Houston Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries annually. Traumatic brain injury results from a blow to the head that may vary from a seemingly minor bump to a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal brain function or even a brain stem injury. Traumatic brain injuries may result from mild concussions to severe permanent life-long injuries.
The effects of traumatic injury are not always immediately apparent. They can develop slowly over time following a head injury. As we have seen in recent years, many soldiers returning from combat overseas are discovering the latent effects of traumatic brain injury suffered from shell shock. Sports athletes, particularly boxers and football players, may show signs of traumatic brain injury later in their careers as a result of repeated mini-traumas occurring over their career.
Victims of auto collisions can sustain concussions and even traumatic brain injury as a result of the whiplash effect on their heads and necks. The human brain is effectively floating inside the skull. When the head gets whipped back and forth in a motor vehicle accident, often the brain gets slammed into the insides of the skull resulting in the bursting of tiny blood vessels (hemorrhage).
Traumatic brain injury can cause serious and severe long-term issues, including memory loss, inability to perform reasoning tasks, difficulties in speech and communication, altered or decreased sensation, and emotional problems. Traumatic brain injury can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other brain disorders.
Psychiatric and/or psychological testing is often necessary to evaluate and understand the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury. At Simmons and Fletcher, we can help you get to the right kind of medical, psychiatric and psychological experts to evaluate and treat your injury. If you have or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury or concussion due to someone else’s negligence, call us for a free consultation about your case.
Traumatic brain injuries can arise from virtually any type of personal injury claim:
- Automobile accident
- Work injury
- Dog attack
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home neglect
- Maritime injury
- Products liability
- Premises liability
At Simmons and Fletcher, we understand that brain injuries can be catastrophic. We have helped numerous families and victims since the 1970’s and we would be honored if you give us the opportunity to represent you.
The initial consultation is always free and you don’t pay a dime unless we make a recovery on your behalf. Call us now at 713-932-0777.