Do I Have a Traumatic Brain Injury Case?
Texas Brain Injury Lawyer Talks TBI Lawsuits and What Victims Need to Know
Imagine you are doing something you have done a thousand times, such as walking down a grocery store aisle or riding a bicycle, when all of sudden, due to someone else’s negligence, you suffer a life-altering injury. This is a tragic and all-too-common scenario for many traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims. Everything they thought they knew changes overnight, leaving them a completely different person struggling to overcome obstacles unlike anything they have ever faced before.
Following a brain injury, victims and their families need to speak to an experienced attorney right away. Often, the other side begins building a case to discredit victims immediately. TBI victims need a qualified and experienced brain injury lawyer fighting on their behalf at the negotiating table and in the courtroom. Deadlines to file a lawsuit can pass sooner than victims realize, and evidence crucial to their case can become useless if it is not gathered and preserved early.
At Mike Love & Associates LLC, we know from years of experience defending the rights of people with TBI how difficult life can be following the injury. We have helped guide brain injury victims and their families through the legal process of making sure that they receive the necessary funds to pay for medical bills, ongoing treatment, lost income and more. We do not charge our clients attorney fees unless we secure a favorable verdict or settlement. If nothing else, set up a free consultation with us to learn if you have a case, what your legal rights are and the best options available to you. Make the call.
Brain Injury Symptoms and Types of Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injury symptoms can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Loss of consciousness
- Numbness in fingers and toes
- Headaches, including migraines
- Disorientation and confusion
- Problems sleeping
- Slurred speech
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Agitation and/or combativeness
- Light sensitivity
- Ringing in ears
- Blurred vision
- Sudden and unpredictable mood swings
- Drastic personality changes
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
There are different types of brain injuries, including:
- Concussion – Also known as a mild traumatic brain injury, concussions are the most common type of TBI. A concussion can be caused by something striking a person’s head or a sudden movement change that leads to the brain impacting the skull violently.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury – This type of injury involves the tearing of brain tissue due to a powerful rotation or shaking of the head.
- Contusion – This is a bruise on the brain that is the result of a direct blow to the head.
- Penetrating Injury – These types of injuries are generally the result of a sharp object, penetrating the skull, leading to fragments of the penetrating object entering the brain.
- Second Impact Syndrome – This involves a TBI victims suffering another traumatic brain injury before the symptoms of an initial brain injury have fully healed.
- Coup-Contrecoup Injury – Injuries such as this involve multiple contusions, including a contusion at the site of impact and another contusion on the other side of the brain.
- Hypoxic Brain Injury – This type of TBI happens when the brain does not receive enough oxygen due to a reduction of blood flow or even lack of blood flow to the brain.
- Anoxic Brain Injury – Similar to hypoxic brain injury, except that instead of receiving only a small amount of oxygen, the brain receives no oxygen at all.
Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Costly in Several Ways
The traumatic brain injury recovery process can be very long and extremely expensive. Patients may have to undergo several surgeries and could require multiple extended stays in hospitals and/or repeated visits to the emergency room. In addition, TBI sufferers often have a difficult rehabilitation process ahead of them, including several rounds of physical therapy and ongoing sessions with psychologists.
Brain injury victims many times cannot live on their own, requiring either a part-time or full-time caregiver or to reside in a long-term care facility. Whether TBI victims stay at home or in a facility, depending on the nature of their brain injury, they could require a wheelchair, vehicle and home modifications or other types of assistive equipment. Finally, TBI sufferers may be unable to continue working due to their injury, which could lead to not only a lost income for them, but their family if they are a breadwinner for their household.
I Need a Brain Injury Lawyer in Texas
At Mike Love & Associates LLC, we take every case very personally. We have seen how in many of these cases, victims were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Therefore, we understand that it just as easily could have been us or someone we love dealing with the aftermath of an injury suffered due to another’s negligence. We are completely on your side and extremely driven to bring those responsible to justice.
To schedule a free consultation with an experienced brain injury lawyer at Mike Love & Associates LLC, call the firm directly or fill out the online contact form on this page.