Negligence is often a contributing factor that results in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This catastrophic injury can lead to permanent physical and cognitive impairment, coma, or loss of life.
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury because of someone’s careless act, you could recover damages for the cost of medical care, lost pay, and other losses.
According to Texas Law, Texas has a two-year limit on filing a personal injury lawsuit. Please call today for a free case evaluation. A member of our team is ready to meet with you at our office, your home, or the hospital.
Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600.
How a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help You
Traumatic brain injuries are often the result of someone’s careless act or failure to act; we encourage you to consult a lawyer who accepts these kinds of cases. A traumatic brain injury victim must often spend extensive time relearning basic life skills, such as walking and talking. They may be permanently disabled and unable to care for themselves.
Few families are prepared for those physical and emotional challenges, let alone the process of seeking financial recovery from the liable party.
A traumatic brain injury lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can take care of the many tasks associated with recovering damages from the liable party’s insurance company, including:
- Establishing that the other party did not take reasonable measures to prevent the accident, injury, or illness that caused the traumatic brain injury
- Determining how this injury affects your physical, emotional, and financial well-being
- Evaluating your claim, including noneconomic losses such as pain and suffering
The sooner you call, the sooner we can evaluate your case at no cost or obligation. Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600 for more information.
What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries
Aside from intentional self-harm, traumatic brain injuries are most often associated with the following incidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Car accidents
- Other motor vehicle accidents such as motorcycle, bicycle, bus, pedestrian, and truck accidents
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Falling objects
- Acts of violence
- Workplace, industrial, and construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Sports and recreation accidents
Many traumatic brain injuries end tragically with a loss of life. Our lawyers can help surviving family members with recovery in a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.
Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Devastating for Victims and Families
There are steep costs associated with brain injury recovery. More than 5.3 million children and adults in America are permanently disabled because of a traumatic brain injury. According to the Mayo Clinic, other long-term consequences from a traumatic brain injury include:
- Persistent headaches
- Vertigo, dizziness, or poor balance
- Cognitive impairments that affect thinking and decision-making skills
- Loss of short term or long-term memory
- Communication and language problems
- Poor vision or blindness
- Physical impairment including paralysis or weakness
Sometimes a traumatic brain injury can dramatically alter a person’s behavior. They may become angry and lash out at loved ones, both verbally and physically. These unfortunate changes are difficult for families.
Enormous Financial Burdens from Traumatic Brain Injuries
Lifecare and medical treatment for a traumatic brain injury can cost as much as $3 million over the lifetime of the patient, according to Northwestern University.
A traumatic brain injury lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can pursue recovery to ease this financial strain. There are other losses associated with this type of injury, including lost income and benefits, if the victim is a primary breadwinner for the family.
We welcome the chance to see if we can help you and your family. Call our firm today for a free case evaluation: (713) 850-8600.
How We Seek Recovery for a Traumatic Brain Injury
Our team will examine the specifics of your injury to prove liability. Certain factors need to be considered to recover damages, including:
- Establishing that the other party owed you a duty of care
- Showing that this duty of care was breached through negligence or carelessness
- Proving that this negligent action caused your injury
- Presenting the damages in the form of medical bills, property damage, and other legal damages
A lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will collect evidence that establishes liability and shows how the other party did not take reasonable and prudent measures to prevent you from harm.
Types of Damages That You Could Potentially Recover
Our lawyers will evaluate your damages and pursue recovery. The most common types of damages in a traumatic brain injury case include:
- Medical treatment (past and future)
- Lifecare expenses including domestic and personal care
- Lost income
- Diminished earning ability
- Scarring or other disfigurements
- Therapy and counseling
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium or companionship
A traumatic brain injury lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will, in most instances, file an insurance claim before filing a lawsuit. Many of these cases can be settled out of court. We take care of all the details in the filing, managing, and negotiating of an insurance claim.
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone’s negligence, call for a free case evaluation at (713) 850-8600.
Know the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The Mayo Clinic recommends that you get medical care after any jolt, bump, or trauma to the head. The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may include:
- Any loss of consciousness, even if it is only a few seconds
- Dizziness or balance problems
- Vomiting or nausea
- Slurred speech or difficulty forming words
- Ringing in the ears
A concussion is a common type of traumatic brain injury that requires immediate medical attention and is often overlooked.
Call a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Serving Dallas
You deserve to know your legal options if someone injured you or a family member.
Call (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation.