The types of accidents most likely to cause a severe head or brain injury in Texas include motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, physical assaults, medical malpractice, and defective drugs.
If you or a loved one suffered a head or brain injury due to the negligence or careless actions of another party, contact D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at 713-850-8600.
Common Types of Head or Brain Injury Accidents
There is a wide range of accidents that can result in head or brain trauma. Some of these accidents include:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can result in brain injuries which require extensive treatment including hospitalization, physical therapy, psychiatric evaluations, and medication. For some, a motor vehicle accident can cause permanent brain damage or disability.
Motor vehicle accidents can cause the following:
- Cranial damage
- Cognitive or physical impairment
Slips and Falls
Falls may cause serious head or brain injuries ranging from mild concussions to life-altering physical conditions. Common symptoms of a slip and fall accident that led to a head trauma include:
- Brief loss of consciousness
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
If you hit your head during a slip and fall, contact your doctor immediately.
A sharp blow from a physical assault can damage the cranium, tear brain tissue, or lead to hemorrhaging. Lasting effects may include loss of quality of life, loss of consortium, inability to work, or emotional distress.
Symptoms of a head or brain trauma from physical assault may include:
- Poor balance, vision, or coordination
- Chronic pain, headaches, or epilepsy
- Impaired cognition, memory, or the ability to learn
- Changes in behavior, personality, or mood
- Communication problems
Head or brain injuries can occur in healthcare settings due to medical errors or negligence. For example, if doctors fail to detect a blood clot to the brain, it could result in a stroke that causes brain damage.
Some other factors may contribute to a brain injury may include:
- Misdiagnosis of a medical condition
- Surgical errors
- Infection in the head or brain
- Anoxia (a lack of oxygen to the brain)
- Birth trauma to babies
- Poor sanitary practices
Many of the same symptoms that occur in other brain injuries are also present in traumas caused by medical malpractice such as sensory loss, cognitive impairment, or paralysis.
Traumatic brain injuries in the workplace can be financially, physically, and psychologically devastating to victims. The long-term costs of medical care, rehab, and lost wages can impact the employee and their family. A TBI can also impact a person’s quality of life and ability to function.
Falling objects, slips and falls, or a forceful jolt to the head can cause the soft tissue of the brain to hit against the skull. This impact can cause the brain to bruise, bleed, or swell. Whether the worker is suffering from a mild concussion or severe brain trauma, it is crucial to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Some symptoms of head or brain traumas in the workplace include:
- Tingling in the muscles
- Trouble following directions
- Inability to stay on task at work
- Poor vision
Workers who are experiencing any of these symptoms after being involved in a workplace accident should contact their employer and seek medical attention right away.
Consult a Traumatic Head or Brain Injury Lawyer in Texas
If you suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, you may be eligible to file a claim and recover damages. The law offices of D. Miller & Associates, PLLC provide legal assistance to victims of head and brain injuries in Texas.
To schedule a free case evaluation, call us at 713-850-8600.