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Statistics show that 146,000 Texans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year (one every four minutes). Roughly half a million Texans are currently living with a disability caused by TBI. It is also the leading cause of death and disability in people under the age of 45. There are many causes for TBI, ranging from motor vehicle accidents to workplace accidents. The brain injury attorneys at Guajardo & Marks have represented many TBI victims and their families to receive compensation for their suffering, which often includes a lifetime of care and medical expenses.
The number one cause for TBI is a slip-and-fall accident (40.5%), followed by being struck by/against an object (15.5%) and motor vehicle accidents (14.3%).
So, what happens after someone suffers a major injury to the brain?
Parents do everything they can to protect their children. They make tough decisions to ensure that their sons and daughters aren’t put in harm’s way. Just ask any parent who is considering whether or not their child should be able to play football.
It is one of any parent’s worst nightmares to picture their child becoming the victim of a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) are some of the worst injuries that a person can suffer, regardless of their age. However, in children, these injuries can have a profoundly detrimental impact on a brain that is still in the crucial stages of development…. read more
We like to instill toughness and perseverance in our children. Phrases like these have been echoed in locker rooms and on playing fields throughout the history of organized sports. But over the past few decades, we have gained a deeper understanding of how injuries impact children and the terrible implications they can have later in life.
One of the biggest concerns in youth athletics is the impact an injury can have on the human brain. When it comes to sports-related brain injuries, the adages that are intended to “toughen up” young people could have devastating health consequences. Read more.
There are numerous short- and long-term consequences that can occur as the result of a TBI. They include impairment of cognitive brain functions like memory, concentration and reasoning. Physical effects include dizziness, headaches, problems with speech or mobility and impairment of sensory perceptions like vision and hearing, Then there are the emotional side effects like aggression, anxiety, depression and personality changes. These effects may not appear until weeks or months after the injury. See Also: Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
One recent study found that out of 3,000 major head trauma cases, 52% of those who survived were moderately to severely disabled after one year following the injury. These changes in personality and emotional state can strain close relationships, leaving the victim isolated and severely depressed, even suicidal. Related: TBIs and Disability
Financial consequences can be equally devastating. Medical bills for TBI can cost a person up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Paying these bills is often difficult due to the loss of income that sometimes accompanies severe brain injuries. Read More: Costs Associated with Brain Injuries
I was involved in a motorcycle accident in Dallas, Texas. I hired Michael Guajardo to represent me and his knowledgeable, helpful staff walked me through the legal jungle of recovering every cent of property and injury funds I was entitled to. Michael Guajardo gets 5 stars in my book, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone with a personal injury claim in Dallas! – TIM POPE, DALLAS, TX
It’s difficult to anticipate events that lead to TBI, but there are a few things that we can do to reduce their occurrence.
Unfortunately, TBI can often occur because of negligence, ranging from driver recklessness to unsafe property conditions. At Guajardo & Marks Law Firm, we believe that responsible parties should be held accountable for their negligence, and that victims should receive compensation for the damages and injuries they have suffered. In addition to initial and ongoing medical care, this can include compensation for loss of income and quality of life.
It might sound unbelievable, but studies have found that the lifetime costs of treating a single patient with a TBI can reach $4 million. Our Dallas personal injury lawyers can help you pursue compensation so that you don’t have to bear these extraordinary burdens yourself.
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury, contact the Dallas TBI accident attorneys at Guajardo & Marks. Our experienced legal team will fight for the compensation you deserve. The statute of limitations in Texas is two years, though it’s important to take action as soon as possible. Contact Guajardo & Marks today for a free consultation.