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Texas Offers Programs to Traumatic Brain Injury Victims and Families

Texas Offers Programs to Traumatic Brain Injury Victims and Families

According to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, a Texan suffers a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, every four minutes. These severe injuries, caused by a sudden impact or trauma to the head, can cause damage that lasts for years or even a lifetime. That damage may include neurological impairment and loss of motor, cognitive and other functions. Anyone suffering a blow to the head can be at risk of a TBI, but those most commonly affected include car accident victims, athletes, military personnel, and shaken babies. With around 500,000 Texans living with TBI-caused disabilities, the state offers a series of programs to help victims and families cope, including:

  • Rehabilitation — Texas has a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services program that helps TBI victims receive physical, cognitive and occupational therapy to assist their re-integration into home and community life.
  • Information — Understanding brain injuries can be very difficult. The Texas Office of Acquired Brain Injury explains some of the relevant scientific information in understandable language.
  • Family support — Though its functions are now being reassigned to another board, the Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council published a helpful pamphlet that advises families on some important first steps they can take when supporting a loved one with a brain injury.

Symptoms resulting from head injuries might not be immediately apparent. Frequently, in situations such as vehicle accidents, severe trauma to other parts of the body might cause a TBI to be overlooked. Other times the harm might derive not from one incident, but an accumulation of head impacts over a period of time. When pain or other possible TBI effects are present, it is crucially important to schedule a thorough medical evaluation as soon as possible.

If you or a loved one is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, Hope & Causey, P.C. can explain your legal rights under Texas law. From our offices in Conroe and Kenedy, we help all types of injury victims pursue compensation. Call us at 936-441-4673 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

Our Offices

    • Conroe Office
      815 West Davis
      Suite 300
      Conroe, Texas 77301
      Phone: 936-441-4673
      Fax: 936-441-4674
    • Kenedy Office
      224 West Main Street
      Suite 200
      Kenedy, Texas 78119
      Phone: 830-583-3800
      Fax: 830-583-3804
    • San Antonio Office
      9901 I.H 10 West
      Suite 800
      San Antonio, Texas 78230
      Phone: 210-581-7778
    • Houston Office
      1040 Heights Blvd
      Houston, Texas 77008
      Phone: 832-626-3800