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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), each year nearly 3 million Americans seek medical attention in an emergency room for traumatic brain injury. There are some of the many misperceptions about TBIs:
- You don’t need to suffer a blow to the head to have a traumatic brain injury.
- Most people who have a TBI don’t lose consciousness.
- An MRI or CT-scan won’t necessarily rule out a traumatic brain injury.
The impact of a motor vehicle accident, even when cars are traveling at relatively low speeds, can cause traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, many TBI symptoms can take days, weeks, or even months to appear.
Proven Texas TBI Attorneys
If you or someone you love is in an accident where the head snaps back and forth, or where the head or upper body receives a blow, a TBI may result. You want an experienced and aggressive lawyer to protect your rights. You want Bailey & Galyen.
At the law offices of Bailey & Galyen, with offices across the state of Texas, we have aggressively protected the rights of injured people for more than four decades, including victims of traumatic brain injury. One of the biggest consumer law practices in the Lone Star State, we have a longstanding reputation for consistently getting outstanding results. Over the last 40 years, we have recovered more than $500 million in settlements and judgments for our personal injury clients. We offer a free initial consultation to anyone with a potential personal injury claim. Call us at 844-402-2992 or send us an e-mail to schedule a meeting.
Results-Oriented Legal Counsel If You Suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury
We built our successful practice and reputation on hard work, personal service, and a strong commitment to accessibility and open communication. We always give 100% of our effort to help you get the outcome you seek. We’ll carefully explain the law and the legal process, as well as your rights, and we’ll immediately apprise you of any developments in your case, along with your options and prospects for success, so you can make good decisions about how to proceed.
Frequently Asked Questions About Traumatic Brain Injuries
What Should I Do If I Think I Have Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?
- A TBI can have profoundly serious consequences—your first priority, if you have a bump to the head, experience a whiplash-type injury, or experience trauma to your head or upper torso, is to get the medical attention you need. With any type of head injury, it’s best that you remain still until emergency medical personnel arrive, as any unnecessary movement can lead to complications. Defer to the knowledge and expertise of medical professionals, and be willing to travel to the hospital in an ambulance, if necessary. Be certain to tell doctors and nurses about everything that happened, and ask them to document everything in writing.
- As soon as possible, you should hire an experienced attorney to protect your rights. Your lawyer will take immediate steps to gather and preserve all relevant evidence and will act as your intermediary with insurance providers, so you get all the benefits to which you are entitled.
- If possible, ask others to gather as much evidence as possible regarding the cause of the accident, damage to vehicles or people, weather conditions, or other factors. Take pictures of everything—your cell phone camera will be fine.
- Get contact information from everyone involved in the accident, as well as all witnesses.
What Types of Compensation Can I Receive After a Traumatic Brain Injury?
When the careless acts of another person cause you to suffer a TBI, you have a right to seek damages for all your losses, including:
- Lost salary, wages, or other income
- Loss of the ability to do the things you love (loss of enjoyment of life)
- Loss of physical companionship or consortium caused by your injury
- Any physical pain and suffering caused by the accident
- Any medical expenses not covered by insurance
What Are Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury involves some level of damage to your brain, either temporary or permanent. It may involve a direct blow to the head, or it can result when your brain makes impact with the inside of your skull (in a whiplash accident, for example). CDC statistics indicate that:
- Falls account for nearly half of all TBIs (around 48%) and more than 80% of all TBI injuries in persons over the age of 65. Falls also account for more than half of all hospitalizations after a traumatic brain injury.
- Being struck by an object, including another person’s body or some type of sports equipment (helmet, shoulder pad, cleats) is the second-leading cause of TBI-related ER visits (17%).
- Motor vehicle accidents are the third-leading cause of traumatic brain injury, with one of every five TBI-related hospital admissions resulting from a car crash.
What Can Bailey & Galyen Do for Me After I Suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury?
At Bailey & Galyen, we have successfully represented TBI victims across Texas for decades. We understand the complexity of these types of cases, as well as the kinds of evidence that are most compelling to a judge and jury. We know how to prepare traumatic-brain-injury claims, and we can ensure that you recover full and fair compensation for the many different long-term and short-term consequences of a TBI.
Contact Bailey & Galyen for an Experienced Traumatic-Brain-Injury Attorney
When you or someone you love suffers a traumatic brain injury, you need an experienced lawyer to help you get full and fair compensation. The results-oriented personal injury attorneys at Bailey & Galyen offer a free initial consultation. We handle all TBI lawsuits on a contingent-fee basis. You won’t pay any legal fees unless we get compensation for your losses.
We offer proven counsel in traumatic-brain-injury claims across Texas, with offices in Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Carrollton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston, Mansfield, Mesquite, Midland/Odessa, Plano, Texarkana, and Weatherford.