Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Get Justice for Conroe Families
Helping Texas TBI victims recover financial compensation after an accident
Each year, 144,000 Texans suffer a traumatic brain injury. That means that someone suffers life-altering head trauma every four minutes in our state. Currently, there are more than 380,000 Texans who live with a debilitating brain injury. Each year, 5,700 more of our neighbors, family and friends sustain a brain injury that causes permanent disability. At the law firm of Hope & Causey, P.C., we help victims of head injuries get justice. Our attorneys represent the families of head injury victims who have suffered cognitive impairment, coma or death.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any injury to the brain caused by force or impact. These injuries are also called intracranial injuries and are usually caused by a sudden deceleration or application of force to the head. When the head is struck, the brain can suffer bleeding, bruising and even the tearing of nerve fibers. We help victims of TBI seek compensation so that they can afford the medical care that they need.
Common causes of intracranial injuries
Nearly any type of accident can cause a traumatic brain injury. Falls often result in head injuries, as do assaults. Motor vehicle accidents commonly cause head trauma when a passenger’s head hits a windshield or a motorcyclist hits their head on the ground. Pedestrian accidents can lead to impacts between the head and moving or fixed objects. Brain injuries also occur during sporting events. Our firm represents TBI victims who have been involved in any type of accident.
What types of damage can a head injury cause?
Head injuries can range from mild concussions to debilitating and permanent damage. Initial injuries occurring at the time of impact, called primary brain damage, include skull fractures, bleeding and blood clots. Secondary brain damage, which occurs later, is caused by brain swelling, increasing pressure in the brain cavity and seizures. Some of the most common long-term effects of brain damage include:
- Cognitive deficits, including impairments in thinking and learning skills
- Sensory issues
- Motor-control problems
- Behavioral changes
- Communication problems
- Difficulty swallowing
Doctors usually classify TBIs into two categories. Open-head injuries occur when the skull is broken or penetrated, causing an object or bone to damage a specific area of the brain. Closed-head injuries are the result of a blow to the skull that does not cause the skull to break, but still impacts the brain inside. Both types of TBI can be either major or minor, and both can be deadly. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, our attorneys will focus on your needs.
Trust us to provide your family with skilled representation in your brain injury claim
Brain injuries have an impact on their victim as well as that victim’s family. At Hope & Causey, P.C., we assist families in getting the compensation they need. From our offices in Conroe, Kenedy, San Antonio and Houston our experienced attorneys help families pursue damages for medical bills, lost wages and diminished earning capacity. Call us now at 936-441-4673 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.