Austin Truck Accident Injuries

Accidents involving commercial trucks often result in serious injury or death. Some of the most catastrophic injuries that our Central Texas truck accident law firm has handled are traumatic brain injury and spinal cord damage. These types of injuries require one-on-one legal counsel from an experienced, compassionate, and reputable truck accident attorney. The skilled attorneys at Law Office of Joel A. LevineĀ are recognized leaders in personal injury litigation because we are committed to helping our seriously injured clients achieve maximum compensation. We understand that catastrophic injuries change a victim’s life forever. While money cannot return you to your former healthy self, it can help ensure that you will not be burdened with financial worries and stress as you begin your long road to recovery.

At the personal injury law firm of the Law Office of Joel A. Levine, we approach each case uniquely depending on the extent of our client’s injuries.

Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Approximately 1.4 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries each year and 50,000 of those individuals will die as a result of their injury. Symptoms of traumatic brain injury are:

  • Headache
  • Slurred speech
  • Lack of consciousness
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Trembling
  • Loss of coordination
  • Confusion
  • Weakness in arms and legs
  • Paralysis
  • Mood swings
  • Memory loss
  • Neurological disorders
  • Personality change

Anyone who sustains a brain injury should seek medical help immediately to prevent further damage even though nothing can be done to reverse the damage that has already occurred. As part of your compensation package, you can expect to receive rehabilitation that involves individually tailored treatment programs in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, physical medicine, psychology/psychiatry, and social support.

Spinal Cord Damage

Approximately 250,000 people in the United States are living with spinal cord damage, with 11,000 injuries occurring each year. Of all injuries, this type of injury tends to be the most difficult to contend with because these injuries lead to permanent paralysis, affecting every aspect of the victim’s life. Spinal cord injuries are devastating injuries that cause severe emotional, mental, and physical pain. Some of the effects of spinal cord injuries are:

  • Loss of mobility
  • Paralysis
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of respiratory function
  • Loss of digestive function
  • Loss of reproductive function
  • Loss of function of the bowel and bladder
  • Numbness in limbs

Rehabilitation focuses on assisting people in learning to live with their injury. As part of a compensation package, you can expect to receive services that include occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing care, physiatrist, speech and language pathologist assistance, therapeutic recreational specialist assistance, and vocational therapy.

Other types of serious injuries that may be sustained in truck accidents include:

  • Burn injuries
  • Limb amputations
  • Loss of hearing
  • Loss of eyesight
  • Neck injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a truck accident, contact the skilled Austin truck accident attorneys at the Law Office of Joel A. Levine today for a free case evaluation 512-982-1510. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries.

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