A knock to the head can happen at any time without warning. An estimated 1.5 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur each year in the United States, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Often going undetected initially, a serious TBI does not always mean the skin or skull was broken. However, 50,000 lives are lost annually in the United States to TBIs.
If you or a loved one were injured or killed due to a traumatic brain injury, our team may be able to help you pursue compensation. Get in touch with a Dallas brain injuries lawyer from our law office who can begin working on your case while you recover. Our line is 800-777-7777 and a member of our legal team is standing by to take your call.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Diagnosing or judging the severity of a head injury is tricky. Everyone takes a hit to the head sooner or later in life. The skull is one of the strongest bones in the human body and can endure a tremendous amount of pressure. But the hardness of the skull can work against the soft brain it encases, causing bruising or internal bleeding if an impact occurs.
There are different strategies to diagnose the severity of a traumatic brain injury. If the injury is serious in any way, it is best left to medical professionals, who employ a variety of diagnostic tools such as CT-scans or X-rays.
Per the CDC, early warning signs of a serious TBI can include:
- Personality or mood changes
- Light sensitivity
- Slurred speech
- Changes in emotional patterns
- Nervousness or anxiety
- One pupil that is larger than the other
- Confusion or agitation
Any of these symptoms could be a sign of a more serious health risk that needs immediate attention. While mild symptoms may not normally be enough to warrant a doctor visit, the brain is a uniquely sensitive bodily organ. Thus, our office recommends a doctor’s appointment even if mild TBI symptoms appear after an accident.
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Common Causes of a Head Injury Resulting in a TBI
Head injuries happen to people in all walks of life, but disproportionately affect children and the elderly. People receive head injuries during such activities as:
- Driving or riding in a motor vehicle or bicycle
- Walking on a sidewalk
- Working on a construction site
- Warehouse operations labor
- Playing recreational sports
- Slipping in the shower
Whether your head was injured in one of the above ways or another manner, Loncar Lyon Jenkins is ready to analyze your case and see whether we can help you pursue financial compensation for your suffering. Call us today at 800-777-7777 to learn more.
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How a Dallas Brain Injuries Lawyer Could Help You
Our brain injury attorneys are familiar with Texas law, and we know the court system. Our team can help you understand early on whether you have a valid case, and we do not charge up-front to pursue our clients’ rights.
Affordability and Congeniality
The only fees we accept are a part of the settlement or judgment you win. If you do not receive compensation, neither do we. This structure helps you understand early that we are on the same side. We cannot accept every inquiry we receive, but if we do accept your case, rest assured that our Dallas brain injuries lawyer will fight to the fullest extent the law for your best interests.
Confidentiality and Privacy
If we accept your case, our communication would be protected by attorney client privilege. Texas law prohibits your attorney from sharing privileged information with outside sources. You can rest assured that what you tell us is confidential and will be used in furtherance of your best interests.
Per Texas Transportation Code §16.003(a), injured people only have two years to sue, at most. After this time, there may be no legal avenue for compensation.
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Understanding Liability in a Brain Injury Accident
Due to the wide range of possible causes of a brain injury, there are also a wide range of potentially liable parties. Responsible parties for TBIs may include:
- Real property owners
- Vehicle owners
- Vehicle drivers
- Construction companies
- Trucking companies
- Heavy equipment operators
Texas is a comparative liability state, meaning parties can still collect damages if they are found to be partially at fault for the injury or injuries. If you are found to be 50% at fault or less, you stand to gain financially from a successful personal injury lawsuit. There are different levels of negligence or liability for different violations.
Collecting Evidence to Strengthen Your Head Injury Claim
Evidence may have been collected by police at the scene of your accident if you were injured in a roadway collision. However, there is usually additional evidence that officers may not have collected that could strengthen your case, such as:
- Security camera from nearby establishments
- Skid marks
- Shatter patterns of glass or debris
- Vehicle damage photos
- Personal injury photos
Data such as the above can be used to reconstruct events and prove what happened, regardless of what people argue or say. If someone hurt you and were responsible for your brain injury, they may try to hurt you again financially and try to avoid responsibility. This stressful disagreement of opinion can lead to a lawsuit that our accident lawyers can file on your behalf while you recover medically.
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Contact the Office of a Brain Injury Attorney for Help with Your Case Today
Health should always be a person’s priority. Our clients can focus fully on their health, while we fight for their rights in court. Many people are not aware that they can have a lawyer pursue their personal injury claims at no cost out-of-pocket.
Our goal is to help you recover compensation from your personal injuries, so you can get back to living the lifestyle you love. Call in the Strong Arm at Loncar Lyon Jenkins today to get started at 800-777-7777.