Traumatic brain injuries are devastating to victims and their families. When you are involved in an accident that resulted in head trauma, it if important to consult with an attorney right away. Not all head injuries cause devastating symptoms immediately — sometimes it takes weeks or months before the symptoms appear.
Need a Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one suffered a head injury or was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
$4.8 Million Brain Injury Lawsuit Settlement in Texas
In September 2018, a $4.8 settlement was awarded to 2 people in Texas who suffered brain injuries when they were injured by a falling highway sign and crane boom in February 2016 along U.S. Highway 69 near Beaumont.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury occurs when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes brain damage. Millions of people suffer brain injuries every year, with 50% caused by car accidents.
Bleeding in the Brain
Bleeding is one of the most common symptoms of a brain injury, and it can occur inside the skull or outside. Blood accumulates inside the skull and puts pressure on the brain, which can cause severe brain damage — especially if it is not rapidly diagnosed and stopped. The problem is that internal bleeding may go unnoticed for days or weeks.
Symptoms of a Brain Injury
The symptoms of a brain injury include a headache that gets worse or does not go away, seizures, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, unconsciousness, feeling light-headed, a “spinning” sensation or dizziness, loss of balance, confusion, nausea, and ringing in the ears.
Types of Brain Injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motor vehicle & car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Ladder falls
- Sports injuries
- Birth injuries to a baby
- Physical violence (fistfight, etc.)
- Military personnel (IED or explosive blasts)
- Impact injuries (object pierces the skull and brain)
- Skull fracture
- Bleeding in the brain (hematoma or hemorrhage)
- Oxygen deprivation (hypoxia)
- Swelling (edema)
- Diffuse axonal injury
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)
- Infection or disease-induced brain injury
How Do Brain Injuries Affect Daily Life?
A person with serious brain injuries may require substantial medical treatment in a hospital, with numerous CT scans, MRIs, or surgery. They may also require outpatient treatments, such as physical therapy for rehabilitation, or psychological therapy for traumatic experiences.
An injury that deprives the brain of oxygen can cause damage to memory-forming structures in the brain. This may prevent a person from keeping an intellectually demanding job — or in severe cases of brain damage, the person may require around-the-clock medical care.
Depression & Changes in Personality
Some types of brain injuries can damage the emotional parts of the brain, making a person more depressed, aggressive, or prone to emotional outbursts. This can make it difficult to maintain relationships and employment. Patients who need to use canes, wheelchairs, or other aids may also suffer depression due to decreased quality of life.
Settlement Value of a Head Injury Lawsuit
The settlement amounts for head injury lawsuits vary widely, and largely depend on whether the person has suffered a mild brain injury or a severe brain injury with long-term complications.
It is not uncommon for victims to be paid over $100,000, and occasionally they receive multi-million dollar payouts — but these amounts do not guarantee that you will receive this amount for your brain injury claim.
How Much is a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit Worth?
A financial payout is never guaranteed with any lawsuit, but in general, settlements and jury verdicts will be higher for people who file brain injury lawsuits after suffering permanent disabilities, lost wages, ongoing medical treatment, higher medical bills, or wrongful death.
Need a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Texas?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.
Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas traumatic brain injury lawyers for a free lawsuit review.