Dallas Brain Injuries Lawyer
Injuries to the brain are some of the most severe injuries to happen to a person after a terrible accident including car and truck accidents and bicycle accidents, and can lead to lifelong injuries or even a risk of death. Many brain injuries are minor and do not require hospitalization. However, the ability to recognize the difference between minor a head injury and severe trauma may save your life in some cases. If you or a loved one have suffered trauma to the head, contact our Dallas brain injury lawyers to explore your legal options.
Brain Injury Statistics
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur far more often than the majority of us would assume. Each year, around 1.7 million TBIs occur, either as isolated injuries or as part of a related injury.
Head injuries are often caused by a bump or strike to the head which disrupts the normal function of the brain. However, their severity depends largely on the victim’s consciousness or unconsciousness after sustaining head trauma.
Children between the ages of 0 and 4 years old, adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19, and adults over the age of 65 are most likely to sustain a TBI. Adults aged 75 and older have the highest rate of traumatic brain injury hospitalization and death. The CDC estimated in 2000 that medical costs and other indirect costs resulting from head trauma throughout the United States equaled an estimated $76.5 billion.
Brain Injury Causes
The majority of brain injury causes are the result of:
- Car accidents
- Running into stationary objects or moving objects
- Violent attacks
- Work Accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Truck accidents
These injuries can occur through work accidents, industrial accidents, and slip and fall accidents. According to the CDC, falls cause half of all traumatic brain injuries to children between the ages of 0 and 14, and 61% of all cranial trauma in adults ages 65 and older. Motorcycle accidents are also a leading cause of head injuries in Texas, since riders 21 and over are not legally required to wear a helmet. Our Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer is well versed in motorcycle and helmet laws through out the state.
These kinds of head injuries can lead to seizures, coma, personality changes, blurred vision, hearing loss, and cognitive deficiencies. Some TBIs can take several hours to fully develop after an accident, but their early signs include the following:
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
- Memory loss
If another person’s negligence was reason behind your injury, do not give up your right to pursue compensation. Cranial injuries have lifelong traumatic effects on your life, family, and career.
Contact a Dallas Brain Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury after any type of accident, do not hesitate to contact our experienced Dallas injury attorney at The Benton Law Firm. Our attorney has the experience and resources to help you achieve the compensation you deserve. Contact our offices at (214) 219-4878 today for your initial free consultation.