A severe head injury suffered in an 18-wheeler accident can irrevocably change the course of your life. Find out how to get compensated by speaking with a Miami truck accident brain injury lawyer.
A concussion or other traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to a lasting impairment. If you were involved in a commercial truck crash that caused such a head injury, you could qualify for financial damages with help from a Miami truck accident brain injury lawyer from Lavent Law.
Brain injuries are unpredictable, so you don’t want to rely on an insurance company to tell you what your claim is worth. Their priority is settling your claim quickly and cheaply—before you can find out how much your recovery is really going to cost.
Who Caused the Semi-Truck Accident?
In order to have grounds for a personal injury claim, someone else must have been at fault for the truck accident that caused your TBI. Your case must be strong enough to either convince the at-fault party to settle out of court or convince a jury that you deserve to be compensated for your losses.
To do so, your attorney will need to go through the discovery process and collect evidence. This may involve any of the following tasks:
- Conducting depositions
- Reviewing the accident report
- Requesting documents such as rest logs and hiring records
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Reviewing photographs and videos of the truck collision
Additionally, the relationship between the truck driver, trucking company, and the company who hired them must be understood. In a truck accident, the relationship between these parties can determine who needs to be sued and who is financially responsible for paying damages.
Don’t Ignore Your Head Injury
Victims of 18-wheeler accidents don’t always know that they have a concussion or other head injury. Unless there is physical damage such as a bruised or bleeding head wound, this type of injury often goes undiagnosed. A delayed head injury is dangerous because it can lead to further deterioration and substantial loss in quality of life.
Some of the signs to watch for are listed below:
- Memory loss
- Inability to process information
- Physical or emotional instability
- Constant fatigue
- Vision loss
File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Quickly
After being diagnosed with a head injury, you need to contact an attorney and file a personal injury claim quickly—before the four-year statute of limitations runs out. Waiting too long can eliminate your opportunity to seek compensation. The one exception to this would be if you were unaware of your brain injury, in which case the time limit would begin as soon as you receive a diagnosis.
Get Compensated for Your Traumatic Brain Injury
You should receive compensation for all of the ways that you have been impacted by the semi-truck accident and your head injury. This includes financial losses and expenses such as medical bills and wage losses.
You can also pursue non-economic damages for pain and suffering, lost companionship, emotional distress, and lost enjoyment of life. Non-economic damages become more likely when the brain damage has had a major impact on your quality of life.
Get Help from a Miami Truck Accident Head Injury Lawyer
Don’t try to negotiate with the trucking company or their lawyers on your own after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a commercial truck wreck. Instead, get legal help by completing the form below or by calling Lavent Law directly at 305-440-0450.