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.
At The Benton Law Firm, we’ve made it our life’s work to represent and fight for brain injury victims when they can’t do it themselves. Since 2012 we’ve fought for hundreds of victims in Dallas and across the state of Texas. Our experienced and professional attorneys have received national recognition and honors for their tireless pursuit of holding negligent parties responsible and recovering financial compensation.
If you or a loved one has been in a serious accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s actions you need financial compensation to help pay for medical bills and lost wages. The Dallas brain injury lawyers will stand by you and fight for you every step of the way. Contact The Benton Law Firm today by calling us at (214) 777-7777 or by filling out our email form and scheduling a free consultation.
Why Choose Us?
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious accident that caused a life-altering brain injury can be an emotionally trying and overwhelming time. Not only are you dealing with mounting medical bills and lost wages, but it can also cause a large amount of stress in all areas of your life. At The Benton Law Firm, our attorneys are experienced in handling these types of cases and will fight for you every step of the way to make sure you get the financial compensation you deserve. We take the time to get to know you personally and also get to know every detail of your case, treating every client like he or she are our only client. Contact us today at (214) 777-7777 and take control of your future.
Brain Injury Causes
The majority of brain injury causes are the result of:
- Falls: many people don’t believe falls can be so dangerous, but on the wrong surface, one of the most common causes of injury can be incredibly harmful
- Car accidents: thousands of people live through car accidents each day, but some with more serious injuries than others
- Running into stationary objects or moving objects: depending on the strength of the fall and the material of the object, these accidents can prove even deadly
- Violent attacks: in a case of assault, an attacker is seeking to cause damage
- Work Accidents: some jobs are incredibly dangerous to workers and without proper training or equipment, injuries are common
- Premises liability accidents: if a property owner fails to ensure their property is entirely safe for guests or patrons, an injury can become their responsibility
- Truck accidents: trucks are incredibly large vehicles, and accidents involving them can lead to more severe injuries
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s important to know that you do not have to go through this trying time in your life alone. If you’ve suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligent actions, you deserve compensation. For many people, they’ve never experienced an injury this severe and have a lot of questions about their rights and options. Here are some answers to a few frequently asked questions.
What are some common effects of a brain injury?
The types of effects that brain injury victims experience depend on the severity of the accident and the brain injury. The severity of a brain injury can vary from mild to severe with varying levels of side effects. Some of the most common side effects include loss of consciousness, impaired thinking or memory loss, loss of movement, impaired vision or hearing, as well as changes in your personality including feelings of depression. These types of effects can have a devastating impact not only on your own life but also the lives of your family members.
What are some common causes of brain injuries?
There are a number of different ways you or a loved one can suffer a traumatic brain injury. According to the CDC, falls were the number one cause of TBI, accounting for almost half of all hospital visits and deaths. The second most common cause of brain injuries was being struck by or against an object while the third most common cause among all age groups was motor vehicle accidents. In many of these cases, a negligent party was responsible. That’s why you need to take legal action today to hold them accountable and get the financial compensation you deserve to recover and get past this time in your life.
Will My Case Go to Court?
This is a very common question and will vary greatly depending on a number of factors. Many insurance companies want to settle personal injury claims outside of court, and while that may be ideal for some brain injury victims, there are some cases where the case needs to go to court so victims can recover the compensation they deserve. The Dallas brain injury attorneys at The Benton Law Firm will go over every detail of your case and lay out your best options to maximize compensation.
How much will my consultation cost?
At The Benton Law Firm, we are in your corner and by your side every step of the way, but that has to start with the consultation. We know your time and money is precious, especially when paying for medical bills and your recovery, and that’s why your initial consultation is free and 100% confidential. Contact us today at (214) 777-7777 and take the first step toward recovering the compensation you need.
Brain Injury Statistics
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur after an individual experiences a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. These types of injuries are a common cause of disability and even death across the country accounting for close to 30 percent of all injury deaths in the United States. In fact, statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention report that an estimated 153 people die every day in the United States from brain injuries.
Age plays a major factor in the frequency of TBI-related deaths. In fact, the CDC reports that rates were highest for persons 75 years and older. And while there are some common causes of brain injury deaths, they vary by age group. For people 65 years of age and older, falls were leading cause of death while intentional self-harm was the case of death for people 25-64. Additionally, motorcycle accidents were the leading cause of TBI-related death for persons 5-24 years of age according to the CDC.
In cases where a brain injury leads to death, one of our Dallas wrongful death attorneys would help with the case as well.
For non-death injuries, the leading cause of TBI-related emergency room visits for children 0-14 years of age and adults 45 years old and older were falls, while motor vehicle accidents were the primary cause of emergency room care for adults 15-44 years of age.
In Texas alone, the Texas Brain Injury Alliance estimates that 144,000 Texans sustain a brain injury every year, one every four minutes. And while the severity of these injuries varies, there are currently 381,000 Texans living with a TBI-related disability and more than 5,700 Texas residents are permanently disabled by a brain injury annually.
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 the experienced Dallas injury attorneys at The Benton Law Firm. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to help you achieve the compensation you deserve. Contact our offices at (214) 777-7777 today for your initial free consultation.