Houston Brain Injury Lawyer
Seeking Compensation After a Brain Injury
When a person’s carelessness results in harm to another person, the victim may have a right to take legal action. At The Daspit Law Firm, we are passionate about representing people who have sustained serious brain injuries in preventable accidents. When you bring your case to our firm, we may be able to help you obtain compensation for your losses, including past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We’re prepared to do what it takes to bring you the most compensation possible that you are entitled to by law. Contact a Houston personal injury attorney at the Daspit Law Firm for the help you need.
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Types of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can be classified as either traumatic or non-traumatic. Traumatic brain injuries result from either a strong outside force, such as whiplash, or a blow to the head by a foreign object, the ground, or another surface. This type of injury causes the brain to strike the inside of the skull, causing bruising and tearing that can lead to a host of consequences, including cognitive impairment, behavioral changes, chronic headaches, confusion, and more.
Types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) include:
- Contusion: Contusions are areas of bleeding (bruising) on the brain, which may have to be removed surgically.
- Concussion: The most common type of TBI, this injury results from a violent outside force or sudden change in momentum, such as might occur in a car accident (whiplash). Concussions can result in a loss of consciousness and may cause permanent injury.
- Coup-contrecoup: This injury results when an outside force is strong enough to cause the brain to strike one side of the skull and then snap back and hit the opposite side. Thus, the brain sustains bruising on both sides.
- Penetration: This injury results when a foreign object penetrates the skull and enters the brain. Gunshot wounds are a common cause of penetrative brain injuries.
- Diffuse axonal: A strong rotation of the head or violent shaking can result in severe tearing of nerve tissues throughout the brain, disrupting the brain’s normal communicative processes.
In contrast to TBIs, non-traumatic brain injuries result when the oxygen supply to the brain is severely limited or cut off. Without oxygen, brain cells can die, resulting in serious impairment. These types of injuries are commonly caused by things like poisonings, near-drownings, strokes, and other illnesses.
Non-traumatic brain injuries can be either anoxic or hypoxic.
- Anoxic brain injuries result from a complete lack of oxygen to the brain. Brain cells begin to die after four minutes without oxygen.
- Hypoxic brain injuries result when there is still a partial supply of oxygen, but not enough to maintain normal function.
Brain Injuries Caused by Negligence
Brain injuries often result from the negligence of another person. Examples include:
- Car accidents caused by intoxicated, fatigued, or speeding drivers
- Sports injuries in which a player was not removed from play after sustaining a serious blow to the head
- Assaults resulting from inadequate security at a business or university
- Slip and fall accidents resulting from poorly maintained flooring
- Birth injuries resulting from medical malpractice
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A brain injury can be life changing for a victim and his or her family. You shouldn’t have to suffer the financial consequences of your injury – you have already suffered enough. Talk to our firm today about how your potential personal injury lawsuit may help you obtain the equitable compensation you need to cover your losses and move forward with your life.
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