Salt Lake City Truck Accident Head Injury Lawyer
Accidents with 18-wheelers often result in tremendous amounts of damage to the other vehicle and its occupants. As a result, victims of truck accidents often experience a traumatic brain injury in these types of wrecks.
Each year, approximately 111,000 people are injured in large truck crashes, many of them suffering head injuries. If you were one of them, a Salt Lake City truck accident head injury lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can evaluate your case and inform you of how much compensation you may be entitled to.
Did You Suffer a Head Injury?
Accident victims are not always aware that they have a head injury, only that they feel or behave differently after the crash.
If you have a suspicion that you have an undiagnosed or delayed injury, it is important for you to visit a doctor for a proper diagnosis as soon as possible. Utah’s statute of limitations only provides four years in which to file a personal injury lawsuit, and that time can fly by much faster than you might think.
Symptoms You Should Watch For
A traumatic brain injury or concussion may not be immediately obvious. This is why you should be examined by a doctor immediately after your tractor-trailer accident. Be on the lookout for symptoms commonly associated with a brain injury, including any of the following:
- Confusion or amnesia
- Inability to form clear thoughts or process information
- Abnormal aggression and other changes in mood or behavior
- Loss of smell or vision
- Headaches and migraines
Determining Fault for Your Truck Accident
Once you have been diagnosed with a head injury, you need an attorney to prove that your injury was caused by the truck accident and that someone else was to blame. This is the concept of proving negligence, and it is critical to your personal injury case because any amount of fault assigned to you could directly reduce the compensation you receive.
This process can be more complicated when you have been hit by a large truck because we need to determine if the driver or the trucking company was to blame—or if both had a role in causing your accident. If a dangerous road or some other external factor played a part in what happened, it’s also possible that a government agency or a private company was at fault.
Settling vs. Going to Court
Hiring an attorney does not necessarily mean you have to go to court. If the insurance company is willing to make a fair settlement offer after reviewing the information provided, you could settle at any time and receive compensation faster.
However, if the other party is denying responsibility or the insurance company is refusing to pay for things such as necessary medical procedures, going to trial may be the best way to receive a positive result for your case.
Craig Swapp & Associates can represent you both in and out of court, so we can be your advocate regardless of the direction your case takes.
Speak with a Salt Lake City Truck Accident Lawyer
If you suffered a concussion or other head injury during a truck accident, you should speak with an attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates to discuss your rights and legal options. As experienced injury lawyers, we know how to maximize the value of your claim so you can receive as much money for your injuries as possible.