Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) often leave victims with life-long physical and cognitive impairment. It is common for people with a TBI to become disabled, which can affect your entire family’s quality of life.
If someone’s careless or reckless actions caused a traumatic brain injury for you or a loved one, you should consult with a lawyer. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can protect your legal rights and help you pursue recovery for damages such as lost income, life care expenses, and medical treatment.
A member of our team can come to your home or the hospital if that is more convenient for you. Call (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation.
How a Traumatic Brain Injury May Occur
Getting hit in the head or having an object pierce your skull is the most common cause of a traumatic brain injury. It can also happen when your head is violently shaken, such as the motion in a motor vehicle accident or unintentional fall.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that you get medical care immediately after a head injury. Untreated brain injuries could lead to permanent brain damage, disability, and cognitive impairment.
Traumatic brain injuries may be caused by:
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Acts of violence
- Accident on someone’s property (premises liability)
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Moped or scooter accidents
- Truck accidents
- 18-wheeler and semi-truck accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace, industrial, and construction injuries
You have the right to consult a lawyer to help you file an insurance claim or take legal action against the liable party.
How Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Assist You
Most people with a traumatic brain injury need costly and long-term care and rehabilitation. There are often other expenses as well. As an example, if the TBI patient needs a wheelchair, you might have to make changes to your home to make it more accessible.
These expenses add up. A lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can help you recover damages if you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury that was not your fault.
We take care of the details in proving negligence and pursuing recovery, including:
- Securing evidence of liability from all parties
- Communicating with the insurance adjuster or the defendant’s lawyer
- Negotiating for a fair settlement
- Take your case to trial if the defendant does not negotiate in good faith
Throughout this process, your lawyer will protect your rights and keep you informed of our progress.
To learn more about our services, call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC for a free case evaluation at (713) 850-8600.
What We Use as Evidence of Liability
There are always two sides to every story, and sometimes the liable party will not admit wrongdoing. Fortunately, our legal team has the resources to investigate the circumstances and cause of your injury.
This evidence might include:
- Photos or videos
- Witness statements
- Police reports
- Workplace accident reports
- Your injuries and prognosis
- Blood and drug test results
- Charges brought against the other party
It is important to call our firm as soon as possible after a traumatic brain injury diagnosis. Texas law has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits, but we do not want to risk losing valuable evidence that supports your case.
Seeking Financial Recovery for a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury lawyer with our firm can assess your injuries and damages. The damages that you might be able to recover in your case depend on the severity of your injuries and how they affect your ability to work and return to your daily life.
Some of the damages that D. Miller & Associates, PLLC has pursued in similar cases include:
- Ambulance and emergency department care
- Current and potential medical expenses
- Medical devices and equipment
- Lifecare costs
- Lost salary because of injury
- Reduced earning ability due to injury
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Someone who caused you or a loved one to suffer this type of injury because of a careless act or failure to act should be held accountable. We welcome the chance to help you and your family on a contingency basis.
If you would like to speak to a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Fort Worth, we can assist you. Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation.
How to Recognize the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Even a mild traumatic brain injury–commonly called a concussion– can become a medical emergency if undiagnosed or untreated. Traumatic brain injuries may have an open wound, but closed head injuries are equally dangerous.
All brain injuries have the potential to lead to brain damage, coma, or loss of life.
If you or a loved one have the following symptoms after an accident, see a healthcare provider right away:
- Severe headache
- Temporary loss of consciousness even if brief
- No memory of being hit in the head
- Distorted vision and/or hearing
- Nausea that may include vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty in answering simple questions
- Dilated pupil in one eye or both eyes
Doctors usually diagnose brain injuries using an MRI or CT scan. Sometimes, a person with a traumatic brain injury needs surgery to relieve pressure or bleeding.
Our Firm Supports TBI Charitable Organizations
In addition to helping clients recover damages for a traumatic brain injury, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC is committed to helping TBI charitable organizations. Each year, many of our team members take part in an annual fundraiser called Motorcycle Ride for TBI. This police-escorted motorcycle ride collects donations to help people with traumatic brain injuries.
Call a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Serving Fort Worth Today
If someone’s negligence caused you or a family member to suffer a traumatic brain injury, please call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC. We may be able to help you recover damages for medical bills, lost pay, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Please call (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation.
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