Traumatic brain injuries can change your life in an instant. Though many assume these injuries only happen to professional athletes, they can happen to anyone. Not only are these injuries painful, but they can have life-altering impacts on the victims. If you suffered a brain injury as the result of another person’s negligence, you could be eligible for financial compensation. Keep reading to learn more and discover how Houston personal injury attorneys can help you navigate your claim.
What Are the Kinds of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Unfortunately, due to the number of ways the brain can sustain an injury, there are a multitude of injuries that a victim can sustain. A traumatic brain injury can occur whenever someone endures a violent blow to the head, causing the brain to jolt against the inside of the skull. This causes bruising, twisting, and bleeding. Similarly, if something penetrates the brain, like a bullet, it can cause injury.
Some of the most common types of traumatic brain injuries that can occur, include the following:
- Diffuse axonal injury
- Second Impact Syndrome
However, the most commonly known traumatic brain injury is a concussion. While this is one of the milder injuries, it should still be taken seriously. Unfortunately, because it is relatively easy to sustain a concussion, many will suffer multiple over the course of their life, which can only exacerbate the damage and symptoms.
Am I Eligible for Compensation if I Suffered a TBI?
While you may have sustained a concussion as a young athlete, you may have suffered an injury that caused another severe injury. For example, if you slipped on an unmarked wet patch in the supermarket and hit your head, you may be able to sue the store for the damages they caused. Similarly, if you suffered a contusion as the result of a negligent driver crashing into you, they would be held liable for your injuries.
However, you must ensure you file a claim within two years from the date of the injury. This is the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Texas.
Can a Lawyer Help?
When you’re the victim of a personal injury, it’s vital to enlist the help of a competent attorney. They will help ensure you get the correct amount through your settlement. Generally, the insurance company of the negligent provider will try to settle based on the evidence you and your attorney have presented. If you do not accept the claim, it will elevate to court, where the presence of an experienced lawyer is crucial.
If you’ve suffered injury as a result of the negligence of another party, don’t wait to contact the Gonzalez Law Group. We will provide you with quality representation and fight to provide you with the best outcome for the circumstances surrounding your situation.