Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury
Past President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Texas
Marc Lenahan is a Past President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Texas 2012, and is the only Attorney on the board. Our law firm also shares a building with Pate Rehab's Dallas location.
Kathleen M. Kearney is an attorney, a registered nurse who is board certified in pediatrics, the President of the Texas Chapter of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, and is on faculty at a State University. We don't just list "Brain Injury" on our website; we actually work to help those with traumatic brain injury (TBI) all the time.
The severity of a brain injury caused by an accident ranges from mild to severe.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS) states that a closed head injury may be very difficult to recognize and diagnose due to the fact that current imaging technology does not register these injuries in a reliable manner. A severe brain injury is a traumatic event for the accident victim and the victim's family, especially when the injured person's personality changes, which are a common symptom. Surgery is often an urgent need in order to remove leaking blood and damaged tissue and prevent death or further damage to other areas of the brain.
Accidents Leading to Brain Injury
Brain injuries are common occurrences in:
In certain cases, the accident victim may be able to move normally and speak normally, yet be unable to function as he or she did before their accident. More severe brain injuries may result in more obvious symptoms such as paralysis, blindness or severe loss of cognitive ability. Since the brain governs all basic functions of the body, emergency surgery may be necessary to prevent death depending upon the location and extent of the injury. These injuries are expensive to treat and are very often life-changing.
At Lenahan Law Firm, we are dedicated to assisting clients who have been severely injured as a result of the negligence of another to recover the maximum compensation for their losses. A brain injury lawyer at our firm will utilize a wide range of resources such as medical authorities, accident reconstruction experts, engineers and respected life planning professionals in order to construct a comprehensive claim for damages. If a trial is necessary to obtain a fair settlement and maximize compensation, many expert witnesses may be used to ensure that the jury understands the extent and effects of this type of injury.
Why hire a Dallas personal injury attorney?
We understand the complexity of brain injuries and the stress that is placed on the family as a result. Because each personal injury lawyer at our firm focuses solely on severe injury cases and only handles a few cases at a time, your case could receive concentrated attention. We believe that the sooner you retain a skilled lawyer, the better.
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