Traumatic head and brain injuries vary in size, scale, and severity. A serious head or brain injury could lead to equally severe medical complications, including the inability to care for oneself, and in the worst-case scenario, a long-term comatose state. A person may suffer a traumatic head injury in many different types of accidents, including motor vehicle crashes on a busy highway (such as on Texas State Highway 4, which has busy traffic), slip and fall accidents (such as at a restaurant or bar), pedestrian accidents, construction accidents, and bicycle accidents.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious head injury in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you need a skilled legal team by your side every step of the way. The knowledgeable Brownsville traumatic head and brain injury lawyers at Kenny Perez Law are ready to help you pursue monetary recovery for your injuries and will help you recover the compensation that you need for the serious injuries you sustained in your accident.
Please speak with us today for more information about how we could assist with your Brownsville traumatic head and brain injury case.
Accidents That Can Lead to Traumatic Head Injuries in Brownsville
Several types of accidents may lead to serious and traumatic head or brain injuries. One such accident is a car crash—especially one that occurs at a high rate of speed. In a forceful impact collision, the accident victim could strike his or her head on the steering wheel, window, or headrest, suffering a traumatic head injury in the process. Traumatic head injuries can also happen in slip and fall accidents that occur on someone else’s premises, such as in Downtown Brownsville—especially if the accident victim strikes his or her head on the floor or ground.
Severe head injuries are also possible in bicycle, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents that occur on roadways in and around Brownsville. Cyclists and pedestrians do not have a metal shell surrounding them at the time of their impact, and if their head strikes the ground, they can suffer a bad head injury. Even if the cyclist is wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle or motorcycle, helmets can crack, and when they do, serious and traumatic head injuries can result.
Finally, traumatic head injuries are common in the construction and building industry’s many projects in the area. When workers are on tall ladders and scaffolding for many hours during the day, they could fall to the ground and land on their heads, suffering a serious injury.
If you or a person you care about has suffered a traumatic head or brain injury in an accident that someone else caused, you may be eligible to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault person or entity. The skilled Brownsville traumatic head injury lawyers at Kenny Perez Law could help you pursue the compensation you need for your head injury. If the at-fault person’s insurance company refuses to offer you adequate compensation, we could litigate your case in the Texas state court system.
Types of Brownsville Traumatic Head Injuries
Serious and traumatic head injuries come in varying shapes and sizes. One type of head injury that an accident victim might sustain is a concussion or a ‘brain bruise.’ These injuries happen when the force of an impact to the head causes the brain to move around inside the skull and strike the front or back of the skull. Symptoms of minor concussions often include headaches and some mild memory losses. However, more serious concussions can result in long-term memory losses and other serious complications.
More serious traumatic brain injuries resulting from an impact on the head might cause the accident victim to require around-the-clock care and treatment. The most serious injuries could leave an accident victim in a permanent vegetative state or coma.
As part of a traumatic brain injury claim or lawsuit, the accident victim could pursue monetary compensation for past related medical treatment, as well as for anticipated future care and treatment. You may need an expert analysis of future medical costs by a skilled medical professional. If impairments are permanent, additional compensation could be available.
Pursuing Monetary Compensation in a Head Injury Case
Accident victims who suffer traumatic head injuries in a motor vehicle collision, pedestrian accident, construction accident, or some other incident have the legal burden of proof in their cases. Specifically, they must demonstrate that the at-fault person behaved unreasonably under the circumstances, resulting in the accident in which they suffered their injuries. In addition, they must demonstrate, through medical testimony, that their traumatic head injury was a direct and proximate result of the accident. In some instances, a medical provider might need to draft a medical opinion letter that states this fact to a reasonable degree of medical certainty.
Assuming the accident victim can prove the legal elements of his or her claim, the accident victim could recover monetary compensation for past and future medical treatment and care. If the accident victim can no longer work, then he or she could pursue compensation for loss of earning capacity. The accident victim might also be entitled to recover damages for all of the pain, suffering, inconvenience, and lost quality of life that resulted from the traumatic head injury.
The knowledgeable Brownsville traumatic head and brain injury lawyers at Kenny Perez Law will do everything possible to maximize the value of your claim or lawsuit and recover the compensation that you deserve for your severe head injury.
Contact a Brownsville Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer About Your Injuries Today
The knowledgeable attorneys at Kenny Perez Law can assist you with pursuing a personal injury claim to seek monetary compensation and damages for your traumatic head or brain injury.
Kenny Perez Law
847 E. Elizabeth Street
Brownsville, Texas 78520
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