What You Need to Know About TBIs
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have short and long-term health consequences. The complete impact of the injury may not be known for months to years after the accident. Due to the extraordinary cost of medical treatment related to TBIs, it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
At the Mayday Law Office, we represent traumatic brain injury survivors in Houston and the surrounding areas. Our lawyers will help you understand your rights including who you may be able to file a claim against for your harm. If you recently sustained a TBI, contact our office at (281) 741-1162 to schedule a free consultation.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is any trauma sustained to the brain due to impact on the head or body. Traumatic brain injuries can range in severity from mild to severe, but even minor TBIs can cause significant problems.
Signs and symptoms of a TBI:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Difficulties concentrating
- Loss of sleep
- Loss of consciousness
- Convulsions or seizures
- Slurred speech
These are only a few of the many signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. Any time you are involved in a car collision or other accident where there is a sudden, forceful blow to the head or body you should be evaluated for a TBI.
What Long-Term Effects Are Associated with a TBI?
In cases of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, you may face long-term health problems. As noted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, these types of TBI are considered lifelong conditions.
A person with a moderate to severe TBI is:
- 50x more likely to suffer from seizures;
- 11x more likely to have drug poisoning;
- 9x more likely to suffer from infections; and
- 6x more likely to suffer from pneumonia.
Moderate to severe TBI survivors have a life expectancy that is 9 years shorter than if they hadn’t had the injury. Over half (52%) became worse or died within a five-year period. Traumatic brain injuries can affect every aspect of a person’s life, leaving them unable to care for themselves or keep gainful employment.
Am I Entitled to Compensation?
If another person’s negligence or wrongdoing caused your traumatic brain injury, you might be entitled to compensation. The best way to determine whether you are eligible for damages is by retaining an attorney. A personal injury lawyer can review your case and help assess whether you should file a claim against a potentially liable party.
Did You Suffer a TBI? Contact Our Office.
If you suffered a traumatic brain injury, you might be able to file a claim for damages. Damages can provide compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Contact our office at (281) 741-1162 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
We proudly serve clients throughout Houston, TX. There are no fees unless we win. Call our office now to speak directly with an experienced member of our legal team. Let us fight to get you the compensation you deserve.