Head Injuries from a California Trucking Accident


June 28, 2022

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Recovering Compensation for Head Injuries from a California Trucking Accident

One of the most catastrophic types of personal injuries in an 18-wheeler or trucking wreck is a head injury. Head injuries from a California trucking accident can range from facial lacerations to traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. All types of serious or catastrophic trucking wrecks could cause a head injury that results in permanent disability or injury. Victims who are injured in any type of tractor-trailer accident resulting in any type of personal injury, especially head injuries, should call our experienced California trucking accident lawyers. We have a proven track record of recovering compensation for head injuries from a California trucking accident.

At the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we offer personalized attention and service for our clients and their families. Unlike some law firms that treat you like just another file, we will work with you and your family to investigate your accident and determine the full extent of your personal injuries, emotional pain and suffering, financial harm, and other damages caused by a negligent truck driver or trucking company. To learn more about how we can help you and your family, please call our California trucking accident lawyer to schedule a FREE consultation. We handle cases throughout Inland Empire County and San Bernardino County, as well as through New Mexico.

What Are Head Injuries?

Head injuries can mean many different things when it comes to a trucking accident. In the broadest sense, a head injury is any injury to the facial, head, brain, eyes, nerves, ears, mouth, or any other part of the head and its vital structures. Individuals who suffer a head injury may suffer severe or catastrophic harm. This harm could be temporary and last a few months. However, many people suffer harm from a head injury that is permanent. This includes leaving permanent scars or visual deformities.

Some of the most common head injuries from a California trucking accident include the following:

  • Facial nerve injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Blindness
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of hearing
  • Orbital blowout fractures
  • Mouth injuries, including to teeth or the tongue
  • Broken bones or fractures
  • TMJ
  • Amputation of the ear or nose
  • Need for reconstructive surgery
  • Burn injuries
  • Loss of head/deformities with the hair and scalp
  • Loss of an eye, and
  • Other serious personal injuries that are caused to the head, face, mouth, or other structures.

Causes of Head Injuries in Trucking Wrecks

There are many potential causes of head injuries in trucking wrecks. These are typically caused by the reckless, careless, and outright negligent conduct of truck drivers or trucking companies. Sometimes a third party may also cause a trucking wreck, as may the town, county, state, or another government entity responsible for the roadway where the accident occurs. Victims who suffer serious personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident may be entitled to recover compensation when the defendant causing their injuries is negligent.

Some of the most common causes of negligence in a trucking wreck occurring in Inland Empire County or San Bernardino County include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving (NOTE: the FMCSA prohibits ANY alcohol within four hours of starting a shift, and requires drivers to have a 0.0 BAC while operating a commercial vehicle)
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving or trying to make an unreasonable delivery schedule
  • Improper left turns
  • Unsafe backing
  • Improper U-turns
  • Following too closely
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Improper lane changes or merges, and
  • Many other serious or grossly negligent actions or inactions.

Did You Suffer Head Injuries From a California Trucking Accident? Call Us Today

If you or a loved one suffered any type of personal injuries in a California trucking accident, especially if you suffered head injuries from a California trucking accident, call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for help. Our team of dedicated and experienced trucking accident lawyers can help you and your family recover the compensation that you deserve for your personal injuries, financial losses, and other damages. We offer FREE consultations and we do not get paid until you get paid in a verdict, settlement, or another type of recovery. To learn more, please call (505) 384-7865 to schedule a FREE consultation with our lawyers.

We handle cases in Inland Empire County and San Bernardino County, California, as well as throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. Our second trucking accident office in California serves those in Inland Empire County and San Bernardino County, as well as those who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed through California. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 384-7865 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.

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