Have you been involved in a catastrophic truck accident that has left you with a traumatic brain injury? You’re not alone. Each year, over 1.7 million people are diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries. And if you’ve been the victim of a truck accident, you know that this condition can cause life-altering consequences. When your life is so severely threatened, you need to look out for yourself. This includes filing a medical malpractice claim against the one who has wronged you. But was your truck accident due to the negligence of another driver? Read on to find out.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is when the skull is impacted hard enough to damage the brain; a closed injury means there is no bone fracture, and an open injury means the skill bone has cracked. Most likely, after a catastrophic truck accident, they type of TBI will be open. A closed injury can be more dangerous due to brain swelling or blood clots, but an open injury is dangerous in its own right. Signs of injury include dizziness, confusion, weakness, or extreme fatigue. Keep a close eye on your body’s functions after a catastrophic truck accident.
When is it Caused by Negligence?
When the driver of the truck has acted negligently, you can file a medical malpractice claim. For instance, if the driver was incapacitated at the time due to drugs or alcohol, this is a type of negligence. There’s also the chance that the driver was texting, on the phone, or otherwise distracted. It’s also possible that the truck driver acted so unsafely that it caused a catastrophic accident. In this case, after you’ve proved the unsafe maneuver occurred, a medical malpractice case can be filed. As always, you must prove negligence in order to file. A traumatic brain injury is a serious and unfortunate result of a catastrophic truck accident. And, when the accident was not your fault, it can be even more devastating. Such a personal injury could have been prevented, if not for someone else’s negligence. In order to seek justice, search for an excellent medical malpractice lawyer.
The Snyder Law Group can defend you after your traumatic brain injury!
The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements*. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and LinkedIn.