Texas Brain Injury Lawyer
Are you or a family member struggling with a brain injury after an accident in Texas? You may be entitled to recover damages from the responsible party to cover your medical bills, lost wages and even account for your pain and suffering. A Texas brain injury lawyer at Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
With more than four decades of collective experience, we know what it takes to win complex injury cases. Our law firm has already won millions of dollars on behalf of our clients over the years.
How Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C., Can Help If You’ve Sustained a Brain Injury
If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you deserve the opportunity to focus on getting better. But, you also deserve to be compensated if someone else put you in this position. One of the best decisions you can make right now is to hire a Texas personal injury lawyer to seek a financial award on your behalf.
At Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C., we’ve been fighting for brain injury victims in the Lone Star State since 2002. Our founding partner is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, and our award-winning legal team boasts more than 45 years of collective experience. We have the experience, resources, and drive to help you secure the money you need and deserve during this difficult time.
When you turn to us for help after suffering a TBI, expect us to:
- Handle all aspects of your personal injury case from start to finish
- Take care of all negotiations with insurance companies, hospitals, and all other parties
- Help you make the tough decisions, like whether to accept a settlement deal or have our Board Certified trial lawyers bring your case to trial
Contact our law offices to get started with a free consultation. Our team is always standing by to take your call.
Overview of Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any type of injury that affects how the brain works. Most often, brain injuries happen because of some type of trauma or blow to the head.
The brain is composed of several different regions, including:
- Brain stem
When any of these regions are damaged, the victim may experience a broad range of physical and cognitive effects.
As an initial matter, brain injuries fall into two basic categories: open-head injuries and closed-head injuries.
The brain is protected by the bones of the skull, three thin membranes, and a layer of cerebrospinal fluid. Any type of trauma that penetrates those layers of protection is called an open-head brain injury.
Usually, open-head injuries happen because some external object strikes the skull with enough force to penetrate the bone and damage the brain tissue beneath. Open-head injuries can also occur when the head trauma is so severe that the skull itself is fractured.
A closed-head injury damages the brain without any penetration of the brain tissues. The brain can be severely injured by striking the inside of the skull itself. It’s also possible to suffer a closed-head brain injury without experiencing a trauma, such as in situations where the brain is deprived of oxygen for a prolonged period of time.
Types of Brain Injury
Once the TBI is classified as open or closed, it can be further classified according to the type of injury sustained.
At Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C., we handle all types of brain injury cases in Texas, including those involving:
- Diastatic skull fractures
- Depressed skull fractures
- Subdural hematomas
- Edema (swelling of the brain)
- Intracerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain tissue)
- Intraventricular hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain’s ventricles)
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding in the membranes and areas around the brain)
- Diffuse axonal injuries (damage to the neurons in the brain)
- Birth injuries
- Hypoxia (oxygen deprivation)
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) because someone else was careless, please contact our lawyers in Texas for a free case review today.
How Common Are Brain Injuries?
About 1.5 million Americans sustain a brain injury every year. According to the CDC, there were about 61,000 TBI-related deaths in the U.S. in 2019 alone. Millions more are currently living with the long-term consequences of brain damage.
The CDC estimates that about 230,000 people are hospitalized due to TBI-related symptoms each year. Approximately 35% of those survivors will suffer from a long-term disability because of the brain injury.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injuries?
The signs and symptoms of a brain injury will depend upon whether the injury was mild, moderate, or severe. They’ll also depend on the region of the brain that was impacted.
Some of the most common signs and symptoms of brain injuries include:
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of speech
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of consciousness
- Confusion or disorientation
- Unexplained mood swings
- Inability to concentrate
- Memory loss
Some of these symptoms might not always be alarming. However, if you’ve been involved in a car accident, slip and fall, or another type of accident, they could be signs of a much more serious injury. That’s why it’s highly recommended that you seek medical attention right away after any type of traumatic accident.
What are the Long-Term Consequences of Brain Injuries?
Even with prompt medical care, it can be difficult to treat a serious brain injury. Many TBI victims require surgery or long-term rehabilitation.
Even with treatment, some of the long-term consequences of a brain injury include:
- Loss of speech
- Difficulty understanding others
- Memory loss
- Difficulty thinking and reasoning
- Limited mobility
- Vision problems
- Loss of inhibitions
- Changes in mood
- Anxiety, depression, and PTSD
Are you struggling with the long-term consequences of a brain injury? Call our Texas brain injury attorneys at Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. to get the quality legal advice you deserve.
What Causes Most Brain Injuries?
A brain injury can be caused by any type of trauma to the brain. Our Texas personal injury attorneys have been fighting on behalf of brain injury victims for decades.
We handle all types of brain injury cases, including those caused by:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Recreation and sports accidents
- Boating accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Dog bites
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Assault and violence
Are you interested in learning more about your legal options? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Texas brain injury lawyers and schedule a free case review today.
What is My Texas Brain Injury Case Worth?
The lifetime cost of treating a brain injury ranges from about $85,000 to upwards of $3 million. As that range demonstrates, no two brain injuries are precisely alike.
Speaking with an experienced attorney who can evaluate your individual case is the best way to learn how much your personal injury case is worth.
Generally speaking, a number of things will influence the value of your case, including:
- How severe was your injury?
- How was your life disrupted by the injury?
- What types of medical treatment and rehabilitation will you require?
- How did the injury impact your job, career prospects, and education?
- Did you experience any emotional or psychological trauma?
- Was the at-fault party’s liability clearly established?
You’ll also have to identify all available forms of insurance coverage. In Texas, multiple parties can share responsibility for an accident. To get the most out of your settlement, you may need to seek compensation from several different at-fault parties.
At Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C., we work with respected expert witnesses who can help establish the value of your injury claim. Remember, you’ll have to seek compensation for both past and future expenses–and calculating the value of your pain and suffering can be a complicated task.
Our attorneys are up to the challenge. Don’t let the responsible parties get away with paying less than you deserve. You can get help fighting for financial compensation by calling our legal team today.
What Compensation Can I Recover for My Brain Injury in Texas?
Under Texas law, you have the right to file a lawsuit for damages if you were hurt because of someone else’s actions. Personal injury lawsuits give victims the right to recover economic damages, non-economic damages and, in rare cases, punitive damages.
Economic damages represent your financial losses.
Our attorneys will fight to recover compensation to cover your:
- Past and future medical expenses, including ER visits, hospitalization, and medications
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning capacity
- Property damage
Non-economic damages in Texas provide compensation for things like:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Physical impairments
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- And more
Some brain injuries cause too much damage for the body to recover. If you lost a loved one, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover additional damages.
How Long Do I Have to File a Brain Injury Lawsuit in Texas?
The deadline for taking legal action will depend upon how you got hurt. Texas law gives most accident victims two years to file a personal injury lawsuit.
You could have more time if a medical error caused the brain injury. In medical malpractice cases, you’ll have two years from the date of the injury, or a maximum of ten years from the date of the injury if you didn’t discover the damage right away.
Once the statute of limitations expires, insurance companies may stop taking your injury claim seriously and you could lose your right to compensation entirely.
Contact a Texas Brain Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Have you suffered a brain injury in Texas? Our award-winning Texas personal injury lawyers would be happy to help you fight for the full compensation you deserve.
Collectively, our experienced lawyers at Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C., have over 45 years of experience handling complex injury claims in Texas. Our proven track record of success includes millions of dollars in favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients.
You could be facing a long road to recovery if you sustained a serious brain injury. Don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights. Call a Texas brain injury lawyer to schedule a free consultation today.