One of the possible consequences of a truck accident in Blacksburg, Virginia, is a serious head injury. Especially given the size difference between a full-sized truck and a smaller passenger vehicle, one can easily see how a victim of a negligent truck driver can easily leave the accident suffering head trauma.
Virginians are likely well aware of the most serious consequences of a traumatic brain injury. Assuming a person survives the injury at all, he or she could survive only on a permanent on long-term comatose state. Obviously, a person in a coma needs around-the-clock medical care and is unable to provide for himself or his family.
However, even so-called minor or mild brain injuries can leave someone suffering serious and lasting problems. For instance, a minor brain injury can cause someone to suffer from headaches, dizziness, and disruptions in their patterns of sleep. They may also experience difficulty with some of their senses, such as blurred vision or a ringing in the ears.
Someone with a minor brain injury may also find that she is no longer able to remember things that she once would remember or concentrate on a given task. She may also face difficulties with her emotions or with her moods.
The point is that even a mild brain injury is a very serious affair that requires medical attention. It can also mean a person has to miss days or even weeks of work while she recovers. The more serious the injury is, the more severe, and long-lasting, the symptoms. One does not have to be in a coma to experience the life-altering effects of a bad brain injury.
When truck accidents caused by negligent truck drivers cause a brain injury, the victims may have legal options available to them and can explore those options with the help of an attorney.