Texas Personal Injury Attorney Helping Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury
Serious injuries to the head can do more than alter how we move and interact with the world like other injuries do. They can also alter our memories, our personalities, and even our very sense of self. Traumatic brain injuries often require long and costly hospital inpatient treatment, as well as months or years of subsequent rehabilitation, medical treatment, and in-home care. When these brain injuries were the result of someone else’s carelessness or reckless behavior, victims and their families may have a right to compensation through a personal injury claim. For help seeking compensation after a head injury in Texas, contact the knowledgeable and effective personal injury attorneys at the Gilbert Adams Law Offices in Beaumont for a no-cost evaluation of your claim.
Brain injuries range in severity
Over five million Americans are estimated to suffer from disabilities related to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Every year, about 2.5 million people nationwide suffer a form of TBI. These injuries can range from mild to severe TBI. The most common and mildest form of TBI is a concussion. However, as more research on the effects of concussions is published, medical professionals have discovered that the effects may be more extensive and longer-lasting than was previously understood. More severe TBIs include contusions, where a blow to the head causes bleeding on the brain, and diffuse axonal injury resulting from brain tissue being torn in a traumatic accident.
What causes traumatic brain injuries?
Brain injuries can occur to anyone; however, statistics show brain injuries occur most often in teenagers and young adults between the ages of 15 and 24, as well as seniors over age 75. Men are over two times as likely to suffer from a TBI than women. The most common causes of brain injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- On-the-job accidents
- Head trauma from being hit by a blunt object
- Sports injuries
- An incident of violence
An attorney can provide an accurate value of your medical costs and other damages
After a head injury, it can be difficult to know how much the injuries will cost over the lifetime of the victim, not only in past and future medical expense, but also lost earnings and intangible damages. Insurers may make quick settlement offers, telling you and your family that’s the most you could expect to get for your claims. However, this is rarely if ever accurate. Before accepting a settlement offer, it’s critical to get an evaluation of your claims from an objective third party who can help you understand the expenses you’re likely to face over the course of an injury, as well as the damages to which you’re entitled for pain and suffering or loss of support of a spouse. The Gilbert Adams Law Offices can provide a no-cost consultation after a brain injury to help you and your family understand the magnitude of your claims before you agree to what may be a low-value settlement.
Serious and Experienced Texas Personal Injury Attorney for TBI & Head Injuries
For skilled, professional, and dedicated legal help after a Texas TBI or head injury, contact the Beaumont offices of the Gilbert Adams Law Offices for a free consultation at 409-835-3000.