Traumatic Brain Injury Claims

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traumatic brain injury austin txTraumatic brain injury (TBI) is often referred to as an invisible disability, because for many victims there are no obvious outward signs of the effects that they are suffering. Of course, TBI can be a catastrophic injury requiring 24-hour care. But for those who do not suffer physical impairments it can still mean never being able to work again, personality changes and even the destruction of relationships with loved ones. The consequences of TBI are wide-ranging and unpredictable. If you have suffered TBI, you need the help of attorneys who understand brain injuries and their long-term effects, the life-long costs you’ re facing as well as the personal toll that it takes on you and your family.

In order to win your TBI case, your attorney must also have extensive knowledge and experience with the type of accident that caused your injury. In Austin and throughout Texas, Shaw Cowart, LLP, is here to fight for you.

Traumatic Brain Injury Consequences

TBI can affect every area of your life. In a 2011 survey, TBI victims and their families reported that TBI had negatively affected their lives in the following areas:

  • Marriage
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Income
  • Living situation
  • Parenting
  • Psychological status

The effects of TBI are far too numerous to list. Every TBI survivor lives with a unique combination of impairments and issues. Examples of common consequences of TBI include:

  • Epilepsy
  • Physical impairments
  • Difficulty with controlled movements
  • Loss of libido and/or sexual dysfunction
  • Weakness
  • Balance problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Ringing ears
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Dizzy spells
  • Fatigue
  • Exhaustion
  • Loss of vision, hearing, taste, or smell
  • Sleep disorders
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Aphasia
  • Confusion
  • Foggy thinking
  • Amnesia
  • Personality changes
  • Altered sense of self
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Unexplained anger
  • Frustration
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Impulse control problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Criminal behavior

Treatments for TBI are improving every day. New and innovative rehabilitation and therapy techniques can help TBI survivors regain more of their normal physical, cognitive and emotional functioning. But, treatments can be very costly, and many are not covered by health insurance. If someone else caused your injuries, we can help you recover the compensation you need to gain access to the very best care.

To learn more about TBI claims and how we can help you recover the compensation you need and deserve, please call Shaw Cowart, LLP, at 512-499-8900 or email us today.