Traumatic Brain Injuries can be devastating to the injured individuals and their families. A TBI-traumatic brain injury can involve varying degrees of damage to the body and frequently they require ongoing medical treatment and victims may require long term care. If you, a family member, or someone you love has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another, a Texas brain injury lawyer at Herbert & McClelland LLP can evaluate your case and help you recover the compensation you deserve. With offices in Houston and San Antonio, Herbert & McClelland LLP handles personal injury cases throughout Texas involving traumatic brain injuries. Whether you live in Dallas, Austin, or anywhere else in Texas and we may be able to help you.
A Traumatic Brain Injury occurs when the brain is injured by a sudden force or trauma that causes the brain to tear, bruise, or swell. An Anoxic Brain Injury occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen. Each year thousands of people suffer traumatic and anoxic brain injuries.
Most Traumatic Brain Injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence and are typically the result of:
- Slip & Falls (for people ages 65 and over); and
- Motor Vehicle Collisions (for people ages 64 and under).
Many anoxic brain injuries are suffered by infants as the result of medical negligence such as:
- improper delivery of malpresented fetus (breech, transverse);
- umbilical cord injuries-compression, prolapsed cord, entangled or knotted cord, cord wrapped around the neck or other body part;
- prolonged or arrested labor;
- baby stuck in birth canal for excessive time;
- delay or denial of a caesarian-section; and
- failure to properly and timely resuscitate the baby.
Almost 1/4 of the individuals who suffer a traumatic or anoxic brain injury die. Many end up in a coma or other vegetative state. Most others suffer permanent irreversible brain damage and experience some type of long-term disabling effect, such as:
- Memory loss;
- Impaired communication, language, and perceptual skills;
- Impaired balance, coordination, and fine motor skills;
- Diminished strength and endurance; and
- Psychological disorders.
Individuals who have suffered traumatic or anoxic brain injuries at the hands of others may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of future earning capacity;
- Past and future physical pain, suffering, and disfigurement; and
- Past and future emotional distress.
The loved ones or other representative of individuals who die as a result of a traumatic or anoxic brain injury may be able to recover for:
- The deceased’s medical expenses;
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- The deceased’s conscious pain and suffering;
- Lost earnings; and
- Loss of companionship, care, and affection.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic or anoxic brain injury, call a Texas brain injury lawyer at Herbert & McClelland LLP at 713-255-9148. There is no cost for the initial consultation, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations so please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.