Brain injuries can cause devastating long-term consequences. Severe brain injuries can prevent a victim from returning to work, resulting in significant medical expenses over a person’s lifetime. Unfortunately, car accidents, workplace accidents, and other preventable accidents cause thousands of brain injuries yearly. When another party’s negligence causes an accident that results in a brain injury, the injured victim can pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit or insurance settlement.
When someone else is responsible for the accident that caused your brain injury, you need a skilled attorney on your side. The Dallas personal injury attorneys at Rochelle McCullough are prepared to provide you with excellent legal representation. We understand that the significant financial expenses related to your brain injury shouldn’t fall on your shoulders. Our legal team will fight diligently to obtain the total compensation you need and deserve. Contact Rochelle McCullough to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more about your legal options.
Types of Brain Injury Cases We Handle
When another person or company’s negligence causes a traumatic brain injury, the victim can pursue compensation from the at-fault party. The attorneys at Rochelle McCullough will investigate your case and determine which party or parties’ negligence caused the accident that resulted in your brain injury so we can begin holding them accountable. While brain injuries can occur in a variety of accidents, some of the most common causes of brain injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Sports and recreation accidents
- Workplace accidents, especially on construction sites
- Slip and fall accident
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Violent crimes such as wounds caused by stabbing and gunshots
Long-Term Consequences of Brain Injuries
An accident doesn’t need to be considered serious for a victim to suffer a brain injury. Even a slight injury can cause irreparable damage, especially because the brain controls a person’s body. Even if a victim didn’t pass out after an accident, he or she could still have suffered a brain injury that leads to long-term consequences. Doctors and scientists have discovered that some victims suffer from post-concussion syndrome which can cause negative side effects for over a year after the accident occurred.
Every brain injury case is unique, and each patient will have a unique combination of ongoing symptoms. Some of these symptoms may go away over time, but others may worsen, creating significant hardship. Brain injury patients benefit from working with a comprehensive medical team who will evaluate their condition and develop a custom treatment plan. Some of the long-term consequences of brain injuries include the following:
- Reduction of gross and fine motor skills
- Limited mobility
- Loss of inhibition
- Loss of cognitive abilities
- Loss of vision
- Loss of hearing
- Painful and debilitating headaches
- Mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD
- Sleep problems
- Memory loss
What Types of Compensation Are Available?
Has your accident left you with one or more of these long-term symptoms? If so, you will almost certainly need rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and assisted living services. Your need for ongoing care could last over a year and potentially for the rest of your life. The total cost of your medical care could be financially devastating for you and your family, so we recommend reaching out to an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. You may be wondering how much your brain injury case is worth.
The best way to get an idea of the value of your case is to discuss the case with an experienced personal injury attorney. Generally, the more serious and permanent the injuries, the more the plaintiff can obtain through an insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit. Rochelle McCullough offers potential clients a free case evaluation. Doing so can help you understand more about your case’s worth and legal rights without worrying about paying legal fees for the consultation. The damages available in a personal injury lawsuit will vary from case to case, but plaintiffs can pursue compensation to cover many of the following expenses:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of future earnings
- Ongoing care expenses
- Pain and suffering
How Long Do I Have to Pursue a Brain Injury Claim in Texas?
The thought of pursuing a lawsuit after being seriously injured in an accident can seem overwhelming. However, you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for your brain injury. It’s advisable to begin the process as soon as possible so your attorney can investigate your case and gather evidence. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to obtain evidence proving that the defendant’s negligence caused your brain injury. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the injury’s date. Once the two-year time frame has expired, a court will dismiss your case.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Skilled Dallas Brain Injury Attorney
Trying to recover from a brain injury can be frustrating and expensive. It can be physically and emotionally draining for you and your loved ones. When you work with the attorneys at Rochelle McCullough, you can rest assured that we will handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on your rehabilitation. Our attorneys will investigate your case, identify the party or parties liable for your injuries, and pursue the total and fair compensation you deserve. Contact the Dallas brain injury attorneys at Rochelle McCullough today to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation case evaluation.