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Houston Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

What is a person without a fully functioning brain? If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic injury to your brain, you may wonder if you’ll ever be yourself again. The changes in personality, intellect, temperament, and mental acuity may be seriously limiting your ability to function as you once did, making it all that much more important to get in touch with a Houston traumatic brain injury lawyer who can help you recover losses.. The mental problems may be accompanied by physical and sensory difficulties, adding to the daily challenges you face.

Traumatic brain injuries can be devastating. Many are fatal, while others leave the victim in a persistent vegetative state. But someone who survives and recovers consciousness may never be the same as before. If this has happened to you or someone in your family, and the accident that caused it was the result of someone else’s negligent or deliberate act, you have the right to pursue a monetary recovery for your damages.

Causes and Types of Brain Injuries

Half of all traumatic brain injuries are the result of motor vehicle accidents, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). In the elderly, the most common cause of brain damage is falling. It has recently come to light that professional sports including football, boxing, ice hockey, and professional wrestling are also a cause of significant cumulative brain damage.

Brain injuries range from mild concussions, from which you may seem to recover quickly, to subdural hematomas and the most serious and frequently fatal injuries, diffuse axonal injuries, which often result in death or permanent pervasive dysfunction. The kind of impairment will depend on the part of the brain that was damaged and extent of the injury.

Liability

Many of these injuries occur because of someone else’s negligence, for example a reckless or impaired driver, an owner or operator of poorly maintained premises, and recently, the NFL.  When this can be proved, the responsible party is legally liable to compensate you for your losses.

An experienced brain injury lawyer can advocate on your behalf for a full and fair recovery of enough money to provide for you and your family when you can’t work as before—one that reflects the full extent of your damages, including your physical and mental suffering and the damages to your quality of life. It is important to choose the best legal counsel available, because the amount of present and future damages may be substantial, especially in a catastrophic brain injury.

 

Data from CDC.gov

Recoverable Damages

Losses for which you can claim compensation may include both economic and non-economic damages:

  • Emergency treatment, hospitalization, follow-up medical costs, and projected future medical expenses;
  • Expenses for rehabilitation, including physical and occupational therapy and mental health counseling;
  • Loss of earnings and future earning potential;
  • Cost of long-term personal assistance and care;
  • Cost of transportation, household help, and childcare;
  • Physical pain, suffering, and disability;
  • Cognitive dysfunction;
  • Mental, emotional, and psychological dysfunction;
  • Diminished enjoyment of life.

Legal Advocacy for Victims of Catastrophic Brain Injuries

When you or someone you love has been stricken by a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s wrongdoing, your entire future may be at stake. Depending on the severity of the injury and the treatment required, costs may run into millions of dollars. But for many, the most tragic loss of this type of injury may be the loss of the ability to live independently as a normal, functional, thinking human being.

At the Houston personal injury law firm of Gordon, Elias, & Seely, LLP, in our sixty years of combined legal experience, we have seen the devastation and tragedy that brain injuries heap upon individuals and families. We are deeply committed to justice for anyone who has suffered this type of life-changing injury, and we will fight vigorously and aggressively to ensure that you receive a recovery that will allow you the care and support you need. Call us today.

Call today to arrange a free case analysis and learn how we can help you when your life has been torn apart. Time to make a claim is limited by law, so call today to preserve your legal right to compensation. You will have no upfront expenses and owe nothing at all unless and until you receive your settlement.

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