Truck Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries in Oregon
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the worst types of personal injuries that victims of Oregon truck accidents could sustain. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, could result in life-changing disability which affects a person’s ability to do daily functions. This includes a person’s work/career, household chores, caring for others, and even caring for oneself. Traumatic brain injuries are simply catastrophic injuries which could have profoundly disabling affects on an entire family. Truck accidents with large commercial vehicles like logging trucks, delivery vans, 18 wheelers, tractor trailers, and other big rigs are most likely to result in these serious types of injuries.
Victims of Oregon truck accidents resulting in traumatic brain injuries, head injuries, closed head injuries, TBIs, brain injuries, or any other head or brain injury should ask our Oregon trucking accident lawyers for assistance. This is because victims of truck accidents in Oregon may be entitled to damages. Under Oregon law, damages for personal injury causes are typically compensatory in nature. These damages possible include the following:
- Pain and suffering, both past and future;
- Medical bills;
- Future medical bills, medications, and surgeries;
- Property damage;
- Loss of affection and society with family;
- Lost wages from time out of work due to injury or doctor appointments;
- Lost future earnings if unable to work the same job and have to take a lower paying job; and
- Other injuries.
Causes for Traumatic Brain Injuries in Oregon Truck Accidents
Due to the larger size and heavier weight of commercial trucks over smaller passenger vehicles, it is more likely that occupants in passenger vehicles will sustain serious injury. TBIs are some fo the most serious injuries that a person could sustain. Even though the brain is protected by multiple layers of tissue and a very hard boney skull, the brain is still very susceptible to powerful collisions with trucks. Debris from the damages vehicles or trucking cargo could cause brain injuries from direct impacts.
The brain can still be damaged even if the skull is not fractured or damaged. This is because the brain is suspended in fluid inside of the skull. This fluid helps protect the brain, among other functions. However, when the brain is violently shaken or the head suffers a whiplash motion, the brain can slide around in the skull because it is in that fluid. These injuries can result in concussions or damage to the brain on one or both sides of the brain.
Our Oregon Trucking Accident Lawyers Can Help
Victims who have suffered any type of TBI or brain injury need to have Oregon trucking accident lawyers review their case. This includes using experts to determine liability for who caused the truck accident, to take “blackbox” data off of the recorder on a tractor trailer, for medical experts (doctors, nurses, life care planners) to explain and value your injuries, and economists or vocational experts to assert lost wage claims.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of a trucking accident or collision contact the Oregon Truck Accident Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, and Hillsboro.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take Trucking accident cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.
Please act quickly, there is a limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which you can bring a claim under the law.