Houston Brain Injury Lawyer
Among all injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in Texas. TBI is called the “silent epidemic” since its causes and effects are not well known among the general public. TBI has reached epidemic proportions in Texas to the point the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has labeled it a major public health injury. According to the CDC over 144,000 Texans a year sustain TBI, one life-altering injury every four minutes. The prevalence of disability from TBI is greater than those from AIDs, Alzheimer’s, stroke, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injuries. Brain injury is one of the comprehensively life changing injury to have. The loss of brain and mental functions, cherished memories, the ability to walk, to talk, feed yourself, can hardly be replaced by a financial award. What makes these injuries more disturbing is the fact they are often caused by the negligent acts of others. Brian White understands the stress this injury puts on the entire family. For nearly a decade now, Brian White has assisted the victims of brain injury to receive the full medical attention and financial compensation they need and deserve. We work hard to see that those who caused this injury are brought to justice.
Significant Lifetime Costs
Considering the effects of diminished brain function over a lifetime, we understand that your life or the life of your loved one has changed forever. Costs for physicians, rehabilitation services, and long-term around the clock care will mount quickly. When we take a case, we act quickly to gather evidence and establish liability. In brain injury cases this often requires significant resources to hire experts to investigate and prepare your case. Brian White is committed to providing the resources and expertise necessary to fully and successfully prosecute your case. Don’t wait to talk to a competent and compassionate brain injury attorney. We will fight hard to get you or your loved one the compensation you need and deserve.
Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries, both acquired brain injuries (ABI) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), occur for a variety of reasons. The symptoms in some cases do not appear immediately after an accident and may take days or weeks to fully develop. The severity of the symptoms usually indicate what type of injury, ABI or TBI the person has suffered. Often it’s a loved one who recognizes that something is different in an injured person and must intervene to get the care the injured person requires. Brain injuries can result from a variety of incidents including poorly performed surgeries, car accident, truck accident, criminal assault, contact sports, violently striking the head, an accident on the job to name just a few. If you suspect you or a loved one has suffered even a mild case of brain injury consult a physician, preferably a neurologist, immediately.
Mild Brain Injury
A mild brain injury is also known as a concussion.
- Brief (less than 15 minutes) loss of consciousness.
- A dazed, vacant stare right after the injury.
- Testing and scans may appear normal.
- Symptoms may not appear until later.
- “Post concussive syndrome” can include temporary headaches, dizziness, mild mental slowing and fatigue.
- Symptoms of mild brain injury usually improve over 1-3 months.
A moderate brain injury is one that results in a loss of consciousness that can last minutes or a few hours and is followed by a few days or weeks of confusion.
Physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral impairments may last for months or be permanent.
Severe brain injury almost always results in prolonged unconsciousness or coma lasting days, weeks, or months.
Brian White | Brain Injury Lawyer Houston
Call for a free consultation today. We never charge a fee until we win your case. The longer you wait to speak to an experienced attorney, the more difficult your case becomes to complete successfully. Brain injuries have strict time limits under the law to file your claim. Don’t compromise your rights to recover the compensation you need and deserve by waiting to act. We will listen to your concerns and answer your questions and fully advise you of all of your medical and legal options.