What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are typically suffered in accidents or falls. Symptoms can develop within weeks or even months after the accident. They can range from fatigue and depression, to impaired memory loss, irritability, emotional outbursts, or a change in personality. Traumatic brain injuries often have lasting effects on a victim’s personal relationships, job prospects, and emotional well-being. As a result, those who suffer brain injuries often face the very difficult task of doing intensive therapy to fully recovery. While symptoms can lessen over time, most victims suffer permanent damage and may never fully recovery and must figure out how to manage their lives moving forward. Many serious brain injuries are not only permanent in nature, but so severe that the damage to the brain can lead to either a persistent vegetative state or death. The following are some of the losses one may suffer from a serious brain injury:

  • Loss of Limb Mobility
  • Loss of Movement in Limbs
  • Loss of Personality
  • Loss of Memory
  • Loss of Balance
  • Loss of Spatial Reasoning
  • Loss of Speech
  • Loss of Senses
Although brain injuries can occur accidentally, if it is caused by the negligence of another party by a car accident, truck accident, construction accident, slip and fall or any other act, you may have a claim for legal damages. Why Do I Need a Lawyer? Traumatic brain injuries come at great expense. Medical care, vocational rehabilitation and on-going therapy costs add up quickly. Some victims will require a care provider for the remainder of their lives. The average person simply cannot keep up with mounting bills. Our attorneys work to hold all liable parties accountable for their negligent actions. They work with a team of industry experts to determine the amount of compensation needed to cover current and future medical expenses. Rather than settling for the first offer an insurance company makes, they are willing to take your case as far as it needs to go in order to secure full financial recovery. Representative Case: Our client was stopped on his motorcycle at a stop sign. A box truck being driven by an employee who was acting within the course and scope of his employment, rear ended our client causing a mild, traumatic brain injury. Our client was life flighted to a hospital for immediate medical care. We employed several experts on our client’s behalf including a life care planner, a neuropsychologist and a vocational specialist to determine lost earning capacity. We secured a confidential settlement on our client’s behalf. Brain injuries can result from car, truck, bike and motorcycle accidents as well as slip and falls and construction site accidents. Brain injuries can range from mild traumatic brain injuries that result in loss of consciousness for less than 30 minutes to severe traumatic brain injuries where unconsciousness can last up to 6 hours. Post-concussion Syndrome is also a brain disorder that may last for weeks after a head injury that does not result in loss of consciousness. Severe brain injuries can cause serious cognitive defects affecting attention, concentration, impulsiveness, memory and language processing. Mild traumatic brain injury symptoms can include headaches, fatigue, memory loss, sleep disturbances, dizziness, loss of balance, depression, seizures, nausea and mood changes. Brain injuries are often the most psychologically damaging injury to family and friends of the victim because some brain injuries are very difficult to notice from a casual face to face conversation with the victim yet the victim has much more trouble relating to family and friends and interpreting their emotions as they did prior to the accident that caused the injury. Often times, MRI and CAT scans are normal but the other symptoms mentioned above are present and while medically considered “mild” the effects on family and the injured person can be devastating. That is just one reason why the need for experienced experts in neuropsychology are needed to successfully prosecute the brain injury claim in a lawsuit. Bristol & Dubiel LLP has a bank of experts with which to consult on your brain injury case. Bristol & Dubiel LLP has been representing clients involved in serious accidents resulting in brain injuries in Dallas Fort Worth area and in North Texas counties for over 15 years. Call us at 214.880.9988 and you WILL speak with one of our brain injury attorneys.]]>