Did You Sustain A Head Injury In A Truck Accident?
Our Seattle attorneys know how to win complex cases
Accidents involving commercial trucks can cause a broad range of serious injuries, and some of the most serious of all are head injuries. Because of the amount of force involved in nearly any truck accident, the damage to the brain can have catastrophic and unpredictable effects. You or a loved one may need long-term care or be unable to work - even after an injury that seemed minor at the time.
That's why you need an attorney on your side who understands brain injuries - and who knows how to take on the trucking companies. The truck accident concussion lawyers at NLE Law have extensive experience handling these complex cases, and they know how to help.
How truck accidents can cause serious head injuries
Whenever a commercial truck or tractor-trailer collides with a smaller vehicle, the people in the passenger car are exposed to a great deal of force. This can lead to concussions when a person's head strikes a hard surface such as a window or windshield. Even without contact, the brain can be injured when the head moves violently back and forth, causing the brain to strike the inside of the skull.
Truck accidents can cause more serious brain injuries when a passenger car slides under the trailer. This is known as an underride accident, and it often results in portions of the trailer entering the smaller vehicle's cab. Underride accidents may cause severe and potentially fatal brain injuries, including penetrating head injuries - that is, an object actually pierces the skull and enters the brain.
Whether your truck accident was major or seemingly minor, whether your injuries are obvious or not, don't discount the possibility of a serious brain injury. Some brain injuries have delayed-onset symptoms that may not become noticeable for days, weeks or months. And even a low-speed collision with a truck can cause serious damage to the brain or to the pituitary gland - the so-called "master gland" that produces essential hormones for the body.
We can help you stand up to the trucking company and get the compensation you need
When truck accidents result in brain injuries, it's often very difficult for the victim to recover fair compensation. The long-term cost of a traumatic brain injury can easily be in the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars, and while the trucking companies have the resources to pay these large claims, they won't do so without a fight. They may contest the extent of your injuries or argue that you did something to cause the accident. And since victims of brain injury often have no memory of what happened, you may be in no position to fight back.
That's why you need to contact our law firm right away. We'll independently investigate your accident to find the truth about what happened - and we'll hold the trucking company accountable. Our deep knowledge of brain injuries and the long-term cost of treatment will allow us to build a strong case for the compensation you need. And we have the resources and legal experience to stand up to the trucking companies, their insurance companies, and their lawyers.
If you have any reason to believe you may have sustained a brain injury during a truck accident, we can help. Call (206) 623-7520 for your free consultation.