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Corpus Christi Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys 

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Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a profound impact on both your physical well-being and personal life. The aftermath of such an injury can leave you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain, especially when it comes to navigating the intricate legal process involved in seeking compensation for your injuries.

At Hilliard Law, we understand the challenges that come with a TBI. During this challenging period, our dedicated team of Corpus Christi traumatic brain injury attorneys is here to offer the legal assistance you require. We are not only legal professionals but also passionate advocates who are fully committed to fighting for justice on your behalf.

Our legal team can guide you through every step of the legal process, helping you understand your rights and options every step of the way. We can work tirelessly to build a strong case for compensation, taking into account the full impact of the injury on your life—physically, emotionally, and financially.

With Hilliard Law by your side, you won't have to face these challenges alone. We're here to offer legal guidance, compassionate support, and fierce representation, all with one goal in mind: securing the fair compensation you deserve. Let us focus on the legal battle so you can focus on your recovery. 

Schedule a free case consultation today by calling (866) 927-3420.

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a form of brain damage caused by a sudden, violent blow or jolt to the head. This abrupt movement can cause the brain to bounce or twist within the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and damaging its cells. TBIs can range from mild (commonly known as a concussion) to severe, potentially leading to long-term complications or death.

Symptoms of a TBI can vary widely depending on the severity of the injury and the area of the brain affected. They may include headaches, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, fatigue, changes in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking.

It's crucial to understand that TBI is not a condition to be taken lightly, as it can have severe impacts on a person's lifestyle, including their ability to work, interact socially, and maintain relationships.

Types of Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can manifest in various forms, each differing in severity and impact on the victim's quality of life. 

Here are some of the most common types:

  • Concussions: Often resulting from a direct blow to the head, concussions are usually mild but can lead to severe complications if not properly addressed.
  • Contusions: These are bruises on the brain caused by an impact. Large contusions may need to be surgically removed.
  • Coup-contrecoup injuries: This occurs when the force of the impact is so great that it causes the brain to slam into the opposite side of the skull, resulting in contusions at both the site of impact and on the opposite side.
  • Diffuse axonal injuries: These are severe injuries that occur when the brain moves less quickly than the skull, causing shearing or tearing of nerve fibers.
  • Penetrating injuries: These occur when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain, causing severe damage.

Common Causes of TBIs

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can result from a broad range of circumstances, each of which presents its unique set of legal considerations. 

Some of the most frequent causes of TBIs include vehicular accidents, where collisions involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians can lead to the brain colliding with the inner skull due to rapid deceleration. Falls, whether from a ladder, down stairs, or slips on icy sidewalks, are also a significant cause of TBIs, especially among older adults and those working at heights. 

Workplace environments, particularly in fields like construction, manufacturing, and warehousing, carry an elevated risk of TBIs due to falls, being struck by objects, or machinery accidents. 

Situations involving violence, such as assaults, domestic violence, and child abuse, are unfortunately common origins of TBIs, with gunshot wounds and blows to the head often resulting in severe brain damage. 

In the realm of sports, high-impact and extreme activities like football, boxing, hockey, and skateboarding are well-known contributors to TBIs. 

Furthermore, active-duty military personnel are at risk for TBIs due to incidents ranging from explosions and falls to gunfire. 

The specific circumstances surrounding the cause of a traumatic brain injury, such as the nature of the accident or incident, the severity of the impact, and the individuals involved, play a crucial role in shaping the development of effective and tailored legal strategies to address the consequences and seek appropriate recourse. 

Despite the variety of TBI causes we have outlined, it is essential to note that this is not an exhaustive list. If the cause of your traumatic brain injury has not been mentioned here, don't be discouraged. There are countless scenarios where TBIs can occur, and we have the knowledge and experience to handle cases arising from a diverse range of circumstances. A definitive evaluation of your case, however, can only be provided after a detailed case consultation. 

Proving Fault in a TBI Case

In the realm of personal injury law, establishing liability is a critical component of building a successful case. For traumatic brain injury cases in Texas, it's necessary to demonstrate that the defendant was at fault for the injury. This typically involves proving negligence, which can be broken down into four key elements: duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages.


To hold the defendant accountable, it is crucial to establish their duty to act (or refrain from acting) towards the plaintiff. For instance, drivers bear the responsibility of adhering to traffic laws and ensuring the safety of fellow road users.

Breach of Duty

Next, it is essential to demonstrate that the defendant violated this obligation. This may encompass proving that a driver exceeded the speed limit, a property owner neglected to ensure a safe environment or a medical practitioner deviated from the recognized standards of care.


Causation, the third element, is crucial. It necessitates demonstrating a direct link between the defendant's breach of duty and your TBI. Typically, medical testimony is required to establish the connection between the defendant's actions (or lack thereof) and the sustained injury.


Finally, it is crucial to present compelling evidence of the damages you have endured due to the traumatic brain injury (TBI). This encompasses a range of factors such as medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, and various other aspects that contribute to the overall impact.

It's worth noting that Texas operates under a modified comparative negligence rule. This means that if a plaintiff is found to be partially responsible for their injury, their recovery can be reduced by their percentage of fault.

Please note that this is a general overview and may not apply to all situations. It's recommended to consult with a legal professional for advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

To schedule a free consultation with a Corpus Christi traumatic brain injury attorney, call (866) 927-3420 or contact us online.

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    Hilliard Law attorneys represented numerous injury victims and the families of those killed in accidents caused by GM’s defective ignition switch and their concealment of safety defects.

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    In May 2013, Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney who obtained a $25 million jury verdict in a premises liability case in Nueces County, Texas. His client, a security guard for a downtown Corpus Christi building, was severely beaten while at work.

We Are Prepared to Fight for You

While the process of seeking compensation for a traumatic brain injury can be complex, the team at Hilliard Law is equipped with the knowledge and resources to dissect each element of negligence in a TBI case meticulously and work to build a compelling argument on your behalf.

At Hilliard Law, we deeply understand and acknowledge the profound impact that a traumatic brain injury can have on an individual's life. We are fully committed to providing the steadfast support and comprehensive legal guidance you deserve at every stage of the legal process. 

If you or a loved one have sustained a traumatic brain injury, we are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation with our Corpus Christi traumatic brain injury attorneys, and let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Together, we can make a difference in your recovery journey. 

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