Any collision can result in severe injuries, especially involving large trucks and other massive vehicles. These accidents comprised around 9% of all crashes that resulted in fatalities. Despite efforts to drive safely and maintain trucking safety standards, one mistake can lead to death or physical harm, such as severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
In 2021 alone, around 117,300 truck accidents caused injuries, a 12% uptick from the previous year. These incidents could cause various injuries, including severe TBIs with grave consequences.
TBI-related health conditions caused by truck accidents
Patients can recover over time with adequate medical care. Unfortunately, these injuries can lead to long-term effects on the patient’s physical and mental capabilities, impacting crucial skills.
In some cases, patients suffer symptoms impeding their ability to drive, work or even remember simple details. These conditions often require special testing or screening focused on detecting brain health issues, chronic pain, loss of senses, vision and sleeping issues.
Seeking special medical care and rehabilitation
Once diagnosed, health care providers can recommend what treatments are necessary to fully recover from the TBI, including special care and rehabilitation meant to achieve the following:
- Restore the patient’s ability to complete daily tasks or activities independently.
- Help patients maintain relationships and connect with their loved ones.
- Allow patients to stay active within their community, participating in events and other engagements.
The treatment plan’s details could vary based on the patient’s needs. Still, their recovery can hinge on other factors, such as their physical condition, the TBI’s severity, and access to necessary rehabilitation or medical care.
Affording a full recovery
Large truck accidents often cause catastrophic injuries. Specifically, TBIs might require treatment and rehabilitation that might be too expensive for the average American household.
Depending on the circumstances, the patient might have no other option but to file a claim against the at-fault party to afford their medical needs. If so, they should consult experienced legal professionals to determine their options and navigate the process.