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Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a life-changing event, affecting not only the victim but also their family and loved ones. If you or a family member has experienced a brain injury in Texas due to an accident or negligence, seeking the expertise of a Texas brain injury attorney is crucial. It takes specific knowledge and experience to handle complex brain injury cases, ensuring that victims receive the support, compensation, and justice they deserve during this challenging time.

Should You Hire a Texas Brain Injury Attorney?

If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury, hiring a Texas brain injury attorney is highly recommended. Brain injury cases are often intricate and require a thorough understanding of both medical and legal aspects.

An experienced attorney can assess the full extent of your injuries, consider long-term consequences, and determine the appropriate compensation you are entitled to. For our clients, we navigate the legal complexities, gather necessary evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies or the responsible parties on your behalf.

When clients hire us, we ensure their rights are protected and we seek full compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the brain injury.

What Are The Benefits of Hiring a Brain Injury Lawyer?

Hiring a Texas brain injury attorney offers numerous invaluable benefits. Brain injury attorneys have a deep understanding of brain injury cases, including various types of TBI and the medical day-to-day impacts. We work closely with medical experts to accurately assess the extent of our clients' injuries and impact on their future.

A brain injury attorney will gather vital evidence to build a strong case. This may include medical records, testimony from medical and economic experts, advanced imagery, testimony from close friends, co-workers, and family members to establish liability and demonstrate the full extent of your damages.

We handle communications with insurance companies and the responsible parties. We fight to secure a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for past, present, and future medical expenses, lost earning capacity, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

What Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Do?

A Texas brain injury attorney plays a critical role in providing comprehensive legal representation for brain injury victims and their families. Our first priority is to understand the specifics of your case and assess the severity of the brain injury's impact on your life.

An attorney will collaborate with medical experts to evaluate your medical records and treatment plans, ensuring that the full extent of your injuries is documented accurately. We will also consult with vocational experts to determine the potential impact on your ability to work and earn a living in the future.

We will handle all legal aspects of your case, including filing necessary paperwork, negotiating with insurance companies, and, if needed, representing you in court. Our goal is to secure fair compensation that reflects the true extent of your losses and helps you and your family cope with the challenges posed by the brain injury.

Traumatic Brain
Injury FAQs

Can a single concussion cause long-term issues?
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A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head or by quick acceleration/deceleration movement (such as whiplash) without a direct blow to the head. Most people fully recover within weeks or months, but some experience persistent symptoms. Symptoms vary from person to person and can range from headaches to cognitive issues such as difficulty focusing, to speech or vision issues, to personality or mood changes, as well as a broad range of other issues. Even if this is a first concussion, it's important to seek medical care as soon as possible.

Is a "mild" TBI anything to worry about?
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Brain injuries are categorized by doctors as mild, moderate, or severe. These labels are clinical terms based on objective scoring and do not necessarily accurately describe the severity of any particular person’s symptoms. A mild TBI is still a brain injury and can have serious, long-term impacts on someone’s day-to-day functions and enjoyment of life. It’s important not to disregard a “mild” diagnosis or forego treatment based on this label but to seek medical treatment from specialists for the particular symptoms that follow a TBI.

How quickly do people recover from TBI?
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Recovery time for mild TBI can vary. Many people improve significantly within weeks or months, while others suffer the effects for much longer. TBI symptoms can be very personalized, and long-term needs will change based on the specific impact on each person. Some people might need lifelong help, while others are back to their normal day-to-day activities relatively quickly.

Does the ER always diagnose a TBI when someone has one?
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No, emergency rooms might not always diagnose a traumatic brain injury correctly when someone has suffered one. Here are a few key points:

  • Milder TBIs, like concussions, are commonly missed in ER screenings, especially if symptoms are subtle. Concussions frequently go undiagnosed.
  • More severe TBIs can also be missed initially if the injury is not obvious based on scans and outward symptoms. A mild TBI, by definition, includes normal imaging, but traditional MRI and CT scans performed at ERs do not always show evidence of a brain injury. 
  • Some signs of severe TBI, like cognitive deficits, may not appear until later.
  • ER doctors are often focused on ruling out immediate life-threatening injuries, so subtle neurological issues can be overlooked.
  • Standard ER evaluations are not specialized for picking up TBIs. Diagnosis may require detailed neurological exams by specialists and follow-up brain imaging tests.
  • Patients may downplay or fail to report key TBI symptoms like headache, confusion, or memory loss to ER staff. Patients who have experienced a loss of consciousness often do not realize they did and report no loss of consciousness to their ER doctor. This can lead to a missed diagnosis.

So, while ERs can pick up obvious severe TBIs like those with visible trauma or significant loss of consciousness, they frequently miss more subtle neurological injuries.

What are the common symptoms of TBIs?
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Potential TBI symptoms are very broad and vary from person to person. Common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, confusion, vision and hearing issues, balance issues, memory and concentration problems, mood and personality changes, anxiety and depression, difficulty sleeping, and speech issues. Symptoms may not be apparent at first and can develop in the hours, days, or weeks following an injury.

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