Brain Injury Lawyers in Irving, Texas
A brain injury is damage to the brain caused by a blow or penetrating force to the head. Brain injuries can vary in severity and should always be checked out right away by a doctor. A serious brain injury can cause coma, headaches, changes in memory, cognition or personality, and even death in the most severe cases. Symptoms include headaches, loss of consciousness, vision changes such as blurred vision, nausea, and changes in sleep patterns. Injuries to different areas of the brain may cause different problems with memory or other cognitive functions. Head or brain injuries are very common injuries in car accidents and other types of personal injury incidents. You may be wondering if you should seek legal advice regarding your personal injury and seek compensation from the at-fault party.
Seeking legal advice can help save time and money since your attorney can work out the terms of the settlement agreement for you. Brain injuries can be very costly and cause long-lasting effects that will require medical care in the future. Sufferers may lose tine from work and in severe cases, may be unable to do the type of work they once did before the injury. An attorney can make sure that you obtain fair compensation for your financial losses and for pain and suffering.
The first step in hiring a lawyer in a personal injuries claim is to request an office consultation so that the lawyer can begin evaluating your case. The attorney may have questions about when and where the accident occurred, what type of medical treatment you have received for your injuries and what symptoms you are currently experiencing. A serious car accident can cause injuries to multiple areas of your body in addition to head injuries. It is important to list all the medical providers and symptoms you can remember, though you will be able to add information later if the attorney decides to take your case.
Next the law office will gather evidence such as police reports and medical records detailing the extent of your injuries. In some cases, reconstruction experts may be consulted, or economic experts who can explain financial losses, particularly in severe cases that caused the loss of a person’s ability to perform in his or her chosen career. You may wish to keep a “pain journal” if you are still experiencing symptoms such as headaches, just in case you are required to testify about your symptoms later.
Most cases settle without a trial, although some do go to court. Filing a lawsuit may be considered controversial to some, but it is important to remember that drivers are required to have car insurance just in case accidents happen, which they do frequently. For more information on your potential claim, contact Zinda Law Group to set up an initial meeting to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.