If you suffered head trauma from an accident in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, a brain injury lawyer serving Carrollton with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ can help you seek financial recovery for your losses. Head trauma can cause long-term impairment that impacts your quality of life and makes it difficult to maintain employment.
You could incur massive medical bills and other losses, and you might have to endure long-term struggles with memory, intellectual processing, and coordination. A brain injury lawyer with our firm can help hold the liable party accountable for the harm you experienced.
How Much Financial Recovery Can You Get in Your Carrollton Brain Injury Case?
Every brain injury claim is unique, so we cannot say how much you could seek in damages without first talking to you and taking a look at your situation. The amount of your financial recovery will depend on the facts of your case.
The severity of your injuries and the long-term impairment you sustained from your wounds will factor into the value of your case. Specifically, the amount of your economic and non-economic damages will let us know how much to seek.
Economic losses include out-of-pocket costs or direct financial losses. Some examples of economic damages include:
- Medical bills
- Head injury rehabilitation facility
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Long-term care
- Lost wages and other income
You might have additional economic losses that we could add to your brain injury claim.
These losses do not tend to come with convenient measures of their financial value, like bills or receipts, but they are worthwhile losses. Some of the non-economic damages that can happen with head trauma include:
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
You might experience other non-economic damages that warrant financial recovery.
Why Work with Our Lawyers on Your Carrollton Brain Injury Case?
After a head injury, a person should have the opportunity to rest and focus on getting better. Battling a million-dollar corporation like an insurance company can be stressful and interfere with your physical recuperation.
When you have an attorney with our firm advocating for you, they take care of the legal matters so that you do not have to. At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, we make the extra effort to be accessible to our clients. We treat our clients with sensitivity and respect.
What Are the Complications of a Brain Injury?
Head trauma can cause devastating ongoing problems because the brain is the command center for the entire body. Damage to a tiny section of brain tissue could render a person unable to walk, talk, see, swallow, or think.
There are no “spare parts” in the brain. Significant harm to any area of the brain can cause a loss of function.
Mayo Clinic explains that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to any of these complications:
Altered State of Consciousness
Harm to the brain can cause a person to fall into an altered state of consciousness for anywhere from a few days to the long term. An individual in a coma is unconscious, unaware, and unresponsive. If the person does not emerge from a coma after a few weeks, he could be in a vegetative state.
Sometimes an unconscious head trauma patient shows improvement and enters a minimally conscious state or awakens. Brain death, on the other hand, is an irreversible state of consciousness.
Physical, Intellectual, Communicative, Sensory, and Behavioral Complications
A traumatic brain injury can cause short-term or long-term dysfunction in any of these areas. For example:
- Some of the physical complications after a TBI are seizures, hydrocephalus, severe headaches, and vertigo. Loss of hearing, vision, taste, and smell can also result from head trauma involving cranial nerves.
- A TBI can cause cognitive and executive functioning challenges with thinking, planning, problem-solving, memory, and other intellectual tasks.
- Depending on the region of the brain that takes damage, a person might struggle to speak, write, read, take part in conversations, or understand what other people say.
- Post-TBI behavioral changes can face challenges with acting appropriately in social settings.
- The emotional complications following head trauma can include mood disorders and insomnia.
- After a TBI, the person might suffer from ongoing sensory issues, like ringing in the ears, dizziness, balance issues, pain, tingling, double vision, and decreased hand-eye coordination.
Problems like these can diminish an individual’s quality and enjoyment of life. Also, it can be difficult to support oneself through gainful employment when struggling with complications from head trauma.
Is There a Deadline For Filing a Brain Injury Lawsuit in Texas?
Texas law says that you only have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit like a brain injury case. If you miss the deadline, you will forever lose the right to hold the at-fault party financially responsible for harming you.
Negotiating with a claims adjuster does not satisfy the two-year statute of limitations. You must actually file a lawsuit to preserve your right to financial damages if your claim does not settle.
Are There Pitfalls That Could Decrease the Value of a Brain Injury Claim?
One of the most common mistakes an injured individual can make is to post comments, photographs, or any information about the incident on social media. Even the most innocent picture or posting could backfire if the liable party’s insurer takes your words or images out of context.
When you work with a Carrollton brain injury lawyer from our firm from the beginning, you can avoid problems like this that could decrease your financial recovery.
How Can You Get Legal Help For Your Carrollton Brain Injury Case?
We would be happy to perform a case evaluation if you or a close relative sustained a severe head injury because of someone else’s carelessness. Find out how our brain injury lawyers serving Carrollton can help you.
Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ today at (713) 850-8600 to get started.
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