meal breaks should be to prevent fatigue. They are also required to engage in regular maintenance and inspections of their vehicles to make sure they are safe for the road. Failure to follow any of these mandates properly could be a sign of negligence in causing an accident. Victims of head injuries in truck accidents may be entitled to compensation from the negligent party for medical costs, expenses related to future rehabilitative efforts, as well as loss of income, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering damages.

Consult with a Miami Lawyer After a Serious Truck Collision

After being injured in an accident, the last thing you want to deal with is the burden of the legal system. However, the costs of a serious head injury usually far exceed what is available from insurance benefits, making legal action necessary for your recovery. Attorney Robert Dixon help clients in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami seek compensation from those responsible for their injuries. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we want our clients to be comfortable knowing their legal rights are being protected and advocated for. If you have questions about your options in the aftermath of a truck crash, please contact our office at 877.499.4878 or online today and set up a free, no obligation consultation to speak with a lawyer.