Houston Brain Injury Lawyers

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries annually.  Over 70% of all traumatic brain injuries are Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. 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. Our brain injury lawyers know how devastating a TBI can be to you and your family, and we have been fighting for people just like you for over four decades.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms Are Not Always Immediate

The effects of traumatic injuries to the brain 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. For more reading about sports-injury related concussions, please read the following articles:

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Automobile accident victims 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).

Childbirth injuries can cause traumatic brain injury. Doctors attempting to force natural child births when the baby is too large for the canal can result in improper use of the forceps and/or vacuum systems resulting in skull compression and/or oxygen deprivation.

Other Disorders Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury

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, Wernicke-Korsokoff Syndrome, and other brain disorders.

Evaluating Your Concussion or TBI

Cognitive deficit testing is often necessary to evaluate and understand the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury. This involves a series of tests that study the motor skills, thinking, reasoning, recall and discernment abilities of the brain.  This type of testing can be very expensive if not covered by health insurance.

At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., 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.  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. Call our traumatic brain injury lawyers in Houston today! 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: 800-298-0111.