More than 5.3 million Americans are currently living with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). And this year alone, at least 2.5 million others will sustain a new TBI that may leave them with long-term – if not permanent or life-threatening – health complications.1
While these TBI facts are grim, they pale in comparison to the impacts of serious TBIs – and the fact that, in many cases, traumatic brain injuries would have been preventable if someone else had simply been more careful, responsible, and/or attentive.
At Crockett Law, P.C., our Houston lawyers are dedicated to helping TBI survivors and their families pursue justice and recovery when negligence has contributed to their injuries. Although no sum of money can make up for the impacts of TBIs – especially deadly TBIs, pursuing compensation can be the key to providing survivors with essential financial support for their overall recoveries.
Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
TBI symptoms will vary according to the location of the brain injury (i.e., which part of the brain was injured), as well as the severity of that injury. In general, however, mild TBI symptoms can include:
- Confusion, disorientation and/or concentration problems
- Dizziness and/or headaches
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Balancing problems
- Difficulties falling asleep or waking from sleep
- Memory impairments
- Mood swings, increased anxiety and/or depression
- Sensitivity to light and/or sound
- Blurry vision.
When TBIs are moderate to severe, the symptoms may include any of the above, as well as:
- Persisting nausea and/or vomiting
- Persisting or intensifying headaches
- Loss of sensation in the fingers and/or toes
- Clear discharge from the eyes and/or nose
- Coordination difficulties
- Problems waking up (from sleep)
- Difficulties speaking
- Deep, persisting confusion
- Significant memory and attention problems
- Aggressiveness, extreme agitation or irritability
- Serious perception impairments
- Other dramatic mood and personality changes.
Traumatic Brain Injury Causes
The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. include:
- Falls, including slip and fall accidents
- Accidents involving an object hitting or striking someone’s head
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Assaults and violent attacks.
Other common causes of TBIs can include (and are by no means limited to):
- Sports accidents, particularly those associated with contact sports (e.g., football, ice hockey, rugby)
- Combat and shrapnel
- Bicycle and tricycle accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Trampoline and playground accidents.
Recovery Options for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors
Immediate medical treatment may be vital for those who have sustained traumatic brain injuries. Although the precise course of treatment that’s appropriate for a given TBI survivor will vary according to the severity of the brain injury, TBI treatments can include (and may not be limited to):
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy.
When any type of negligent or reckless actions may have contributed to TBIs, there may also be options for financial recovery – and a Houston TBI attorney at Crockett Law, P.C. is ready to explain these options and help survivors get on the road to recovery and justice.
Contact a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer at Crockett Law, P.C.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, contact a Houston personal injury lawyer at Crockett Law, P.C. to learn more about your best options for financial recovery.
You can call (281) 953-1180 or email us via the contact form on this page to schedule a free, no obligations initial consultation with us today. We are here for you, ready to help and support you throughout the recovery process.
From offices based in Houston, we provide exceptional legal service and representation to people throughout Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County and the state of Texas.
1: According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)