It can definitely benefit a victim to retain a truck accident attorney, especially if they suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a collision with a large truck. TBI’s are not only known for causing “a brief change in mental status of consciousness,” but a more severe injury could lead to a person suffering from “an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury” [Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]. While some TBI victims are able to recover from their injury within a few days or weeks, others might experience lingering symptoms that carry on with them for years.
TBIs not only impact a person’s mental capabilities, but they can have a direct effect on how they live their life.
Symptoms of a Mild TBI
The CDC says that TBI symptoms usually fall into four categories:
When it comes to thinking/remembering, a person might experience the following symptoms:
- Difficulty thinking clearly.
- Feeling slowed down.
- Difficulty concentrating.
- Difficulty remembering new information.
Some physical symptoms of a TBI include:
- Fuzzy or blurry vision
- Nausea or vomiting (early on)
- Sensitivity to noise or light
- Issues with balance
- Feeling tired and/or having no energy
A TBI patient might experience these emotional/mood symptoms:
- More emotional than they typically would be
- Nervousness or anxiety
TBI patients sometimes experience issues with sleep, some of which include:
- Sleeping more than usual
- Sleeping less than usual
- Trouble falling alseep
Aside from a TBI having a physical, emotional, and mental impact on a victim, it can also affect how they live their lives. For example, for someone who has suffered a mild TBI with lingering issues, they might struggle to get a good night’s rest which could potentially interfere with their ability to function at work. As a result, they may no longer be able keep their position causing them to become unemployed. Without any income coming in, a victim might also experience a financial hardship which makes dealing with the injury symptoms even more difficult to do.
Why does it benefit to hire a truck accident lawyer in Miami, FL after suffering a TBI in a collision with a semi?
If your TBI has affected your ability to enjoy life, carry out your day to day tasks in the manner you once could, or it has hindered you from working, you should consider consulting with a Miami, FL truck accident lawyer. If the semi-truck driver who collided with your vehicle displayed negligent behavior (i.e. they were following too closely to your vehicle), you may have a personal injury case against the driver and/or the company they were working for at the time of the collision.
Personal injury lawsuits can be filed when negligence was a factor in the crash and are often used when a victim is looking to recover compensation for things like medical expenses, both past and future, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, etc. To find out if you have a viable case, contact Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. to speak with a Miami, FL truck crash attorney.
Orlando R. Murillo, P.A. can be reached at:
7350 SW 89th Street, Toscano Building, Suite 100
Miami, Florida 33156