Brain Injury Lawyers Serving San Antonio
Give your injury the attention it deserves. We can fight for you.
A traumatic brain injury can change your life in an instant. Whether you sustained the injury or a loved one did, the impact on your lives can be dramatic. That’s why it’s critical that you fully understand all the legal options available to you.
Our dedicated legal team at Tracey Fox King & Walters in San Antonio can help you every step of the way. Our attorneys have years of experience handling complex cases. It’s the reason why we consistently obtain sizable settlements and verdicts, including a $19.5 million case result in a brain damage case involving medical negligence.
Whatever the circumstances of your brain injury, we want to help you rebuild your life. We want to help you hold the person responsible for your injury accountable for their actions. These are often very tough legal cases, but we’re prepared to rise to the challenge. We’re prepared to vigorously fight for your rights.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a term used to describe a wide range of brain injuries. In general, a TBI involves trauma to the head. Perhaps the most common TBI is a concussion, which involves a blow to the head or violently shaking the brain.
Most people think of concussions as being a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). But no brain injury is truly minor. Concussions can be serious, especially if they are not diagnosed or treated in a timely manner. Also, if someone is recovering from a concussion and sustains another concussion at the same time, they may sustain permanent brain damage.
Along with concussions, other types of brain injuries include:
- Brain hemorrhage (ruptured blood vessel in the brain resulting in internal bleeding)
- Cerebral edema (swelling of the brain caused by fluid developing in the brain)
- Skull fracture (skull bone being broken, resulting in a brain injury)
- Diffuse axonal (brain injury caused by rotating or shaking the brain)
- Coup-contrecoup (brain injury caused by brain hitting the inner lining of the skull)
Don’t underestimate the seriousness of your brain injury. Make sure you take your symptoms seriously right from the start. Otherwise, you might not get the treatment you need, and your medical condition could get worse. In certain extreme circumstances, some brain injuries can even be fatal. That’s why it’s important to act fast.
What should I do if I sustain a brain injury?
What should you do if you suspect that you or a loved one sustained a brain injury in an accident caused by someone else? Each case is different but there are certain steps most people should take. These include:
- Make sure you have a medical professional thoroughly examine you as soon as possible.
- Ask your doctor to conduct the appropriate diagnostic tests, which often include MRIs, X-rays or CT scans.
- Keep track of your symptoms. Write down how you feel, whether you’re dizzy or nauseous or experiencing other symptoms often associated with brain injuries.
- Follow your doctor’s advice. If you’re prescribed bed rest, then rest.
- If someone else caused your injury, the at-fault party’s insurance company might contact you. They will likely claim they simply want to ask you a few questions. Don’t talk to them. Anything you say can be used to deny your injury claim.
- If the at-fault party’s insurance company makes a settlement offer, think very carefully before you agree to accept it. Once you accept a settlement offer, you often cannot ask for additional money in the future. Insurance companies know this. That’s why they often make lowball settlement offers soon after an accident.
- Call an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you talk to a lawyer, the sooner you can learn more about your legal rights.
Who’s responsible for paying for my injury?
In general, the at-fault party (or the at-fault party’s insurance company) is responsible for paying for injury-related expenses. Expenses can add up fast. Add in future, long-term expenses and the value of your claim can be tens of thousands or millions of dollars.
Insurance companies know this. That’s why they do everything they can to reduce or deny your claim. If they’re successful, you could end up having to pay for your injury-related expenses yourself.
That’s not right. That’s why you need a lawyer on your side who can demand the compensation you deserve. An experienced attorney can negotiate with the insurance company or take legal action against them. Either way, you should not have to pay for someone else’s reckless behavior.
We want to help you get your life back on track. Contact us.
Many lawyers talk about what they can do for injury victims and their families. We believe actions – and results – speak louder than words. Our law firm has taken on some of the largest corporations and won sizable settlement and verdicts for catastrophic injury victims and their families.
We also realize what we do is about more than just money. It’s about holding people or companies responsible for their actions. It’s about making sure similar accidents hopefully never happen again in the future. It’s about justice.
Don’t wait to take legal action. In Texas, you only have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. If you miss that deadline, you could miss your only opportunity to obtain compensation. Contact our San Antonio office and schedule your free case evaluation now.