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Understanding brain injuries resulting from semi-truck accidents

On Behalf of | Nov 1, 2021 | Truck Accidents

Because of their size, semi-truck accidents often cause severe brain injuries. This should come as no surprise to anyone.

When a vehicle this large collides with someone, the effects can be alarming. Here are a few cerebral problems that can arise after a crash.

Different semi-truck accident brain injuries

Skull fractures are commonplace with these incidents. Sheer force can cause passengers to hit their heads on the dashboard or a side window. When there is a big enough fissure, the brain will be in danger. Simple fractures, compound fractures, depressed fractures, and linear fractures are all distressing conditions.

There is also potential for brain herniation. A severe whack may cause the brain to swell. This trauma is often accompanied by brain tissue compression. Another worrisome possibility is the brain jostling inside the skull.

Traumatic brain injuries can have long-term effects. These include headaches and fatigue, even seizures and post-traumatic epilepsy. Signs of a TBI include wide pupils, memory loss, and vomiting. Seek medical attention the moment these indications arise.

Different treatments for semi-truck accident brain injuries

Brain surgery is a risky scenario, yet it may be necessary to remove clots or relieve pressure. Physical rehabilitation can be painful and costly. Still, it is often required for victims to recover movement and speech. Often, psychiatrists are helpful when moving past the emotional trauma of an accident. Truck drivers who cause wrecks that lead to brain injuries need to pay for their actions.

The vast number of semi-trucks on the road means they are causing more brain injuries than ever. Beware of the price that comes with these incidents.