Houston Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Dedicated legal advocacy for serious brain injury victims in Texas
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are tricky. Medical experts call them “invisible injuries” because you can’t see them, but the effects can be incredibly significant. Further, many victims may not even know they sustained a TBI in an accident until hours or even days later. Brain injuries can affect a patient for months and years, and, in some cases, a lifetime.
When a brain injury happens because of another person’s negligence, you or your loved one deserve both help and compensation for your losses. These types of injuries can cost a lot of money in medical expenses, time off work, and more, and you shouldn’t be responsible when an accident wasn’t your fault. This is where the Kishinevsky Law Firm want to help. Our Houston attorneys will investigate your claim, advise you on next steps, and work with you to recover the compensation you need to move on to a brighter future. Talk to us today.
Your questions, answered
- What is a traumatic brain injury?
- What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?
- What are common causes of Houston brain injuries?
- What are the complications of a traumatic brain injury?
- How much is my Houston brain injury case worth?
- What is the time limit to file a Texas brain injury claim?
- Is there a traumatic brain injury attorney near me?
What is a traumatic brain injury?
Understanding the ins and outs of a serious brain injury can help you better understand the ins and outs of your case. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury that usually results from a violent jolt or blow to the head. It can also occur from a penetrating injury or when the head is whipped back and forth. A person will experience a TBI when an external event causes the brain to bounce around inside the skull, resulting in swelling, bleeding, or even a loss of oxygen. Anyone, at any age, can sustain a brain injury.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. More-serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. These injuries can result in long-term complications or death.” For many, TBIs are classified as catastrophic injuries because of their life-altering effects on a patient.
What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?
A TBI presents in a variety of ways, depending on the severity of the injury. Victims may show physical symptoms, cognitive symptoms, or both. These signs could appear immediately after the injury, or not until days or sometimes weeks later. However, a physician can diagnose and provide treatment for a possible TBI immediately, which is why it’s important to get medical attention after a head injury as soon as possible.
In the meantime, keep a lookout for the following signs and symptoms of moderate and severe brain injuries:
- Confusion or agitation
- Memory problems
- Behavior or mood changes
- Dilated pupils
- Blurred vision
- Vomiting or nausea
- Seizures or convulsions
- Sensitivity to smell and/or light
- Slurred speech
- Changes in sleep
Children or infants with a TBI may be restless, cry inconsolably, and refuse to eat or breastfeed.
What are common causes of Houston brain injuries?
Unfortunately, TBIs are a common injury after serious accidents. This shouldn’t diminish their significance, however. Traumatic brain injuries can cause long-term complications and disability, leading to struggles with paying bills for possibly the rest of your life. At the Kishinevsky Law Firm, we understand this and we want to help. We assist clients throughout the Houston area who suffered serious head and brain injuries from:
When another person or party’s negligence or recklessness caused your traumatic brain injury, it’s time to get an attorney involved. Don’t underestimate the long-term effects and complications of a TBI – a brain injury patient may live with these for a very long time.
What are the complications of a traumatic brain injury?
The Cleveland Clinic reports that moderate and severe brain injuries can result in permanent disability and brain damage. Patients with TBI have a higher risk of developing:
- Brain bleeds
- Depression, anxiety, and PTSD
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)
Other than CTE, which can only be diagnosed post-mortem, all of these conditions can require a lifetime of treatment, which can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. Our Houston attorneys work with your medical team to determine the entire scope of your losses – not just now, but in the future as well.
How much is my Houston traumatic brain injury claim worth?
In any personal injury claim, your attorney’s job is to prove negligence on the part of the defendant (the person who caused your injury). Then, we work to secure compensation for the damages those injuries have caused. This compensation varies on the severity of your TBI, the facts surrounding your case, and your personal circumstances.
In general, however, the team at Kishinevsky Law Firm works to secure the following types of compensation:
- Full coverage of your medical expenses, now and in the future
- Lost wages and future earning potential
- Rehabilitation and therapy expenses
- Damages for loss of quality of life
- Damages for pain and suffering
In case of extreme negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts, we also request a jury award punitive damages. Our Houston personal injury attorneys take all of these factors into account when building your case.
What is the time limit to file a Texas brain injury claim?
If you or someone close to you sustained a traumatic brain injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, remember that you only have a limited amount of time to file a legal claim. Here in Texas, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury (or from the date you could have reasonably known it occurred). Failure to take action could make you ineligible for compensation, which is why it’s so important to talk to an experienced Houston injury attorney as soon as you can after your accident.
Is there a traumatic brain injury attorney near me?
You can find the Kishinevsky Law firm at 13831 Northwest Fwy., Suite 312, in Houston. We offer plenty of parking, and there’s a bus stop right in front of our building. If you are too injured or disabled to come to us, we can come to your home, hospital, rehabilitation center, or set up a conference via telephone or Zoom. You can count on us.
Talk to our Houston brain injury lawyers today
Living with a traumatic brain injury can be challenging but securing legal help doesn’t have to be. The personal injury attorneys at the Kishinevsky Law Firm understand what you’re going through, and we want to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Let us help get your life back on track. Our consultations are always free. To get in touch with a member of our team, please call 832-529-1111 or fill out our contact form.