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Head trauma is a common occurrence in many types of accidents. Although some victims are able to make a complete recovery, others may suffer long-term, life-altering effects from a brain injury.

Brain injuries are among the most common types of catastrophic injury the attorneys at Patrick Daniel Law see. Our law firm has recovered on behalf of clients who have suffered brain injury due to the negligence of others.

If you or someone in your family has sustained a brain injury in an accident and you want to talk to an experienced lawyer about your legal rights, please contact Patrick Daniel Law at (713) 999-6666 today for a free consultation. Our brain injury lawyers serve clients throughout the greater Houston area and other communities in Texas.

Types of Brain Injury

Most types of damage to the brain are caused by physical impact. This results in traumatic brain injury, or TBI. TBIs include concussions, bruising of the brain, and damage to nerve cell fibers (known as a diffuse axonal injury), as well as penetrating injuries to the brain.

The brain may also suffer injury as a result of oxygen deprivation, electrocution, and certain medical conditions.

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Brain Injury Statistics in Texas

According to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Texas has the second highest number of traumatic brain injuries in the nation. Each year more than 5,700 of TBIs in the state result in permanent disability, while over 4,200 are fatal.

Symptoms of Brain Injury

The exact symptoms a victim of brain injury may experience depend on the type and severity of the injury. In addition, some symptoms manifest after the injury occurs and subside over time, while others can result in long-term deficiencies.

The short-term physical and mental effects of a brain injury can include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears with no direct cause)
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Mood swings
  • Memory lapses
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Some or all of these symptoms may abate over time, especially if the brain injury is diagnosed as mild. However, the symptoms may persist in cases of moderate or severe brain injury. Other possible long-term effects of serious brain injury include:

  • Seizures
  • Higher risk of blood clots, infections, and buildup of fluid around the brain (hydrocephalus)
  • Migraine headaches
  • Hand-eye coordination impairments
  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive disabilities affecting memory, reasoning, impulse control, and concentration
  • Speech problems
  • Issues with anger management
  • Insomnia

In addition, serious or repeated trauma to the brain can elevate the risk of degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Causes of Brain Injuries

A wide variety of accidents can lead to traumatic brain injury. Some of the most common are:

Brain injuries can also occur as a result of medical malpractice. The negligence of a doctor or other medical professional may result in:

  • Birth injuries stemming from a failure to diagnose maternal infections or health concerns, as well as errors during delivery
  • Misdiagnosis of heart attack, stroke, and other conditions or illnesses that affect the brain
  • Surgical and anesthesia errors
  • Failure to monitor a patient’s vital signs

Regardless of the cause, many brain injury victims require extensive, ongoing medical care and rehabilitation.

Brain Injury Symptoms: Short-Term & Long-Term

Treatments for Brain Injury

In the case of a mild concussion, rest and active monitoring of symptoms may be the only treatment necessary. Unfortunately, in moderate to severe cases of brain injury, immediate treatment may be extensive and ongoing care can last a lifetime.

Brain injury victims are often prescribed medications to prevent seizures and reduce swelling and fluid buildup around the brain. Surgery may be necessary in the event of a brain bleed, fractured skull, or other injury.

These interventions can be extensive, and the recovery time is often long. However, medical care generally doesn’t end with emergency treatment. For most victims of brain injury, the real struggles come with lengthy rehabilitation and therapy.

Rehabilitation after a brain injury may involve:

  • Physical therapy to regain mobility and fine motor skills
  • Occupational therapy to relearn job skills or learn new skills for potential employment
  • Speech therapy
  • Counseling with a psychiatrist to address changes in mental and emotional state

Social workers and other professionals may also be involved in the rehabilitation process. They can help connect patients and families to resources and facilities that may aid in recovery, as well as provide support with the many changes facing brain injury victims and their families.

Compensation in Brain Injury Cases

Due to the extent of medical treatment and the long-term effects associated with brain injuries, you and your family may be entitled to significant compensation in a brain injury lawsuit. At Patrick Daniel Law, we mercilessly pursue compensation in your case.

You may be entitled to compensation for damages such as:

  • Medical expenses, including emergency care, surgery, hospitalization, and costs for long-term rehabilitation
  • Projected costs of therapy and medical care
  • Out-of-pocket expenses for medications, home and vehicle modifications, and more
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of expected income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium, guidance, and support

In the most tragic scenarios, victims are unable to survive brain injuries. Patrick Daniel Law can pursue a wrongful death claim on your family’s behalf for compensation of damages such as:

  • The cost of medical care prior to death
  • Loss of income and other financial support
  • The cost of a funeral and burial or cremation
  • Loss of care, guidance, and consortium
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Your loved one’s pain and suffering

Insurance companies often try to settle brain injury cases for far less than they are worth. Considering the long-term impact of TBIs and other forms of brain injury, it is important to contact a lawyer before accepting a settlement offer.

At Patrick Daniel Law, we recognize the immense pressures that brain injury victims and their families face. We understand why a settlement may be attractive, but it is in your best interest to get a full picture of the costs you might face, then work with experienced attorneys who are committed to pursuing the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Patrick Daniel Law for Your Brain Injury Case

The attorneys at Patrick Daniel Law have a history of taking on difficult brain injury cases and winning. Several of our lawyers have achieved verdicts on behalf of clients in claims involving brain injury due to vehicle collisions, workplace accidents, and more.

Our success is grounded in our strategic and meticulous preparation of cases, as well as our merciless approach to obtaining results. We take the time to examine all of the facts, identify the liable parties, and gather key evidence that supports your claim. This informs our strategy to get you the highest recovery possible.

We give no quarter to the parties who are at fault for your injury and the insurance companies that represent them. As trial lawyers, Patrick Daniel Law will take your brain injury claim to court if the opposing side doesn’t cooperate or if the settlement doesn’t meet your needs.

Contact Our Brain Injury Lawyers in Houston Today

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in any kind of accident – from a motor vehicle crash to a fall to the negligence of a healthcare provider – Patrick Daniel Law is here to help. We investigate promptly, prepare meticulously, and pursue compensation mercilessly on behalf of our clients.

Get started with a free review of your brain injury case. Contact Patrick Daniel Law online or by phone at (713) 999-6666 today. Our lawyers serve clients in the greater Houston area and all of Texas, as well as clients nationwide.

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