Brain Injury Lawyer
Each year there are more than 200,000 hospitalizations related to traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the United States, according to the most recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2020 alone, there were approximately 64,000 deaths related to such injuries, the CDC noted. And even in non-fatal cases, a TBI can leave a person with permanent physical, psychological, and emotional impairments.
TBIs can occur for many reasons. But among the most common are accidents arising from another party’s negligence, such as a car wreck caused by a reckless driver. If you or someone in your family has been the victim of such negligence, it is important to speak with a skilled lawyer. Attorney Keith B. French is an experienced Texas personal injury litigator who can fight for you and your family in seeking compensation from the responsible parties.
What Are the Signs of a Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries–often referred to as “concussions”–do not always present immediate symptoms following an accident. Indeed, many people are perfectly alert and can even get up and walk away from an accident scene. The first signs of a brain injury may not manifest themselves until several days or weeks later.
Some common signs of a brain injury include but are not limited to:
- speech or communication problems;
- dizziness and balance problems;
- difficulty remembering things or concentrating;
- sudden changes in personality or mood swings;
- unexplained fatigue;
- an inability to fall or remain asleep; and
- blurred or double vision.
Again, it is important to emphasize that symptoms do not necessarily occur right after an accident. Many people mistakenly believe that unless they lost consciousness at the scene of an accident they have not suffered a TBI. This is why you should always seek medical treatment following an accident even if you “feel fine.”
While the symptoms of a TBI can resolve themselves in many cases after a few weeks, far too often these injuries lead to permanent issues. This can affect not just the victim but also their families. Individuals who sustain a serious brain injury may require round-the-clock supervision and assistance with performing basic tasks of daily living.
All of these effects are considered legal damages. This means that if the brain injury was the result of another party’s negligence, they can be required under Texas law to compensate the victim for these and other losses. A qualified Pearland brain injury lawyer can provide you with further guidance in this area.
Contact Keith B. French Law Today
Texas has a two-year statute of limitations in personal injury cases. This is not as much time as you might think, especially when dealing with claims involving brain injuries where symptoms can and often will develop over time. So if you have been involved in an accident and need legal advice from a Pearland brain injury lawyer, contact Keith B. French Law, PLLC, today to schedule a free initial consultation.