Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can profoundly impact every aspect of a victim’s life. Long-term consequences of TBI include mood swings, memory and concentration problems, depression and anxiety, sensitivity to light and sound, chronic headaches, and visual problems. Balancing difficulties, reduced language skills, seizures, and paralysis may also accompany TBI. So too might uncontrollable urges, including violence.
Tragically, victims of TBI may never fully recover. Those who suffer minor injuries, such as concussions, may return to “normal” brain function within a few months. But those who have suffered a severe TBI may experience a lifetime of difficulty, regardless of medical intervention. Therefore, when you or a loved one is the victim of this common injury, it is a good idea to consult with one of our attorneys to learn if you may be entitled to seek damages.
Top Causes of Brain Injury
The leading causes of TBI are:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Head Struck by or Against
Head struck by or against may occur due to firearms, participation in sports, construction accidents, and more. Workers on construction sites and in industrial workplaces, such as oil refineries, see the most significant number of these injuries in the workplace. Children are the most common victims of sports-related injuries.
No matter the cause, if you or a loved one suffer TBI in an accident, you may face excessive medical bills, an inability to work or care for yourself, and untold amounts of pain and suffering. Sadly, insurance companies often fail to provide the compensation that victims of this serious injury genuinely deserve. Talking to an attorney about your rights and options can help you understand what you claim may really be worth and give you a clear path to seeking the total damages you are due.
We are Here to Help
The attorneys at Shaw Cowart, LLP have decades of experience helping families throughout Texas seek justice following severe personal injury. If you or someone you love needs legal representation, please call us at 512-499-8900 to schedule a free case review today. We maintain offices in Austin and San Antonio, and serve victims of serious injury in all surrounding communities.