Brain Injury Lawyers in Garland, Texas
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is most often caused by a violent blow to the head. Its major symptoms are an impairment of cognitive and/or physical abilities. It can also cause coma or an altered state of consciousness, as well as unusual emotional and mental behavior.
The brain is a very fragile and delicate organ. It is enclosed in the skull, which normally provides adequate protection, but in some cases, an external force can be severe enough to cause a skull fracture leading to brain injury. Auto and motorcycle accidents and violent acts are the leading causes of brain injury. Others include falling from heights.
In one recent highly publicized case, former NFL players alleged that the NFL doctors knew that constant concussions often sustained by players would lead to brain degeneration. At the end of a long career in the NFL, some players are saying they are left with permanent damage that can lead to depression, dementia, personality changes, early onset of Alzheimer’s and others.
Brain injuries can be temporary or permanent. They may cause total or partial disability.
1. Loss of consciousness
2. Memory loss for events immediately before or after the accident
3. Alteration in mental state at the time of the accident (e.g., feeling dazed, disoriented, or confused)
4. Focal neurological deficit(s) that may or may not be transient but where the severity of the injury does not exceed the following:
a. loss of consciousness of approximately 30 minutes or less;
b. after 30 minutes, an initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of 13-15; and
c. posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) not greater than 24 hours.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in the United States, there are currently 5.3 million individuals suffering from a traumatic brain injury that will have life-long effects.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Most traumatic brain injuries are a result of falls, followed by motor vehicle accidents and Struck by/against events (i.e., an event where the victim’s head was forcefully struck by or against an object). Many of the latter result in mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) and are often sports or recreation-related. For example, a football concussion or football head injury could be an MTBI; however, repeated sports injury to the head–or a more severe hit to the head–can lead to a more serious traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury can be caused by shaking (as in Shaken Baby Syndrome), a direct blow to the head (concussion), or impact from a bullet, knife or other sharp object that forces hair, skin, bone and fragments from the object into the brain (penetration injury).
In Texas, personal injury cases occur every year and they involve a situation where someone is injured because of another’s negligence. These types of accidents often occur on the roadways. One driver may be speeding, texting while driving or driving drunk and cause an accident. If you have been injured in this type of accident, then you may have a personal injury claim.
Personal injury cases also occur in the workplace. You might be run down by a careless
In Texas, there’s a statute of limitations on most types of personal injury claims. This means you have a set time limit where you can file. Once the time has expired, you will not be able to file a claim. Often, those who file a claim right away fare better in the legal system than those who wait for months before filing.
At Zinda Law Group PLLC, we encourage victims to reach out for professional help from an experienced Garland lawyer. Our firm gives you the benefit of years of experience and our staff and lawyers are caring and compassionate individuals who understand what you are going through.
Regardless of how your accident occurred or what happened, we invite you to contact us if you believe someone else was responsible for your injuries. Our lawyers offer free case evaluations so that you can sit down with a Garland personal injury lawyer and discuss your case. If we believe that you have a valid claim, we will work with you to get the highest possible settlement. We speak to witnesses, gather evidence and prepare to win in court, but we do try to settle outside court because this if usually faster and less expensive for you. We will inform you of your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve for things like pain & suffering, lost wages, ongoing medical treatments, and medical bills.
We handle a wide range of cases and no claim is too large or too small. If you think you may have a personal injury claim, then please call us today for your free appointment. We work on a contingency fee basis and never charge you for things like courts costs and filing fees until your case is settled.
Check out just a few of the many types of Garland personal injury claims we handle:
Contact Zinda Law Group Today for help
Our Garland law firm works with victims everyday who have been injured in some type of accident where another person, company or entity was responsible. We never charge a thing until we win your case. You won’t have to worry about court costs and legal fees unless we win your case. Speak to one of our Garland personal injury lawyers today to schedule your free appointment.