Helping Those Suffering from Brain Damage
Brain injuries are incredibly serious. Our brain is responsible for our ability to breathe, speak, move, and countless other important functions that we need to survive. A brain injury can completely change your life for the worse. Something simple, such as cooking yourself breakfast in the morning, may become an insurmountable task after suffering brain damage.
We at The Lenahan Law Firm understand just how devastating these injuries can be. Marc Lenahan has served as the President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Texas in 2012 and is the only Attorney on the board. Even our law firm shares a building with Pate Rehab's Dallas location. We see victims of brain injuries every day and have worked with many of them on personal injury cases, fighting to get them the compensation they deserve for their injuries. If you suffered brain damage due to someone else’s negligence, contact our firm at (214) 295-1008. We’re waiting to help you.
What Accidents May Lead to Brain Injuries?
The brain is encased in hard bone that makes up the skull, which provides protection by ensuring that most blows and impacts don’t result in an injury. But there are many accidents that can apply enough force to your body that your skull can’t prevent serious internal damage.
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck, bus & 18-wheeler accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Workplace accidents
- Airplane and Aviation accidents
In certain cases, the accident victim may be able to move and speak normally, yet may be unable to function as he or she did before the accident. Recovering from brain injuries often requires extensive physical and cognitive therapy, which is more effective when applied quickly after the accident. That is why knowing what a brain injury looks like is so important.
Severe brain injuries may result in symptoms like:
- Blurred vision
- Speech problems
- Severe loss of cognitive ability
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss
- Loss of hearing
- Sleeping problems
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, even when done successfully, are very often life-changing.
What Are Different Types of Brain Injuries?
The brain is a complex organ. There are many ways it can be injured and damaged. The type of injury that you experienced will bring unique challenges as you heal. Knowing what kind of brain injury you are suffering from can help you seek out proper medical care and determine the amount of compensation you can recover. Some of the more common brain injuries we have seen are:
Concussions: Concussions are among the most common brain injuries. They are usually the result of a hard blow to the head or from violent shaking of the skull. But being commonplace does not mean they aren’t serious and serve concussions can have an intense impact on your day-to-day life.
Contusions: A contusion is a brain bleed, usually as a result of a hard blow to the head. Bleeding in the brain is incredibly serious, and immediate surgery may be necessary to fix the issue.
Penetration wounds: Brain penetrations are almost always catastrophic. This means the brain has physically been pierced by something, often shrapnel, a knife, or a bullet. Such a blow can completely destroy parts of the brain, leading to permanent disability.
Intracranial Hematomas: Similar to a contusion, this injury means there is severe bleeding in the brain. Intracranial hematomas happen when blood vessels around the brain rupture, which causes a pool of blood to form between the skull and the brain. This often leads to serious, and potentially permanent, brain damage.
The Dangers of Brain Damage
There is no overstating just how dangerous brain injuries can be. The body relies on the brain for every command and impulse. If your brain is damaged, it can have serious ramifications in terms of your ability to move, speak, breathe, or even go to the bathroom. Severe brain damage often leads to permanent disability. That means you may have to seek a new job or career if you are no longer able to perform your normal duties. You may even have to renovate your home or move if your current house does not fit your new needs. All of that, combined with the surgeries, physical therapy, and multiple hospital visits, mean- that a brain injury will not only impacts your day-to-day life but also your bank account.
Pulling yourself out of medical debt is no easy task, especially when you are unable to work. However, if your brain injury was someone else’s fault, you may have a solution. Filing a personal injury claim means that you can demand proper compensation from the at-fault party and their insurance provider. With a strong legal team by your side, recovering damages may be just what you need to finally heal from your injury.
Why Choose The Lenahan Law Firm?
At The Lenahan Law Firm, we are dedicated to assisting clients who have been severely injured as a result of the negligence of another and to recovering the maximum compensation for their losses. A Dallas 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.
We believe that the sooner you retain a skilled lawyer, the better. Call now at (214) 295-1008 for a free initial consultation.
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- Brain Injury Association of America – Texas Division
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