Austin Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
The Austin traumatic brain injury attorneys at the law offices of Buford & Gonzalez have been working on the behalf of personal injury victims since 1998. Our 20+ years of experience are defined by our reputation of successful cases and client satisfaction. If you are the victim of a traumatic brain injury in Austin, contact our law offices today to learn how we can help.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Austin
Anytime the head is impacted with force, a person may sustain a traumatic brain injury. This may occur because the head is hit with an object, because the skull and brain are actually punctured, or because the head (and therefore the brain) is shaken violently. In some cases, a traumatic brain injury can occur because of a lack of oxygen to the brain or a tragic medication error/interaction. Some of the top causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Car accidents;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Near-drowning incidents;
- Medical malpractice;
- Workplace accidents; and
- High school sports injuries.
The most common type of traumatic brain injury is a concussion. Concussions alter the way that the brain functions, and can have a permanent effect.
Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury
Some traumatic brain injuries will heal. However, there are many traumatic brain injuries that will leave a person with long-term impairment. The brain is extremely fragile, and when it is impacted with force, a person may suffer a loss or impairment of motor control, a change in emotions, cognitive disability, speech impairment, memory loss, sight impairment, balance impairment, and difficulty with communication and expression.
While some of the above side effects may improve with time depending upon the individual and the extent of the brain injury, others will not. When a brain injury is severe, a person may never be able to work and earn an income, may be unable to care for themselves physically, and may experience an impairment to their relationships. Additionally, a traumatic brain injury necessitates medical care, which can be extremely expensive.
Your Rights as the Victim of a Traumatic Brain Injury
As the victim of a traumatic brain injury, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injury if your injury would not have occurred but for the negligence of another party. If you can prove negligence, you can recover compensation for your economic and noneconomic losses, including your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and lost of earning capacity, permanent disability, and impairment of quality of life.
Contact Our Experienced Austin Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Today
When you are recovering from a brain injury, the last thing that you should have to worry about is how you will pay your medical bills or support your family. At the law offices of Buford & Gonzalez, our talented Austin personal injury lawyers will do what it takes to determine whether negligence contributed to your traumatic brain injury, and if so, what damages you may be able to reclaim by filing a civil action. To learn more, contact our lawyers today for a free case consultation.