If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in Brownsville caused by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else, The Benton Law Firm is here to help. Brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries you can go through, and they can occur under a variety of circumstances. From car accidents to playing sports, the brain is often a site of trauma when our bodies take any powerful hit. Whether you have suffered a blow to the head through no fault of your own or you were partaking in an activity that led to severe head trauma, contact the Brownsville brain injury lawyers of The Benton Law Firm at (956) 230-6390 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with us today.
Why Choose The Benton Law Firm
If you or your loved one is suffering from a brain injury and its long-term consequences, you may be eligible to take legal action against the party responsible for the accident. Regardless of the nature of the injury—traumatic or non-traumatic—, you should contact an attorney from The Benton Law Firm to talk about your situation, what symptoms you have, how the injury occurred, and how you can get started on the path to justice. Brain injuries are often the result of another party’s negligent or malicious actions, and you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Whether the opposing party is a person, a group of people, an agency, or an organization, you have rights. No one deserves to suffer through a lifelong injury that can have a severe impact on their life. At The Benton Law Firm, we understand personal injury law in Texas and can assess whether or not someone should be held responsible for your injury and determine what remedies may be available to you. Most people think that once they are hurt—especially if it was during a sport they agreed to play—they have to deal with the consequences alone. They believe they may have zero recourse against anyone who might have contributed to the injury; this is just not true. In some cases, recovery is possible against those who contributed. An experienced attorney can help you determine if your situation is one of those cases.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are several types of brain injuries that one may endure as a result of sports, failing health, negligence, environmental circumstances, on the job accidents, or even just freak accidents. These brain injuries often fall into two categories: traumatic brain injuries and non-traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are injuries caused by falls, car accidents, sports, workplace accidents, assault, etc. Non-traumatic brain injuries are injuries caused by things like strokes, toxic exposure, electric shock, drug overdoses, and tumors.
Although these two classifications exist, the way an injury impacts the brain is usually the same. The brain will react to the injury with swelling and various chemical releases that often damage the brain cells. Damage to motor skills usually occurs as a result, leading to a coma in severe cases or difficulty speaking, strained breathing, or trouble walking in milder, but still serious, cases. Ultimately, the brain will try to heal, and stability is somewhat regained, but the damaged cells never really repair or recover; this means that brain injuries and trauma are usually permanent.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
While no two brain injuries are necessarily the same, some common symptoms of most brain injuries can help you recognize that there may be an issue. Recognizing a problem exists is the first step toward healing. It is also the first step in addressing your rights and holding anyone accountable who may have contributed to your injury. Some symptoms of brain injuries include the following:
- Impaired concentration
- Hearing, speech, and vision issues
- Headaches and/or fatigue
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Balance issues
- Limited attention span
- Difficulty with perception and other skills
If you notice these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, it is imperative to follow up with a doctor to address your condition and determine its severity. Doing this will not only help diagnose and treat the problem, but will also create a record of what you are facing. This will help with holding the people who contributed to your brain injury accountable.
Following up with your doctor is of extreme importance if you notice these symptoms in your child. Brain injuries in the young can have long-lasting effects on the child and their development going forward. Additionally, it may take more time for the symptoms to present themselves, which means that more damage may already be present by the time symptoms are realized. Quick action is critical, and it is important to note what caused the injury or how the injury occurred because this information is always useful when filing a claim.
Usually, the long-term consequences of a brain injury are problems with information processing and reasoning. While this is sometimes more readily apparent in adults (showing up relatively quickly after an injury) a child will usually not show this issue until many months or years after the injury has been identified. The extent of the injury, as a result, is not always clear upon diagnosis.
Brain injuries will also sometimes result in long-term physical issues or delays in development. This may range from difficulty walking and speaking to the inability to use a particular side of the face or body. Socially speaking, brain injuries can impact how one learns to interact with society and the way they present themselves to people generally. These problems can lead to difficulty obtaining and maintaining jobs, trouble staying in school, and challenges in making friends or being active in the community.
Call Us Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of the actions of another, you may be eligible to seek compensation. Whether your injury was caused by a person or the result of neglect by an organization or your workplace, you have rights. Contact The Benton Law Firm at (956) 230-6390 to explore your rights and assess your case so that we can help you obtain the best results possible for your situation.