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Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you know has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of an accident, you may be aware of the long-term consequences. It’s not easy to live with a TBI. As a TBI accident victim, you may have trouble performing basic bodily functions or even maintaining relationships with family and friends. A TBI makes it difficult to work, go back to your regular routine, and have a long and active life.
Following a TBI, your future may be determined by the therapy you receive and your ability to pay for the care you require. As such, you are entitled to full compensation for your injuries and suffering.
An experienced brain injury lawyer at Texas Personal Injury Lawyers can help you through this difficult time. Our brain injury lawyers understand that every brain damage case is unique. From the beginning, we give your case personalized attention. We collaborate with your medical team and specialists to figure out how your brain injuries impact your life – as well as your future. You will receive the money you require to continue in your life after a brain injury when you select our law firm.
Contact our Brain Injury Attorneys at Texas Personal Injury Lawyers for a free case evaluation.
Insurers May Claim You Don’t Have A Traumatic Brain Injury
Insurance adjusters frequently argue that the medical testing was unable to prove a TBI with certainty. Our attorneys swiftly refute this insurance adjuster-driven misconception. We understand that despite the progress made in the past two decades in diagnostic testing, microscopic abnormalities in the brain and neuron damage are frequently missed on an MRI.
When diagnosing traumatic brain injury (TBI), neurologists will use the patient’s medical history and clinical symptoms to pinpoint the diagnosis. In fact, while an MRI is usually negative, cognitive or functional deficits may be detected during neurological or neuropsychological testing.
We employ neurologists to provide evidence of your brain injury even when MRIs and other diagnostic testing are inconclusive.
Insurers May Claim Your TBI Is Minor
Adjusters and insurance defense lawyers frequently try to minimize the amount of a brain injury by claiming that it is minor and that you will recover quickly. Minor and subtle symptoms of brain damage include memory problems. However, roughly 10-15% of mild TBI patients do not recover after a year. Many are more afflicted than they were immediately following the accident. Some people have persistent headaches, neck discomfort, or dizziness as a result of their injuries.
The insurance adjustor’s tactic of implying that you are capable of causing your own condition raises serious questions. Even minor brain injuries can result in significant and long-term suffering. We’ve seen firsthand the tremendous disabilities experienced by TBI survivors following low-impact incidents.
Our brain injury attorneys can assist you with the filing of required claims or lawsuits against insurance companies, as well as fight their attempts to wring money from you. We make sure that all brain injury sufferers are properly compensated for the many losses they incur.
Types Of Traumatic Brain Injuries
There are several sorts of traumatic brain injuries that may be compensated for.
Concussions are the most frequent type of brain damage, whether they are closed or open head injuries. They’re generally caused by blows to the head, violent shaking of the head, or whiplash-type motions. A concussion may easily lead to the post-concussive syndrome, which is a severe condition that can persist for months and even years.
The ICD-10 code for a concussion is K93.5, and the related diagnosis is known as MTBI (mild traumatic brain injury).
Following a head injury, you may notice the following signs of post-concussion syndrome:
- difficulty sleeping
- inability to concentrate
- memory loss
A blow to the head may cause a concussion, which must be treated as soon as possible. A concussion need not be overlooked, and it should receive immediate medical care. Post-concussion syndrome can significantly compromise your capacity to do activities and might impair your job performance. We frequently encounter attorneys and physicians who choose to focus on the more apparent orthopedic injuries ignoring or disregarding concussions, when they occur.
After a short to the extended period of time, most persons who have concussions will recover without medical intervention. Neurologists are frequently needed in the examination and treatment of minor mental health and cognitive difficulties after a concussion.
The patient’s history of head trauma, physical and neurological examination findings, and perhaps other diagnostic tests to exclude the presence of a more serious brain injury are used to establish the diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome. The risk of developing post-concussive syndrome is greater in individuals who are older and have a history of prior concussions.
What If You Suffer A Second Concussion?
If a new concussion occurs before the symptoms from the previous one have subsided; second impact syndrome (SIS) can occur. Second impact syndrome is characterized by rapid brain swelling, which has been known to be fatal. Even a minor concussion can lead to secondary impact syndrome. Secondary impact syndrome is frequently fatal and will result in a debilitating illness at the very least.
Repeated concussions can have long-term consequences on the body. Football players and other athletes are frequently struck by multiple concussions throughout their careers. Devastating sadness has resulted from these repeated injuries, which have led to dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and severe depression.
A contusion is a bruise to the brain tissue caused by an impact on the head, resulting in major bruising or bleeding of the brain. A cerebral contusion is defined as a bruise to brain tissue. Surgical intervention may be required for large contusions. It is also important to note that a cerebral contusion can be caused by blood vessel ruptures and microhemorrhages. Contusions are generally found in the cortical tissue surrounding the impact site.
Contusions with edema (swelling) are often treated via surgery to decrease intracranial pressure, which can be deadly or result in permanent brain damage. The location (sphere of the brain) of the pathology and obviously the severity of such influence contusion-related symptoms. The swelling is generally greatest at five to six days after the injury in mild to severe contusions. This is due to brain tissue edema surrounding the impact site. The contusion also causes toxins to be released, which enhances inflammation.
Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injuries
The two cerebral hemispheres are connected by a band of white matter, the falx. When there is a contusion on both sides of the brain, it’s called coup-contrecoup. The first contusion occurs as a result of the initial impact on the head. The skull is hit with such force that the brain comes into violent contact with it. A coup injury takes place beneath the impact site. On the side directly opposite the collision, a contrecoup injury occurs. Both sides of the brain are harmed in coup-contrecoup head trauma.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury
Diffuse Axonal Injury occurs when the brain lags behind the movement of the skull, thus tearing parts of the brain. This is often a result of an intense shaking or twisting of the head, such as a car accident. A diffuse axonal injury to the brain can cause severe problems and even death.
Diffuse axonal injury is caused by shearing forces such as an acceleration-deceleration mechanism of injury akin to whiplash. This occurs when the head moves forward in a rapid manner (acceleration) and then backward or a sudden stop (deceleration). Individuals with diffuse axonal injury typically lose consciousness at the time of trauma. The back and forth movement of the brain disrupts the nerve cells and inhibits the ability of the cells to transmit messages.
- Penetrating Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the matter is forced from the skull into the brain. It’s caused by a gunshot wound, stabbing injury, or any other sharp object. These sorts of brain injuries are frequently deadly.
- Hematoma or Blood Clot in the Brain
A collection of blood or a distinct swelling between the skull and the brain. The edema or accumulation of blood occurs in certain cases within the brain.
Damage Inflicted By Traumatic Brain Injuries
Those that suffer traumatic brain injuries are at risk of suffering significant harm. Even in the event of a relatively mild traumatic brain injury, there is a good possibility that it will cause permanent damage. The brain is a highly complicated organ that we still don’t fully comprehend, therefore the options for treating damage to it are rather limited. Traumatic brain injuries can damage the brain in a variety of ways, and their effects are not limited to physical and tangible functions. This makes traumatic brain injuries stand out from other types of head trauma.
The economic damages that traumatic brain injuries cause is frequently severe, owing to the fact that they are often permanent and/or debilitating. Medical expenditures are among the most common economic damages suffered by individuals. The cost of comprehensive rehabilitation for a traumatic brain injury may be enormous, especially when you consider the potential treatments and therapies that extend beyond just physical therapy. Add in recurring expenditures like prescription medicines, treatment, and checkups, and costs can quickly spiral out of control. There are also all of the lost earnings from time off work. In fact, many individuals lose their jobs or professions entirely due to the consequences of a traumatic brain injury, which can have severe financial repercussions.
When someone has a traumatic brain injury, they may experience a tremendous amount of agony as well as a variety of less tangible losses that do not have an easily calculable dollar value, such as economic damages. These non-economic harms may still be crucial to claim in a traumatic brain injury case. Loss of companionship, mental anguish, psychological injuries such as depression, pain and suffering are all examples of non-economic damages that occur frequently in traumatic brain injury claims.
Contact Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Today
We are trauma brain injury attorneys, and we are constantly up to date on the newest techniques and tests for TBIs. When it comes to dealing with TBI, we will make sure you receive the best care and therapy available.
At Texas Personal Injury Lawyers, we frequently deal with insurance adjusters, insurance defense attorneys, and even doctors who are unfamiliar with TBI and the relationship between a possible closed head injury and whiplash. The head hitting an object is often assumed to cause brain trauma, although this isn’t always the case. It’s critical to hire a TBI injury lawyer who is up to date on TBI research as well as current medical technology.
Our accident attorneys have significant courtroom experience dealing with insurance companies and defense lawyers’ methods of defending claims. We have clients who have suffered a significant brain injury and did not suffer any impact to the head or even lose consciousness. In this scenario, an insurance carrier would attempt to belittle an injury. We will not allow someone who has been hurt badly to be defamed.
Please contact immediately Texas Personal Injury Lawyers in case you have suffered a traumatic brain injury for a free case evaluation. Call us at (888) 997-2148 right away. We take cases on a contingency fee basis and there are no costs unless we win, and the consultation is completely free.