Our brain injury attorneys in Dallas realize how TBIs change the lives of victims and those who love them. We particularly understand the financial burdens that come from mounting medical bills and from being unable to work due to the injury. Our goal is to ease those burdens and help accident victims in Dallas and anywhere in Texas to move forward in life.

If you or a loved one has suffered TBI because of the negligence of another person, you can count on Tate Law Offices, P.C., to work hard on your case and seek maximum recovery for you.

Why Should You Get Help from a Lawyer After Suffering Traumatic Brain Injury?

When you contact brain injury lawyers at Tate Law Offices, P.C., you will receive assistance from a legal team that knows how to thoroughly investigate a traumatic brain injury case and pursue a full, fair, and timely financial recovery.

Because TBI can occur in many different situations, we believe it will help you to work with a lawyer who has experience in handling a wide range of accident cases, including:

  • Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents – An auto accident victim may suffer TBI from his or her head striking the dashboard or windshield. Additionally, a motorcyclist or bicyclist may experience significant brain injury despite wearing a helmet. Often, TBI results from the brain moving within the skull upon impact in a crash.
  • Construction accidents – Construction workers can suffer TBI in falls from roofs, scaffolds, and ladders, regardless of whether they are wearing protective headgear. They may also suffer TBI from being struck by falling objects such as tools, wood, bricks, and other building materials.
  • Slip and falls – Visitors to private, commercial, or public properties may suffer TBI in falls that are caused by dangerous conditions on the premises, including slick floors, poor lighting, uneven pavement, broken railings, and concealed holes.
  • Falls in nursing homes – Unfortunately, due to the negligence of a nursing home’s staff, an elderly resident may suffer TBI in a fall. Medication errors and lack of a proper diet can cause residents to fall due to dizziness. A nursing home may also fail to provide a resident with adequate foot-ware or walking devices, exposing them to the risk of a fall.
  • Sports- and recreation-related accidents – In contact sports like football and soccer, the failure of coaches and trainers to properly manage a brain injury such as a concussion may cause a young person to suffer serious harm.

Our law firm also has a keen understanding of the consequences of TBI, including:

  • Medical treatment – A TBI victim may need surgery, hospitalization in an intensive care unit and/or special brain injury rehabilitation unit, ongoing outpatient therapy, medication, and around-the-clock care from a family member or home health aide.
  • Income – A person who has suffered TBI may be unable to work for a prolonged period as he or she recovers. In many cases, the victim may never return to work or may be able to work only at a job that pays much less than what he or she earned before.
  • Family members – The injury victim is not the only one who suffers. Family members may lose the care and companionship of a loved one who has TBI. They may also be burdened with attending to the victim’s everyday needs.

If another person’s careless or reckless actions caused you or a loved one to suffer TBI, the brain injury attorneys of Tate Law Offices, P.C., can put our skills, experience, and resources to work for you in pursuing just compensation.

In many cases, our brain injury lawyers can resolve a matter without the need to file a lawsuit. We can deal directly with insurance companies and pursue a full and fair settlement. However, if a case must go to trial, we will be ready to put forth a carefully prepared case on your behalf.

We believe this is why it is important to get legal help after you or a family member suffers TBI in an accident through no apparent fault of your own.

How Do You Know If You Have Suffered TBI in an Accident?

Traumatic brain injury ranges in severity. According to information from the Baylor Health Care System, it depends on the extent and location of brain tissue damage. The three levels of TBI are:

  • Mild – A concussion is an example. A person may experience headaches, balance difficulties, and trouble with concentration for only a brief period after the injury occurs. At the same time, the person may be at risk of suffering more severe harm if they have a repeat concussion.
  • Moderate – This is commonly referred to as a post-concussion syndrome. This is when the physical, cognitive and emotional problems caused by TBI linger for a prolonged period.
  • Severe – This level may be reached if tissue damage is not localized but rather spread throughout the brain. It is called a diffuse axonal injury. A coma or death may result.

As our Dallas brain injury lawyers have seen, many people suffer mild-to-moderate TBI in auto accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, or workplace accidents without even realizing it.

If you have been in an accident, you should focus on the signs and symptoms of TBI, which include:

  • Loss of consciousness for any amount of time
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Persistent, strong headaches
  • Confusion and dizziness
  • Loss of balance and coordination
  • Blurred vision or sensitivity to light
  • Ringing in the ears or sensitivity to sounds
  • Slurred speech or other difficulties with talking
  • Ongoing fatigue
  • Loss of memory (amnesia)
  • Difficulties with concentration or thinking clearly
  • Changes in mood or behavior, including depression and anxiety.

You should always go to a doctor after you have been in an accident – and especially if you are experiencing any of the above indications of TBI. A doctor can assess the extent of brain damage you may have suffered based on a series of tests and a careful examination of X-ray, MRI, or CT scan results.