AV Preeminent - Peer-Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence - 2024
Diana Santa Maria - Recognized by Best Lawyers - 2024
Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria - Recognized by Best Lawyers - 2024
Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms - US NEWS 2023
500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers - Lawdragon 2024
The National Trial Lawyers - TOP 100
American Board of Trial Advocates
Expertise.com - Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Davie - 2022
Expertise.com - Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Hialeah - 2021
AV Preeminent - 2020 - For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
Avvo Rating - 10.0 Superb - Top Attorney Personal Injury
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
The Best Lawyers in America
Bar Register - Preeminent Lawyers
Super Lawyers

Distracted Driving Truck Accident Results in Traumatic Brain Injury

Truck Accident Road Caution A trucking company has agreed to settle claims where a driver was using his cellphone before falling asleep behind the wheel and caused a collision with a smaller vehicle.

In the New Jersey truck accident, the truck driver veered his truck into oncoming traffic and struck the car head on. The suit alleged that the accident was caused by a perfect storm of issues surrounding the truck driver and his driving: He was driving drowsy; he was distracted by talking on his cellphone right before the crash; he had been taking medication for diabetes and high blood pressure.

The victim driving the smaller car suffered a traumatic brain injury as well as multiple fractures of the arm and foot. Her injuries are permanent and forced her to move in with family members for help with her daily living activities.

An accident reconstruction expert found that the driver of the smaller car had been operating the vehicle safely and that the truck driver's driving was the sole proximate cause of the accident.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Cause Serious and Life-Threatening Damage

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results when an external force causes brain dysfunction. This force can be a violent jolt or blow to the head such as in a vehicle accident, or when an object penetrates the skull.

Mild TBI may cause only temporary brain cell dysfunction. A concussion is a type of mild TBI. More serious brain injuries can result in physical damage to the brain that can cause long-term complications like impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation or emotional functioning, and even death.

Every day in the U.S., 153 individuals die from injuries that include TBI (data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC). About 2.8 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths occur each year in the U.S.

Falls are the leading cause of TBI, accounting for 47% of all ER visits, hospitalizations and deaths. Slip and fall accidents may be caused by improper construction, slippery floors, defective steps, defective walkways and foreign substances on floors.

Motor vehicle crashes are the third overall leading cause of TBIs, with the second leading cause being struck by or against an object.

We Can Help With a Traumatic Brain Injury

If you or a family member has experienced a traumatic brain injury in a car accident or slip and fall, or has been injured by any other type of personal injury, please contact the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. immediately. Our experienced attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Please call us for a free consultation. Attorney Diana Santa Maria, personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale, will fight to secure justice for you and your family. You can reach us at (954) 434-1077 or contact us via the website.

Client Reviews
I'm so grateful to your staff for assisting me with obtaining medical care from my injuries. Words cannot express my appreciation for aiding me with my case. The staff is very efficient, people oriented and caring. Continue to not only provide legal assistance, but the love that makes and impact on the lives of your clients. B.B. (Premises Liability)
Our experience with the Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A. was excellent. Her staff is kind and professional. Attorney Diana Santa Maria is an outstanding human being and a true professional. I would recommend them 100%. R.P. (Premises Liability)
I am extremely satisfied with the legal services provided by this law firm. I feel grateful to the staff and to Diana Santa Maria in particular. I would definitely recommend Diana Santa Maria for legal representation in any accident matter. E.M. (Auto Accident)
Overall great experience, totally professional and would not hesitate to recommend! Helpful on every level of this case-from day #1 and throughout! I would not hesitate to recommend Diana to anyone in need of superb legal services! They were extremely helpful and kind during a stressful time. The office is beautiful, the paralegal team and staff are totally knowledgeable and professional. A.T. (Auto Accident)
My personal experience with the office of Diana Santa Maria has been one of mutual respect and excellent personal service... their integrity, personal care and efficiency handling my case. The availability of Ms. Santa Maria when required or requested and the attention to my case always included a personal touch. C.R. (Auto Accident)