Trucking collisions in Homestead and all communities are extremely dangerous for passengers in smaller vehicles. If you are pedestrian, passenger car driver, or bicyclist and are involved in a trucking collision, the size of the truck can mean you suffer life-threatening injuries in the incident.
If you have been in any sort of truck crash involving a larger vehicle, it is very important to act quickly and to get medical attention. Any internal or serious injuries could threaten your life and prompt medical attention could save it.
Not All Serious Injuries are Obvious
Many of us think that we would know if we were seriously injured or if a passenger suffered life-threatening injury. However, some injuries have subtle symptoms or don’t have symptoms right away. Unless you are a trained medical professional, it is best to get yourself and passengers to an emergency department for an evaluation.
Trucking accidents may cause injuries which may not be apparent right away but which could prove serious. For example, you could suffer from whiplash or a soft tissue injury which may not have any symptoms right away even though it can lead to chronic pain and other difficulties later on.
An even more serious situation involves head injuries. If during a trucking crash you hit your head or are evenly violently shaken about because of the collision, the brain tissue inside your skull can impact the inside of your skull, causing bruising and bleeding.
This type of traumatic brain injury is serious enough to cause swelling of the brain and even fatalities. However, it’s possible to feel perfectly fine to have no symptoms immediately following the accident – even if you have sustained a serious head injury. In fact, patients each year suffer fatalities because they feel okay after an accident or head injury and mistakenly think they are uninjured. They do not seek medical help in time.
For this reason, if there is any chance you may have sustained a brain injury or any head injury in a trucking accident, it is important to get a full evaluation at an emergency room. This simple precaution could save your life. If you have any symptoms of a brain injury — such as dizziness, loss of consciousness, headaches, blurry vision, or any other symptoms you can’t explain – always go to the emergency room for a full checkup immediately.
Unfortunately, each year people died because they put off life-saving medical treatment. Take the time to seek help for yourself and for anyone else injured in a crash. It could save a life.
If you have suffered an injury in a trucking accident, get medical help right away. If you feel your accident may have been caused by negligence or recklessness, contact Flaxman Law Group. Our legal team can help you understand whether you have a claim and what your potential claim may be worth.