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Texas Brain Injury Lawyers

Traumatic brain injuries are complex incidents with potentially devastating consequences. These injuries often occur due to unexpected events such as accidents, falls, or sporting mishaps and can drastically alter the lives of victims and their families. 

Hilliard Law advocates for individuals affected by brain injuries. Our team of dedicated attorneys offers legal guidance and assistance to those seeking justice in the aftermath of a brain injury. We stand ready to represent individuals in TBI cases, providing comprehensive legal support every step of the way. It's our mission to navigate the complexities of these cases, offering compassion and understanding while fighting for your rights.

Call (866) 927-3420today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Texas brain injury lawyers.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries 

Brain injuries can happen in various ways, and while it's impossible to predict every scenario that may lead to such an injury, certain factors and events commonly arise in these instances. 

Some of the most frequently observed causes include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: Collisions involving cars, motorcycles, buses, bicycles, and pedestrians often result in traumatic brain injuries due to the impact or sudden changes in acceleration or deceleration.
  • Falls: Whether from a height, such as on construction sites or from ladders, or even simple slips and falls on level surfaces, these incidents can lead to significant brain injuries.
  • Sports-related injuries: High-impact and extreme sports are often to blame, with sports activities contributing to a substantial number of brain injuries each year.
  • Violence: Instances of assault, domestic violence, or child abuse can result in severe brain injuries.
  • Medical malpractice: Errors in medical treatment, improper surgical procedures, or misdiagnosis can also be a cause of brain injury.

It's important to note that this is not an exhaustive list, as brain injuries can occur in other circumstances as well. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury for any reason, seeking legal advice is critical. 

Types of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries encompass a wide range of conditions, each with its own unique set of symptoms, severities, and long-term implications. 

Here is an overview of the most commonly encountered types:

  • Concussion: A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or another injury that jolts the brain inside the skull. While concussions are typically not life-threatening, their effects can be significant.
  • Contusion: A contusion is a bruise (bleeding) on the brain resulting from a direct blow to the head. In some cases, large or severe contusions may require surgical removal.
  • Coup-contrecoup: These injuries occur when the force of an impact causes the brain to collide with the opposite side of the skull, resulting in contusions at both the site of the initial impact (coup) and on the opposite side (contrecoup).
  • Diffuse axonal injury (DAI): This type of brain injury is caused by shaking or strong rotation of the head, such as in cases of whiplash. DAI can lead to unconsciousness or a persistent vegetative state.
  • Penetrating injury: Penetrating brain injuries occur when a foreign object pierces the skull and enters the brain. These injuries are often severe and can be life-threatening.

It is important to remember that every brain injury is unique and affects individuals differently. The impact of brain injuries can vary greatly depending on the type, location, and severity of the injury, as well as the individual's overall health prior to the injury.

Types of Compensation Available in Texas Brain Injury Cases

Victims of brain injuries may be eligible for various forms of monetary compensation. The different types typically reflect the diverse ways in which these injuries can impact an individual's life. 

The categories of compensation could include:

  • Medical expenses: This portion of compensation can cover the costs of medical treatment, therapy, medication, and any necessary medical equipment related to the brain injury.
  • Rehabilitation costs: Brain injuries often require extensive rehabilitation, which may include physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and psychological counseling. These costs may also be factored into a compensation package.
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity: If a brain injury has caused you to miss work or has impaired your ability to work in the future, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and decreased earning potential.
  • Pain and suffering: This aspect of compensation is meant to address the physical pain and mental anguish caused by a brain injury. 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: Brain injuries can significantly impact a person's ability to enjoy life as they once did. This compensation is meant to reflect that loss.
  • Punitive damages: In cases where the party responsible for the injury acted in a particularly reckless or egregious manner, punitive damages may be awarded in addition to compensatory damages. These are intended to punish the offending party and deter similar actions in the future.

It's important to remember that each case is unique, and the compensation available can vary based on the circumstances of the injury, the impact on the victim's life, and other factors. An attorney can help you understand what forms of compensation may be appropriate in your situation.

Statute of Limitations for Brain Injury Cases

In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases, including brain injuries, is generally two years from the date of the injury. However, exceptions may apply in certain scenarios, such as when the injured party was a minor at the time of the incident or if the injury was not discovered until later.

Hilliard Law provides legal guidance and representation individuals affected by TBI. Our team of dedicated attorneys stands ready to represent you in your case, providing comprehensive legal support every step of the way. It's our mission to navigate the complexities of these cases, offering compassion and understanding while advocating for your rights.

To schedule a free case consultation, call (866) 927-3420 or contact us online today.

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Hilliard Law Stands Up for Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury in Texas

At Hilliard Law, we believe in fighting tirelessly for our clients. We understand the devastating consequences such injuries can bring, and we strive to advocate for your rights in a considerate and compassionate manner.

Trust is paramount in our profession, and we are committed to building it through clear communication, transparency, and respect for your journey. We draw upon a depth of experience in handling TBI cases and approach each case with a personalized strategy and thorough preparation. It's not just about legal representation; it's about standing up for victims, giving them a voice, and helping them seek justice.

At Hilliard Law, we are not simply representing you— we are standing with you.

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It’s our mission to hold the powerful accountable for their wrongdoing. Reach out to our team immediately regarding your case to schedule a free attorney consultation today.