Tripping down a flight of stairs, falling from a scaffold, and dozens of other scenarios can cause trauma to the head and skull, damaging the brain. A wide range of scenarios can lead to brain damage, and, depending on the area and severity of the injury, a person may suffer many complications that may be permanent. Traumatic brain injuries can seriously impact an individual’s quality of life and ability to function on a daily basis.
Symptoms of brain trauma can include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Impaired vision
- Balance problems
- Speech impairment
- Loss of senses
Even a seemingly minor injury to the head could cause internal bleeding or other long-term effects that may not be immediately apparent. Damage to the brain can increase over time if left untreated, so it’s important to quickly seek medical help if you or a loved on is struck on the head.
Brain injuries can occur in a number of ways, including:
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Oilfield injuries
- Maritime accidents
- Sports injuries
- Pedestrian struck by a vehicle
- Slip and fall
- Vacation accidents
After an accident that damages the brain, individuals often face a need for long-term medical care or specialized equipment to perform daily tasks. In a situation such as this, the victim and their loved ones could easily be overwhelmed with the cost of medical bills, prescriptions, physical therapy, equipment, lost wages, or long-term care arrangements. If the brain injury was caused through the negligence of another party, they may be financially liable for your losses and future costs.
Resources for Victims of Brain Injuries
- The Brain Trauma Foundation helps to improve the lives of victims of brain injury victims through research and provides helpful information to victims and their families.
- The Brain Injury Society provides frequently updates news and resources for brain injury victims.
- The Brain Injury Resource Center provides a wealth of helpful information for those with traumatic brain injuries and their families, including medical professionals, learning specialists, and other support groups.
Finding a Texas Attorney for a Traumatic Brain Injury
If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury due to negligence, no matter how minor or severe, the accident attorneys of The Gutierrez Law Firm may be able to help you seek compensation. We have experience handling traumatic brain injury claims and know how to best protect your legal rights.