Texas Brain Injury Lawyer

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Brain injuries are among the most serious injuries a person can sustain. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury, that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a traumatic brain injury. The severity of such an injury may range from "mild," which is defined as a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to "severe," which is defined as an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A traumatic brain injury can result in short- or long-term problems and can impede a person's ability to function independently.

If your brain injury was due to the negligence or breach of duty of a doctor, employer or any other individual or entity, you may be able to file a lawsuit in order to recover damages.

Brain injuries are considered personal injury cases and most attorneys who specialize in brain injury law will take the case on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to provide any payment until after your case is won. The law firm will take care of all the court costs and expenses, and the attorney will not receive fees until the case is concluded successfully and you have been awarded damages.

Damages for injuries such as brain injuries can include lost wage compensation, medical bill compensation, and even compensation for pain and suffering which can include mental or emotional suffering. If your life has been turned upside down by a brain injury, and if your well-being or quality of life has suffered or will suffer permanently, you deserve to pursue compensation from the negligent party.

Most personal injury cases must adhere to a relatively strict statute of limitations, depending on the type of injury and the state in which the injury occurred. In the state of Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury is generally two years. With severe brain injury, however, you may have longer to file the case. Your attorney will advise you.

In the State of Texas, you have to prove that the person who caused the injury was negligent and failed to use reasonable care. You must prove that you have suffered damages, that the other individual failed to carry out the duty that they owed to you, and that this failure caused your injury.

Under a system in Texas called comparative negligence law, if you are more than 50% at fault for your accident, you will not be able to collect any monetary damages.

Although there is nothing that can be done to reverse your brain injury, or its devastating effects on your well-being, the culpable parties involved in your accident can be held accountable. If your brain injury can be determined to have been caused by the negligence of another individual or party, you have a right to know. You also have a right to seek financial compensation for that injury not only for your medical costs and lost wages, but also for any pain or potential long-term effects that stemmed from the brain injury. You can also seek compensation for time lost from work to meet medical appointments and therapy, the cost of hiring anyone to help you, any permanent disability, emotional distress, and any future earning ability due to the injury.

If you, or someone you love, has experienced a traumatic brain injury as a result of another person's negligence, contact a brain injury specialist in the field of personal injury law today.


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