Texas Brain Injury Lawyers
The brain is the most important organ in the body, controlling multiple functions—everything from our breathing and motor skills to our vision, thoughts, and emotions. It even regulates our body temperature. And a healthy brain is vital to a person’s optimal quality of life.
When someone experiences an injury to the brain like a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts its function, it is called a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. These injuries can run the spectrum of minimal damage to seriously life altering. In fact, Brain Injury Association of America, the nation’s oldest advocacy organization to study brain injuries, estimates that more than 144,000 Texans sustain a TBI every year, and 2% of the state’s population lives with a TBI-related disability.
If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may be eligible to seek compensation. Our compassionate and knowledgeable lawyers at The Button Law Firm are ready to advocate for you and your family anywhere in Texas. We will hold the negligent parties accountable to get justice and assist with your medical and other expenses. Give us a call at 214-699-4409 or submit a contact form here for a free consultation.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain injuries occur more often than you think. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the most common causes of TBIs for adults are:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motor vehicle crashes like severe car, truck, and motorcycle wrecks
- Blunt trauma from being struck by and object or against one
- Physical assaults or acts of violence
In children, brain injuries are most frequently caused by:
- Falls from stairs, bicycles, and scooters
- Hits to the head from playing sports like baseball or soccer
- Car accidents (As you can imagine, a child’s body is small and fragile; harsh impacts to their developing brains in auto accidents are the leading cause of TBI-related deaths, according to the NIH.)
- Daycare workers roughly shaking a baby
Brain injuries can also be suffered from hitting your head in a boating accident when a driver is recklessly speeding, or as a result of medical malpractice (instances of preventable medical or dental errors). Kids who are not supervised properly at a daycare or school can experience a brain injury after suffocating on a toy or even being left in a hot van or car.
You may file a claim for your traumatic brain injury to seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages from missing work while seeking medical treatment and healing
- Future expenses to manage injuries
Sadly, nearly 65,000 people died in 2020 from a traumatic brain injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If the unspeakable happens to your family, our attorneys will fight to help your family get justice and compensation to cover:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses incurred prior to a family member passing away
- Other unexpected costly fees
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Unlike most injuries to the body, brain injuries are not always immediately apparent. They will manifest in other ways based on how hard the head was hit. If you or a loved one hit your head, here are the common symptoms of TBIs to watch out for:
- Blurred vision
- Convulsions or seizures
- Numbness or tingling of arms and legs
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Slurred speech
- Trouble concentrating or memory lapse
Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of these symptoms. While there is no cure for a TBI, medical treatments can help your short- and long-term recovery.
How to Prevent a Traumatic Brain Injury
Like most injuries, brain injuries can be prevented with simple, proactive measures, including:
- Wearing a seatbelt in the car to protect your head and save your life in the event of a car accident
- Arranging for a sober driver when you drink to prevent being responsible for a car accident
- Wearing a helmet when riding a motorcycle, bicycle, or scooter to minimize the impact if you hit your head
- Wearing appropriate safety gear when playing a sport that has potential to knock your head
- Modify areas of your home or, if a business owner, post safety signage or conduct a safety review to minimize the potential for dangerous falls
- Properly supervise young children to ensure age-appropriate toys are within their reach
- Safety proof hard edges or surfaces of a home and daycare to avoid children hitting their heads
While accidents can still happen, these small steps can protect a person’s head and save a life or reduce the impact on someone’s quality of life if an injury is sustained.
How The Button Law Firm’s Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help
We understand the toll that a traumatic brain injury can take on a person and their family. When a TBI is caused by a preventable action, you may be able to file a claim to hold the responsible person or company accountable. In Texas, the time limit for filing a lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident that caused your traumatic brain injury. The legal team at The Button Law Firm is here to listen and help guide you and your family on the best path forward. We have lawyers in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, so give us a call at 214-699-4409 or submit a contact form here for a free consultation.
Additional Helpful Brain Injury Resources
Resources to help brain injury victims and their families include:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Government agency that provides statistics, health care information, and the latest news regarding traumatic brain injuries to help patients and their families
- Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: Research-focused organization aimed at understanding human development to enhance the lives of children and adolescents, and optimize abilities for all
- Brain Injury Association of America: The country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization aims to raise awareness, fund research, develop treatment, and educate the public to improve the quality of life for people affected by brain injuries
Frequently Asked Questions About Helping You with a Brain Injury Claim
Is there a time limit to file a claim?
People who have experienced brain injuries following a serious accident have two years to file a claim. There are some exceptions to this time limit, so contact our team of experts today at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form, and we can determine how the legal statutes impact your case.
How much does it cost to file a claim?
At The Button Law Firm, we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. We work on contingency. This way, you can focus on healing while we focus on advocating and fighting for you. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form to get started.
Who do you represent?
We advocate for adults and children in Texas who have experienced a brain injury following an accident. With offices in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are ready to help you and your family anywhere in the Lone Star State.
How can I file a claim?
Simply contact our team by calling 214-699-4409 or filling out a contact form, and we can determine the best way to help you.
Why should I work with The Button Law Firm?
We are dedicated to fighting for adults and children with brain injuries. Our team is ready to listen to you, advocate for you, and help you hold negligent parties accountable. See what our past clients say about working with us to handle their legal matters.