Anyone harmed by a traumatic brain injury may need extensive and ongoing medical care. A victim of another’s actions deserves to be compensated for this care as well as for the injury itself. Our Austin brain injury lawyers can assist you throughout the civil claims process. Consider working with one of our catastrophic injury attorneys for professional help and guidance in your brain injury case.
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Austin Attorneys Assisting People Who Have Suffered a Head Injury, Concussion, or Brain Damage
Consequences of Severe Head Trauma
Head injuries come in many shapes and sizes, such as concussions, brain damage, skull fractures, or other traumatic harm. A sudden jolt or blow to the head or a penetrating injury may result in the following conditions:
- Memory loss
- Brain damage
- Reduced motor skills
- Slurred speech
- Hindered vision
- Disrupted cognitive functions
- Insufficient oxygen flow to the brain
- Insufficient blood flow
- Swelling of the brain
- Displacement due to intracranial pressure
While the damage may be immediately apparent in some cases, there are also instances where symptoms do not become known for some time. The slow onset of symptoms can lead to situations such as premature dementia and a gradual deterioration of the victim’s life. There are, unfortunately, situations from which the victim may never fully recover. If one has suffered a blow to the head, then it is crucial that an Austin attorney is contacted sooner rather than later.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Austin
A life-changing head injury can occur within a matter of seconds. One blow to the head can cause lasting harm. Our firm can assist in head injury cases resulting from:
A skilled attorney at our firm can help demonstrate that your or your loved one’s traumatic brain injury resulted from one of these events. By reviewing relevant medical records and accident reports, a legal professional can compile the evidence necessary to connect severe head trauma to its origin.
Holding a Defendant Responsible for Brain Damage
Lawsuits concerning head injuries can be initiated by filing a petition in an Austin civil court. This is a formal document which names all of the defendants and states the reasons for which the suit is being brought. After the defendants respond, the plaintiff may begin the process of acquiring additional information through a process known as “discovery.”
Part of the discovery process includes gaining the opinions of medical and vocational experts. Such experts will offer testimony about whether the victim can return to his or her traditional employment, requires job retraining due to a reduction in motor skills, or is completely disabled as a result of their traumatic brain injury. Medical experts can also advise the court on the plaintiff’s need for future care, his or her pain and suffering, and other damages. If settlement cannot be reached, the case will proceed to trial.
Any brain damage that results from another party’s negligence may form the basis of a successful civil lawsuit in Austin. A defendant is considered negligent when they act unreasonably. The defendant’s actions would be considered unreasonable if the court finds that a reasonable person would have acted differently under similar circumstances. One of our diligent lawyers can help victims of severe head trauma prove these elements in an effective claim for compensation.
Allowing a legal professional to help with your case to increase the chance of success and take a burden off your shoulders. We strive to provide the highest level of assistance to victims of head trauma. We provide a small firm feel while having large firm resources. We have the financial resources necessary to see serious head injury cases through to completion. We take pride in the level of success we have had on the part of our clients. Call one of our Austin traumatic brain injury lawyers today for assistance with your claim.