Dallas Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
We can help you with your concussion or head injury caused by a car accident
One of the most serious injuries people can sustain in a car accident is a traumatic brain injury, often known as a TBI. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of TBIs, including concussions.
Each year, an estimated 17 percent of TBIs are caused by car accidents, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based on such figures, that works out to more than 476,000 traumatic brain injuries every year caused by car accidents.
If you sustained a serious TBI in a car accident caused by another driver, make you get the support you deserve – medically and legally. Have a doctor examine right away. Then talk to an attorney at The Marye Law Firm. We can help.
For more than two decades, our dedicated Dallas car accident lawyers have been helping injury victims dealing with a concussion or a TBI caused by a serious car accident. We understand how the legal system works. We know what benefits and support are available. That’s we believe we can be an effective legal advocate for you after your accident.
What is a concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury in which the brain tissue is bruised. While sometimes referred to as a mild TBI, concussions can be very serious head injuries. If not treated promptly or effectively, a concussion can have serious consequences, including long-term chronic pain and frequent headaches.
People who have previously sustained a concussion can also suffer long-term health issues, especially if they don’t take the time to rest and recover from a concussion. That’s why concussion victims must have a doctor examine them right away. Otherwise, they might sustain permanent brain damage or other serious side effects.
What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
Traumatic brain injuries cover a wide range of head injuries. In general, TBIs are classified into three, main categories:
- Mild TBI
- Moderate TBI
- Severe TBI
Brain injuries are also often classified into two general categories:
- Closed brain injury – The more common type of TBI, closed brain injuries involve damage to the brain without a break in the skull.
- Penetrating brain injury – As the name suggests, penetrating brain injuries involve an object breaking the skull and injuring the brain.
More specifically, TBIs can cover a wide range of particular types of head injuries, including:
- Brain hemorrhage, which involves internal bleeding in the brain.
- Brain contusion (bruising of the brain).
- Hematoma (blood clot in the brain).
- Diffuse axonal injury (DAI), which is a type of nerve tear often caused by the skull rapidly rotating and tearing the axon nerve fibers.
What are the warning signs of a concussion or TBI?
There are many different warning signs of a concussion or another type of TBI. Depending on what type of TBI you have, such warning signs may include:
- Frequent or severe headaches
- Memory loss
- Poor balance
- Difficulty staying awake
It’s critical that you take such symptoms seriously right away. If your TBI is not diagnosed and treated right away, the consequences can be very serious and perhaps even life-threatening in certain circumstances.
Doctors often run medical tests to diagnose whether you have a concussion or another type of TBI. The three most common tests for diagnosing a TBI include:
- Brain X-Ray
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
How can a lawyer help?
There are many different reasons why it’s important to have an attorney on your side if you sustained a TBI in a car accident. In particular, your lawyer can:
- Deal directly with the at-fault driver’s insurance company – This is critical since they will likely do everything they can to reduce or deny your injury claim.
- Thoroughly investigate your accident – To build a strong, successful legal case, you need proof of your injury and that the other driver was at fault. Your attorney can gather such evidence and make the case in support of your injury claim.
- Negotiate a better settlement offer – Often, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will make a lowball settlement offer in response to your concussion or TBI. Your attorney can demand more money at the negotiating table and make sure your voice is heard loud and clear.
- File a lawsuit on your behalf – Sometimes, the best way to get the money you deserve is to take legal action. This is especially true if the at-fault driver’s insurance company is acting in bad faith, including denying your injury claim.
Take your injury seriously. Contact us
The stakes are high after your concussion or TBI. Depending on the severity of your injury, the length of your recovery, and many other factors, you may be entitled to receive thousands of dollars or significantly more.
It’s also important to realize that you only have two years from the date of your car accident injury to take legal action. If you miss this deadline (known as the statute of limitations) you could miss out on your only opportunity to obtain the money you rightfully deserve.
Make your case matter. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with a Dallas car accident lawyer you can count on in a crisis. We personally handle every case and work closely with injury victims.
The Marye Law Firm – making a difference, one case at a time.