Head Injuries | Brain Damage
“We have successfully pursued brain injury cases caused by a wide variety of traumatic events. Every brain injury victim has a unique set of symptoms and related challenges. This necessitates different approaches to prove their damages and maximize their recoveries. Knowing how to effectively develop and present head injury and brain damage cases takes experience.”
Reputation and recognition tend to follow hard work and achievement. It's an honor to be recognized by The National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 25 Brain Injury Lawyers in Texas. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only through peer review and nomination. The Top 25 "exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in the area of specialty."
Traumatic brain injuries are classified as severe, moderate or mild. Even a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) can cause serious and lifelong problems and disabilities. To be a successful advocate for those with brain injury, it's essential to have intimate and special knowledge of brain anatomy, brain function and related injury diagnosis and treatment. The brain is the most complex structure in the known universe. Litigating brain injury cases can be equally complex, and is the most demanding of all injury-related litigation...by far.
Not every trial lawyer knows the intricacies of the brain, the pathology of brain injury or how to successfully put together and take to court a brain damage case. It takes years of study and actual case experience to know how to navigate brain injury lawsuits to successful resolution by settlement, or when necessary, by jury trial. Without vast knowledge and a base of experience, a trial lawyer simply cannot truly understand brain injury nor explain to a jury its true nature and the science and physiology behind it.
Is the disability the result of a primary or secondary brain injury, or both? Were there multiple and interrelated injuries and injury processes involved that produced the outcome? What are the treatment protocols for the various types and degrees of brain injury and how can they help alter patient results? Does there have to be a loss of consciousness for a brain injury to occur? Can there be brain damage even if CT scans and MRIs are negative and show a "normal brain" and if so, how can brain injury be proven when these tests are negative? What types of examination and testing can help verify and validate a brain injury? Can a concussion cause lasting brain damage? How can a head injury cause chronic headaches? What are the vascular components of brain damage? Can a person suffer a brain injury from a violent automobile collision without ever striking their head? Can brain injury cause clinical depression? Is a person with a brain injury more likely to develop certain brain disorders in the future? And how can a person be appropriately compensated for a brain injury when treating physicians have misdiagnosed the injury and their medical records erroneously state patient problems are the result of something else?
These questions, and many others, routinely arise in brain injury cases. Experienced and knowledgeable brain-injury lawyers not only know and anticipate these questions and issues, but have dealt with them before. We know the brain injury issues and the questions, and we have the answers. We also work closely with outstanding physicians, psychologists, clinicians, life care planners and economists in the preparation of our brain injury cases. These experts play a critical role in assisting us in explaining to insurance companies and juries the full nature and extent of a brain injury, what caused it and what the future will likely be for our clients moving forward.
Severe and moderate brain injuries obviously result in more significant disabilities and require a different approach to case preparation. Mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) and post-concussion syndrome cases are more common. And these cases are also more likely to be misunderstood and misdiagnosed, and are far more difficult to prove in a courtroom. We do not shy away from these cases because of these challenges. We welcome the challenge.
Through years of experience working with brain injury clients throughout Texas, we know of outstanding rehabilitation facilities, compassionate healthcare professionals and support organizations that can help. Connecting our brain-injured clients to these individuals and their services is a big part of what we do.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury or head injury, or suspect you may have, contact our office today to discuss your situation and legal options. It would be our honor to help you through this challenging time.