Houston Brain Injury Attorney
Traumatic Brain Injury Claims
Few injuries are as serious or debilitating as traumatic brain injuries. Victims often experience significant, lasting impairments that affect everything from their ability to work to their ability to complete everyday tasks and care for themselves. When a person suffers a brain injury because of someone else’s careless or reckless conduct, they have the right to take legal action against the at-fault party. While no amount of financial compensation can undo the trauma of such a serious injury, a fair settlement can provide much-needed financial relief, allowing victims and their families to heal.
At Payne Law Firm, we represent clients who have suffered devastating brain injuries in all types of accidents and catastrophic events. Since 2004, our Houston brain injury lawyers have successfully represented countless clients and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation. We have earned a reputation among the legal community for our aggressive, tireless approach to litigation—an approach that has allowed us to help our clients recover and move forward with their lives.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are several types of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs.
Generally speaking, these injuries are classified in one of two ways:
- Open-Head Injuries: An open-head brain injury involves damage to the head, skull, or scalp, such as an open wound, as well as brain trauma.
- Closed-Head Injuries: A closed-head injury refers to brain injuries that occur without physical damage to the head, skull, or scalp.
While both open- and closed-head injuries are incredibly serious, closed-head injuries often pose a significant risk in that they are more difficult to identify. People who have suffered a closed-head brain injury (or those close to them) may not immediately recognize the need for medical attention, which can lead to various complications and adverse consequences.
Examples of open- and closed-head injuries include:
- Contusions (bruising)
- Diffuse axonal injuries
- Skull fractures
- Penetrating brain injuries
- Oxygen deprivation (anoxia/hypoxia)
If you have any reason to suspect that you or someone you care about has suffered a head or brain injury, seek medical attention right away. ALL brain injuries are incredibly serious, and victims should see a qualified health care provider immediately to receive a diagnosis and treatment.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries typically result from catastrophic events and accidents. Often, these incidents are entirely preventable and occur only because another person or party was reckless, careless, or negligent.
The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck, and motorcycle crashes
- Automobile accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians
- Falls, including slip and fall accidents and falls from heights
- Sports and recreation accidents, such as boating and ATV wrecks
- Medical malpractice, including birth injuries
- Swimming pool accidents and drownings/near-drownings
- Criminal acts and violence, such as assault
If you or someone you love suffered a TBI due to any type of accident or unlawful act, reach out to Payne Law Firm right away. Our Houston brain injury attorneys can immediately help identify the at-fault party and begin gathering evidence in support of your claim.
Who Is at Fault for a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Determining who is at fault—or liable—for a brain injury typically involves an in-depth investigation into how the injury occurred. For example, if you suffered a concussion after slipping and falling on an unmarked wet floor in a grocery store, you may be able to hold the negligent property owner or manager liable for your injuries. If you sustained significant brain damage after being hit by a distracted or drunk driver, you can likely file a claim against their insurance provider and seek compensation for your damages.
When determining who is liable for a brain injury, our attorneys evaluate a wide range of factors, including but not limited to:
- The type of accident/incident that caused the injury
- Whether another person or party was negligent
- Whether another person or party intended to cause injury/harm
- When and where the injury occurred
- Available evidence, such as video footage, eyewitness accounts, medical records, etc.
We utilize our collective resources and skill to build powerful cases for our clients. Our Houston traumatic brain injury lawyers are dedicated to securing maximum compensation on your behalf to help you manage your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, as well as other current and future losses.
What Is the Average Settlement for a Brain Injury?
In most situations, brain injury lawsuits tend to lead to large settlements. This is because of the overarching impact a brain injury can have on an individual's life. Each settlement is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all settlement amount. However, the average brain injury settlement can range anywhere from $100,000 to $1,000,000, depending on how severe your injuries are. To get a better idea of what your case may be worth, reach out to our TBI lawyer today in a free consultation.
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At Payne Law Firm, we fight for our clients. We understand just how devastating traumatic brain injuries are, as well as the impact they have on victims and their loved ones. Our attorneys fight tirelessly to secure the best possible settlements for our clients and, when the liable insurance company refuses to play fair, we are fully prepared to take your case to court.
We do not collect any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses. Instead, when you hire Payne Law Firm, you only pay attorney fees if/when we win your case. You have nothing to lose in reaching out to our firm today to discuss your options with an experienced and award-winning member of our team.
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