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Did you or a loved one suffer a brain injury in Texas?
According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 1.4 million people in the United States suffer a brain injury each year. These brain injuries can be caused by a number of factors, including car accidents, playing sports, or by slip and fall accidents.
Brain injuries can have a dramatic impact on a person’s quality of life. In addition to medical care to treat the condition, a person who suffers a traumatic brain injury may experience a loss in earning capacity—or they no longer may be able to work at all.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, you may be able to file a brain injury lawsuit in Texas to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages you have experienced.
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, typically results from a violent jolt to the head. A TBI can also be caused by an object such as a bullet that penetrates the skull. While a mild TBI can cause temporary dysfunction of the brain, more serious cases of traumatic brain injury may result in long-term complications, and may even be fatal.
TBI symptoms may include:
Severe traumatic brain injuries may also include loss of coordination, dilated pupils, agitation, slurred speech or coma. Some symptoms of brain injury may manifest immediately after the impact, but some symptoms may not appear for many days or weeks.
If you or a loved one has experienced head trauma, it is a good idea to seek medical attention, especially if they exhibit any of the above TBI symptoms. A medical professional can evaluate the signs and symptoms of the potential brain injury and advise you about the steps you can take to improve your recovery.
There are many different types of traumatic brain injuries, and they vary in severity. There are two main
types of brain injury: traumatic brain injury and acquired brain injury. Acquired brain injury is caused by factors other than the application of force to the head, such as oxygen deprivation, stroke, exposure to toxins, tumors, or disease.
There are two common types of acquired brain injury: hypoxic brain injury (which occurs when the brain receives unsatisfactory levels of oxygen) and anoxia (which occurs when the brain does not receive any oxygen).
Types of traumatic brain injury include:
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident and sustained a head injury in Texas, you may be able to file a brain injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
The first step is to contact a Texas brain injury lawyer to schedule a consultation. A personal injury attorney will typically offer a free consultation to evaluate your case and inform you about your legal options.
To get the most out of the consultation with the brain injury attorney, gather as much information about your accident as possible. Write down as much as you can remember about the accident, including where it occurred, how it happened, what you were doing at the time of the accident, and any medical treatment you received for your injuries. Brain injuries often affect memory, so you may not be able to recall certain details surrounding the accident. Be honest with the brain injury attorney and don’t be afraid to say that you don’t remember.
An attorney who has experience representing clients with brain injuries can help you put together the pieces and gather the evidence necessary to put together a compelling brain injury lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has experienced head trauma, contact Michael Anthony Emma at The Emma Law Firm in the Dallas area to find out your legal options. Treatment of traumatic brain injuries is often expensive. Further, a brain injury can cause a person to be unable to work. The resulting expenses can seem insurmountable. Mr. Emma is a Texas brain injury lawyer who will advocate on your behalf to help you secure the maximum amount of compensation to cover your financial losses and emotional damages.
The Emma Law Firm offers a FREE consultation in this type of legal matter. Fill out the form below for more information.