Suffering a brain injury can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. Unfortunately, many brain injuries are preventable and are caused by others’ negligence. If you’ve become injured, you may not be able to participate in your usual activities, including work. You may be experiencing ongoing discomfort, pain, and other symptoms while dealing with doctor’s appointments and medical bills.
Discuss Your Case with a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston
When someone else is responsible for the accident that resulted in your brain injury, you shouldn’t have to face the financial repercussions alone. Working with the experienced personal injury attorneys at Ceja Law Firm PLLC, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We have decades of experience representing individuals in complex personal injury cases. Contact Ceja Law Firm PLLC today to schedule your free initial consultation.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
There are many different types of brain injuries, ranging from relatively minor concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Brain injuries can be caused by many different accidents, ranging from car accidents to slip and fall accidents. Some head injuries happen when an object penetrates the brain and skull, causing bleeding, disrupted oxygen supplies, and other immediate side effects. Other injuries are caused by a significant amount of force to the head, such as a car accident.
When a person’s head is bumped, struck, jolted, or hit, the resulting injury can be diagnosed as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) when the injury impedes the operating function of the brain. TBI cases range from mild to severe. Mild TBI cases can include brief changes in a person’s consciousness or mental state. Severe TBIs can cause permanent motor impairment, altered personality, and other types of long-lasting dysfunction.
Concussions are a type of mild traumatic brain injury. Medical experts have begun taking concussions more seriously in recent years. Some patients who’ve suffered concussions experience symptoms that can last for a year or longer, requiring ongoing medical symptoms. Whether you’ve experienced a mild or severe TBI, it’s essential that you discuss your case with an attorney and learn about your legal options.
Brain Injury Symptoms
Even brain injury is unique, and each patient must cope with a unique set of symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms include the following:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Persistent, strong headaches
- Loss of consciousness for any time period
- Sensitivity to light or blurred vision
- Loss of coordination and balance
- Sensitivity to sounds or ringing in the ears
- Difficulty with talking and slurred speech
- Loss of memory (amnesia)
- Ongoing fatigue
- Difficulties with thinking clearly or concentration
- Changes in behavior, including anxiety and depression
If you have been in an accident and have experienced any of these symptoms, it’s important that you seek medical help as soon as possible. A doctor will be able to ask you questions and assess the full extent of your potential brain injury based on a series of diagnostic tests, including an X-ray, CT, and MRI scan results.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Accidental or intentional blows to the head can cause devastating injuries. Falls are the most frequent cause of traumatic brain injuries in the United States. Falling out of bed, slip and fall injuries, and falls from heights in construction accidents can all result in traumatic brain injuries. Motor vehicle accidents are another leading cause of TBIs.
Accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and trucks cause a significant portion of brain injuries every year. Being struck by or against an object, typically while in a sporting event, can cause traumatic brain injuries. Finally, acts of violence, including domestic violence and gunshot wounds, can all result in brain injuries.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering what your potential legal claim is worth. The amount that you can recover with an insurance company or through a personal injury lawsuit depends on many different factors. In order to successfully obtain compensation, you’ll need to show that the at-fault party’s negligence or intentional behavior caused the accident that resulted in your brain injury.
At Ceja Law Firm PLLC, we will carefully evaluate the facts in your case and estimate how much your claim is worth. In many cases, working with a financial expert to determine the full value of your past, current, and future damages can be helpful.
Types of Compensation Available
Personal injury plaintiffs can recover compensation for their past and future medical expenses. Medical expenses make up the bulk of their settlements for many plaintiffs, especially due to the high costs associated with treating brain injuries. We will evaluate your medical bills and records to determine the cost of your medical care and all of the treatment you will need in the future.
You should also be fully compensated for any wages and fringe benefits you’ve lost while recovering from your brain injury. If you are now unable to work, or your earning capacity has been diminished, we can help you recover your lost earnings. In addition to these economic damages, you can see compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve entered and a lack of intimacy and companionship with your spouse. If the person or company who caused your injuries acted willfully or recklessly, you might be entitled to additional punitive damages.
Contact a Houston Brain Injury Attorney
The personal injury attorneys at Ceja Law Firm PLLC are passionate about helping those who suffered brain injuries due to the negligence of others. We care about our clients and their families and work hard to improve their lives by seeking total and fair compensation. If you or your loved one have suffered a brain injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation and learn more about your legal options. You will pay no fees or costs unless we obtain a recovery for you.