If you or your loved one are involved in a serious accident, you may suffer all sorts of injuries. One of the most serious types of injuries is a brain injury. Not only will you suffer physically, but your entire life may change. These injuries can leave you permanently disabled. Of course, this all depends on how serious the injury is. Regardless of how it happened, you should talk to an experienced Dallas brain injury lawyer at TorkLaw as soon as possible after your accident.
Our attorneys have decades of combined experience handling cases just like this. We know how difficult life can become after sustaining this sort of injury. That’s why we work so hard to get you and your family justice. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Here, we’ll discuss exactly what a brain injury is. We’ll also talk about some of the most common causes of a brain injury. This way, you can have a better understanding of what you and your family are up against. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call and schedule your free, initial consultation.
Common Types of Brain Injuries
There are some people who suffer minor injuries in their accident. They walk away with a few bumps and bruises. The problem is that some people don’t even realize they’re hurt until it’s too late. You could suffer any number of internal injuries, including a brain injury. One of the most serious types of brain injuries is a traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
Some of the signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include the following:
- Dizziness and inability to focus
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Insomnia and inability to sleep through the night
- Lack of motor coordination
If you believe you’re experiencing any of these things, you should get to the hospital right away. In fact, we recommend that you go to the hospital after any sort of accident. You can’t trust that you’re fine. There’s no way to know for sure, even if you’re a doctor. Brain injuries aren’t visible. And the signs and symptoms may not show up for hours or days after your accident. By then, the damage may already be done. If left untreated, these injuries can prove very dangerous, even fatal.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries in Dallas
You can sustain a TBI in any sort of accident. However, this type of injury is caused by sustaining a serious blow to the head. These injuries are more common in accidents involving some sort of impact. Some of most common causes of a brain injury include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall
- Workplace accidents
- Truck accidents
When you go to the hospital, they’ll check to see if you have any internal injuries, including a brain injury. They’ll run the necessary medical tests, including:
- Neurological exam
- Physical exam
- CT scan
Some people make the mistake of waiting to go to the hospital until their pain is extreme. You don’t want to do this. You have no idea how serious your injuries are. Let a doctor examine you and make sure you get the treatment that you need.
Understanding The Impact a Brain Injury Can Have
When you break a leg or sprain something, you typically heal within a few weeks or months. You get surgery or go to physical therapy and things get better. When it comes to a brain injury, that isn’t always the case. You may never fully recover from a TBI. That’s why your Dallas brain injury lawyer is going to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Depending on the sort of work you did before the accident, you may not be able to work again. Or, you may end up doing a totally different kind of job. This can significantly imapct your income. You may earn a lot less than you did before the accident. If this is the case, your attorney is going to demand that you be compensated for the difference in this income.
You may also end up being permanently disabled after your brain injury. You could end up in a wheelchair. Or, you may never be able to enjoy the things you enjoyed before the accident. You deserve to be compensated for this. Some of this will come in the form of pain and suffering. But you may also need to demand other types of damages.
Damages You Can Collect for a Brain Injury
The whole reason you hire one of our Dallas brain injury lawyers is so that you can be compensated for your injuries. Our team will review your case and determine how much your case is worth. Then, we’ll go to the defendant’s insurance company or lawyer and try to negotiate a settlement. Nobody wants to go to trial. In fact, believe it or not, more than 95% of all personal injury suits do settle.
As part of settlement negotiations, our attorneys will demand a variety of types of damages. If you sustain a serious brain injury in your accident, your Dallas brain injury lawyer at TorkLaw will demand the following:
- Medical bills
- Future medical care
- Pain and suffering
- Lost future income
- Lost wages
- Property Damage
Settling Your Dallas Brain Injury Case
If you or your loved one sustain a brain injury in an accident, you may be entitled to damages. Since every case is different, we suggest that you call our office as soon as possible to review your case. Talk to a Dallas brain injury lawyer and tell them what happened. We can give you an idea of what to expect. We can also let you know what we think your case may be worth. The consultation is free, and you don’t pay anything until your case is resolved.