You could qualify for financial awards if you suffered an accident resulting in a brain injury. If your injury is due to another party’s negligence, a brain injury lawyer serving Richardson could help you recover the cost of your medical bills and more.
You are not alone in your fight for fair recovery after suffering negligence by a healthcare provider. Our team can stand with you throughout your entire case.
Brain Injuries Can Significantly Alter Your Health and Way of Life
The severe kind of brain injury is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to Mayo Clinic, TBIs can cause a range of physical and mental impairments. Depending on the severity of the injury, TBI sufferers may experience:
- Problems with memory and concentration
- Sleep issues
- Loss of coordination
- Seizures or convulsions
- Speech problems
- Coma or permanent vegetative state
- Permanent reduction in cognitive abilities
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident resulting in a brain injury, you could qualify for financial awards to pay for your medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys can help you seek financial recovery for:
- Emergency medical transportation and treatment
- Hospital stays
- Surgeries and medical procedures
- Physical therapy
- Cognitive rehabilitation
- Medical devices
- Back pay and loss of your future earning capacity
- Personal property damages
- Mental anguish
- Loss of mobility or cognitive functioning
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death awards if your loved one suffered a fatal brain injury
Many Accidents That Result in Brain Injuries Are Preventable
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the four most commonly reported causes of traumatic brain injury are:
Negligent property conditions – such as ripped carpeting, cracked sidewalks, and obstructed walkways – can cause falls. Falls also can occur in the workplace due to dangerous conditions, faulty safety equipment, or lack of safety procedures.
Struck By or Against Accidents
This type of TBI occurs when a moving or stationary person or object hits, collides with or crushes an individual. Sports-related TBIs are often caused by the victim being struck. This type of injury also is common in the workplace, especially in fields that use heavy equipment, such as:
Proper safety measures can prevent some of these injuries.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you sustained your injuries in a collision, it could be because of another driver’s negligent actions. You could have sustained your brain injury due to another driver operating their vehicle in any of the following ways:
Assault Due to Negligent Security
If you suffered a brain injury during an assault, you could have a negligent security case against the business or residential property owner where your injuries occurred. Examples of negligent security include:
- Lack of lighting and security cameras
- Lack of security personnel, such as bouncers or doormen
- Faulty locks or intercom systems
Our Brain Injury Lawyers Can Help You Prove Another Party Is Liable
Our attorneys can obtain and review evidence related to your accident. Including:
- Medical records
- Police and accident reports
- Workplace records
- Eyewitness statements
- Expert testimony
- Photographs and/or videos
If the party that caused your injury has applicable liability insurance, such as an automobile insurance policy or business insurance, we could help you file a claim and seek a settlement for your losses. If a claim is not an option or insurance refuses to offer adequate recovery, we could assist you with a lawsuit.
Keep in mind that the statute of limitations binds civil court action. Texas law allows two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Make sure to start on your insurance claim as soon as possible so that you leave time to take legal action if necessary.
You Could Secure a Workers’ Compensation Claim If You Were Injured at Work
If you suffered a brain injury while on the job and your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, you could qualify for benefits. Workers’ compensation covers:
- Your medical expenses
- A portion of your lost wages
- Death benefits when applicable
- Awards for vocational rehabilitation
We cannot estimate the damages you should expect for a brain injury case until we can investigate the severity of your situation.
Things You Need to Know If You Pursue Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation does not cover personal property damages or awards for pain and suffering. Unlike with a liability insurance claim or lawsuit, you do not need to prove your injury is due to negligence. You only have to show your brain injury occurred during your employment.
If you seek workers’ compensation, you cannot sue your employer. However, if your employer does not have insurance or you waive your coverage, you can pursue a lawsuit.
According to Texas law, you must notify your employer of your injury within 30 days of being injured. You have one year from the time you suffered your brain injury to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Our attorneys can help you with this process and represent you during future workers’ compensation hearings and appeals if needed.
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ Is Here to Fight for You
Since its founding in 2002, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ has helped thousands of Texans seek justice. We believe in holding people accountable for their wrongful actions. If someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior caused your brain injury, they should be responsible for your losses. We will work to make sure those at fault aid in your financial recovery.
Our clients have said the following about our services:
- “… Everyone I’ve been in contact with is patient, kind, knowledgeable.” – Ernestina R.
- “… [My lawyer was] very knowledgeable, and helpful every step of the way. Especially when it came to the medical treatment. She kept in touch with all details during the duration of the case…” – Monica C.
- “… [My lawyer] really cares about her clients a lot. I am very satisfied with her customer service and how a great helpful person she is. I highly recommend…” – Angiee V.
Reach Out to Our Representatives to Get Your Brain Injury Case Started
To learn more about how our brain injury lawyers serving Richardson can assist you, call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ at (713) 850-8600. A member of our team can get you started with a free consultation.
You likely have questions about your brain injury case. For instance, if you suffered a work injury, you might wonder whether workers’ compensation benefits are taxable.