As a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorney, I know that a traumatic brain injury is perhaps the most devastating type of injury that someone can suffer as a result of being injured in traffic accident. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, there are approximately 80,750 cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by vehicular collisions in the USA every year.
Traumatic brain injuries can have a huge impact not just on the victim themselves, but also on their loved ones. Symptoms of traumatic brain injury can include a range of behavioral, emotional, cognitive and physical manifestations such as depression and suicidal thoughts, to entire body paralysis.
Texas courts agree that traumatic brain injuries are among the most serious injuries which can be caused by a head impact or skull fracture suffered in a traffic accident involving a semi-truck, tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler heavy goods vehicle. For example, depending on the severity of your head injury, you may require round-the-clock care. The Brain Injury Association of America estimates the cost of such treatment can be as high as $1,000 per day. Although brain injury victims and their immediate family members are able to seek compensation for these costs with the aid of a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, there is often insufficient insurance available in order to fulfill the financial demands in order to get the injured person the expert and professional care that they need.
The good news, in the case of the auto accident being the fault of a CDL truck driver, is that there is a significantly greater amount of potential insurance available to make a claim against. For example, the state minimum liability insurance requirement for average motorists is just $30,000. For trucks, this is raised to $750,000.
In some circumstances, there might be even more insurance available: oversize trucks, overweight trucks, and trucks transporting hazardous materials must carry a minimum of $1,000,000 in liability insurance. Tanker trucks with a capacity of 3,500 or more must carry a minimum of $5,000,000. Of course, it is often impossible to know for sure just how much insurance actually exists in your personal case until you have first retained the services of an experienced trial lawyer.
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If you or a member of your family has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of being involved in a multi-vehicle accident, it is in your best interest to make sure that you hire a Dallas-Fort Worth brain injury lawyer who is experienced in handling large truck wreck claims throughout Texas. The personal injury lawyers at the Anderson Law Firm have this experience.
Call us today for a completely free, no obligation consultation with a board certified trial lawyer today to discuss your legal options. Call toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900 or 214-327-8000.
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