Texas Brain Injury Lawyer

November 8, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Brain injuries are some of the most devastating and life-altering injuries a person can endure. They can affect every aspect of an individual's life, from their ability to work and maintain relationships to their capacity to perform everyday tasks. These injuries often result in substantial medical expenses, lost income, and considerable pain and suffering.

Securing fair compensation following a brain injury accident requires a deep understanding of personal injury law, meticulous attention to detail when gathering evidence, robust negotiation skills when dealing with insurance companies, and the resilience to take on complex legal battles if necessary.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we are committed to advocating for brain injury victims in Texas with unwavering dedication. Our Texas brain injury lawyers strive to ensure that each client receives the full amount they deserve in damages for their losses. We understand these injuries' wide-ranging impact on victims' lives and are dedicated to achieving justice for them.

Why Choose Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers?

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Choosing the right legal representation after experiencing a traumatic brain injury is crucial in protecting your rights and securing appropriate compensation. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we are committed to delivering comprehensive and compassionate services to our clients.

We understand that each case is unique, with its specific challenges and requirements. Hence, we provide personalized service tailored to meet your individual needs. Our attorneys don't just view you as a case number but as someone who's undergone significant trauma and deserves dedicated attention and assistance.

Our track record in handling complex brain injury cases speaks for itself. Over the years, we have consistently achieved successful client outcomes through settlements and court verdicts — often to the tune of hundreds of thousands or multi-million dollar awards — making us a trusted choice for many accident victims.

Another standout feature of our law firm is direct attorney access. We believe that open communication between the client and attorney builds a robust case. Therefore, we ensure easy accessibility to your lawyer whenever you need it.

Trust Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, to stand by your side, championing your cause every step of the way.

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Brain Injuries and Their Impact

Brain injuries, often referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or acquired brain injuries (ABI), are severe and potentially debilitating conditions caused by a jolt, bump, blow, or penetrating injury to the head that disrupts normal brain function.

There exists a wide range of brain injuries with different degrees of severity. Some might result in mild concussions with temporary confusion or headaches, while others can have long-term implications such as memory loss, impaired speech or vision, mood swings, and even permanent disability.

Two main types of brain injuries commonly recognized in medical terminology include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Caused by an external force such as a blow to the head during a car accident, sports injury, or physical assault.
  • Acquired Brain Injury: Resulting from internal factors like stroke or lack of oxygen to the brain.

Common symptoms associated with brain injuries include headaches, nausea, fatigue or drowsiness, problems with speech and mobility, sensory problems like blurred vision or ringing in the ears, and cognitive impairments like memory loss.

The long-term effects can be especially devastating, leading to drastic changes in an individual's personality, cognitive abilities, and physical health, which can greatly impact their quality of life.

Having a Texas personal injury lawyer who understands these diverse aspects is crucial when dealing with legal actions involving brain injuries, as it assists in comprehending the extensive consequences that victims endure – physically, emotionally, and financially – thereby aiding in arguing for appropriate compensation.

Types of Brain Injuries

Types of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can vary significantly in type and severity, each carrying its own physical consequences and financial implications. 

  • Concussions: Often caused by a blow to the head or a sudden jolt, concussions are considered mild traumatic brain injuries. However, "mild" should not be mistaken for insignificant; multiple concussions or even a single severe one can lead to long-term complications requiring ongoing medical care and time off work.
  • Contusions: A contusion is essentially a bruise on the brain caused by an impact. Serious contusions may require surgical intervention, leading to substantial medical expenses.
  • Coup-Contrecoup Injuries: These injuries occur when the force of an impact is so great that it causes the brain to hit the opposite side of the skull after striking the initial point of impact. This results in damage at two sites within the brain and often requires extensive medical treatment and long-term rehabilitation.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injuries: These are widespread injuries to the brain's white matter, often resulting from violent shaking or rotational forces. They can lead to unconsciousness, coma, or even death. Survivors might need lifelong care, posing significant financial burdens on families.
  • Penetrating Injuries: As implied by their name, these result from foreign objects penetrating the skull and damaging specific areas of brain tissue. Extended hospital stays often require emergency surgeries — factors that considerably inflate medical costs.
  • Anoxic Brain Injury: This occurs when your brain doesn't receive any oxygen for several minutes, causing cells to die en masse, usually due to heart attacks, stroke, or respiratory failure. Treatment involves prolonged hospitalization as well as intensive physical therapy, which could add up over time.

Each kind of injury necessitates different treatments that vary greatly in cost, from emergency surgery and intensive care unit (ICU) stays to extended hospitalization, rehabilitation, and medication.

Additionally, the loss of income during recovery and potential job loss due to permanent disability must factor into the financial impact. These possible expenses underscore the importance of seeking full compensation after sustaining a brain injury due to another party's negligence.

Causes of Brain Injury in Texas

Brain injuries can occur under many circumstances and often result from accidents where negligence or misconduct is a factor.

Several common causes of brain injuries may give rise to a personal injury claim under Texas law.

  • Car Accidents: Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries. High-speed collisions, vehicular rollovers, or even less severe car accidents can lead to head trauma, resulting in brain injuries.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents: Slips and falls from heights, tripping over hazards, or slipping on slick surfaces can cause serious head impacts, leading to brain injuries. Property owners who fail to maintain safe premises might be held liable for these accidents.
  • Workplace Accidents: In work environments, especially those involving heavy machinery or at great heights like construction sites, there's an increased risk for incidents that could lead to traumatic brain injury.
  • Medical Malpractice: Improper medical treatment, surgical errors, and failure to diagnose/treat conditions that lead to lack of oxygen, like strokes or heart attacks (anoxia/hypoxia), may constitute medical malpractice and can also result in acquired brain injuries.

If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury due to any of these scenarios involving someone else’s negligence or misconduct, seek legal advice as an immediate step toward justice.

If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury due to someone else's negligence, Texas law provides several legal avenues for you to pursue compensation.

An experienced brain injury lawyer can discuss these options with you, protecting your rights and recovering the maximum compensation possible.

  • Personal Injury Claims: You can file a personal injury claim against the party or parties responsible for the accident that caused your brain injury. This could include another driver in a car accident, a property owner where a slip and fall occurred, an employer responsible for unsafe work conditions, or even an individual who assaulted you.
  • Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: If your brain injury resulted from medical negligence such as misdiagnosis, surgical error, or improper treatment, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the healthcare provider involved.
  • Product Liability Claims: In some cases, you can file a defective product suit for malfunctioning auto parts or unsafe sporting equipment that caused your injury. In such scenarios, bringing a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the faulty product may be possible.

In each of these cases, you must prove that the party you're suing was negligent – they had a duty of care towards you, they breached this duty through their actions or lack thereof, their breach caused your brain injury, which led to damages (financial loss).

Taking legal action after suffering from such devastating injuries can seem overwhelming. However, with experienced Texas brain injury lawyers like those at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, on your side, navigating this complex process becomes significantly more manageable and financially fruitful. 

Compensation for Brain Injuries in Texas

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When you've suffered a brain injury as a result of someone else's negligence, you may seek compensation for the damages incurred.

These damages are generally classified into two categories: economic and non-economic damages.

  • Economic Damages: These damages include quantifiable losses that can be measured in terms of money. They consist of medical expenses such as hospital bills, the cost of medication, rehabilitation costs, and any future medical care required due to your injuries. Economic damages also cover lost wages and income if your injuries prevent you from working in the same capacity as before the accident or if they hinder your ability to work entirely.
  • Non-Economic Damages: Unlike economic damages, non-economic damages are not easy to quantify as they pertain to more abstract losses like physical pain and suffering endured because of the injury, emotional distress caused by trauma, and loss of enjoyment in life and activities you once loved but can no longer participate in due to disability.

The goal when seeking compensation is not just about recovering financial losses but also about acknowledging the pain, suffering, and lifestyle changes that one has had to endure due to their injuries.

Securing fair compensation for all these aspects requires appropriate documentation of all expenses related to your injury, along with clear evidence proving another party's negligence causing your brain injury.

This often involves complex legal proceedings where an experienced brain injury lawyer from Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can provide invaluable assistance.

The Role of a Texas Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has experienced a brain injury, you may find yourself overwhelmed by medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and insurance paperwork, all while trying to recover physically and emotionally from the trauma.

This is where the role of a skilled Texas brain injury attorney becomes critical.

  • Initial Consultation and Case Evaluation: At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we begin with an initial consultation to assess your case's validity. We listen attentively to your story, analyze the facts surrounding your injury, and offer advice on the best course of legal action.
  • Gathering Evidence: Building a strong personal injury case requires substantial evidence. Our legal team will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine liability, gathering crucial evidence such as medical records, police reports, witness testimonies, and expert statements.
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies: Dealing with insurance companies can be daunting as they often employ tactics to minimize payouts or deny claims altogether. As seasoned negotiators well-versed in these tactics, our lawyers work tirelessly to ensure that insurers adequately compensate you for all losses incurred due to your injuries.
  • Representation in Court: If negotiations do not yield satisfactory results or litigation is necessary for various reasons (such as cases involving severe injuries), our attorneys are ready and equipped to represent your interests in court passionately and effectively.

Throughout this process, our primary goal remains protecting your rights while securing fair compensation for the physical pain, emotional distress, and financial burden caused by someone else's negligence.

The Statute of Limitations for Brain Injury Claims in Texas

In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including those involving brain injuries, is typically two years from the date of the accident. However, certain exceptions may apply based on the specifics of your case.

If you fail to file a lawsuit within this period, you could lose your right to seek compensation. Therefore, it's essential to consult with an attorney as soon as possible after sustaining a brain injury due to another party's negligence.

Choose Dolman Law as Your Advocate After a Texas Brain Injury

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to someone else's negligence or wrongful actions in Texas, Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, is here to help guide you through this difficult time. 
Our experienced attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way and ensure that your rights are protected while you focus on what's really important — healing and recovering from TBI. Call (281) 524-4370 or contact us online today for a free consultation, and let us assist you in seeking justice for your pain and suffering.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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