Houston Brain Injury Lawyers
We can file a claim or a lawsuit for the compensation you deserve
Brain injuries caused by someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior are serious legal matters. If you or a loved one sustained a severe brain injury, the impact on your family’s lives can be overwhelming and life-changing.
Knowing what to do in these situations can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear. That’s why it’s important that you talk to a lawyer right away familiar with cases involving catastrophic injuries. That’s why we want to meet with you.
$19.5 million case result – permanent brain damage due to medical negligence
The attorneys at Tracey Fox King & Walters in Houston can help you every step of the way. We know how to investigate these cases. We know what evidence to look for. Most importantly, we’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to do the job right.
You’ll notice the difference the first time you meet with one of our lawyers. We never take anything we granted. We take the time to find out what happened to you. That way, we can create a strategy that addresses your unique legal needs. Your case matters here.
Types of brain injuries
Doctors use different tests to determine the severity of someone’s brain injury. The two most common tests to determine whether a head injury is mild or severe are the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS). Common brain injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – A term used to describe a wide range of brain injuries.
- Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) – As the name suggests, a less severe type of TBI.
- Concussion – A brain injury caused by a blow to the head.
- Skull fractures – Head injury involving the skull bone being broken or fractured.
- Diffuse axonal – A brain injury caused by shaking or severe rotation of the brain.
- Coup-contrecoup – An injury to the brain caused by brain bumping up against the inner lining of the skull.
Whatever type of brain injury you’re dealing with, make sure you take your head injury seriously right from the start. Seek immediate medical attention, then talk to an attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights.
Warning signs and symptoms
It’s important to pay attention to the symptoms of a brain injury. While the warning signs can vary from one injury to another, many brain injury victims experience the following symptoms:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Ringing in the ears
- Memory loss
- Poor balance
Don’t ignore these symptoms. What might seem like something minor could be the warning sign of a serious and life-threatening brain injury. If not treated promptly, some brain injuries can get worse or even result in death.
Common causes of brain injuries
Head injuries caused by someone else’s reckless or negligent actions involve many different types of accidents, including:
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Construction accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
Whatever the circumstances of your brain injury, it’s critical that you get the support and care you need after your accident. That’s why it’s important to talk to a lawyer who knows how to handle complex legal cases.
How much can I receive for my injury?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to your head injury claim. The bottom line is you should be compensated for all expenses related to your injury. Many people only consider short-term expenses. It’s important to also include long-term future expenses when calculating the estimated value of your claim, including:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance fees
- Diagnostic testing
- Hospital bills
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy
- In-home medical care
- Replacement income during recovery
- Lost future income if you cannot return to work
- Pain and suffering in certain circumstances
All these expenses can quickly add up to thousands or even millions of dollars. What’s more, if you don’t demand the compensation you deserve, you could end up having to pay for your own expenses out of your own pocket. That’s why it’s critical that you have the right attorney on your side, fighting for your rights.
Our attorneys take brain injury cases seriously. Contact us.
Our legal team has a well-earned reputation in Houston and throughout Texas for being dedicated lawyers focused on results. We can conduct an independent investigation of your accident and deal with insurance companies on your behalf. That way, you can focus on what matters most – your recovery.
The clock is running after your injury. In Texas, you must file a lawsuit or take other legal action within two years of your accident. If you miss that deadline (known as the statute of limitations) you could miss out on your only opportunity to obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Learn more about your legal rights. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation. We can meet with you in our Houston office, your home or your hospital room. We simply want to help you get your life back on track.