Brain injuries have been on the rise recently, not only in Texas, but across the country. Every year, at least 1.5 million people living in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These injuries are often caused by car accidents and slip and fall injuries. In many cases, the injured party is not responsible for the injury. In these cases, the injured party can file a lawsuit to recover for their injuries against the person or business whose negligence led to their condition.
Before filing the lawsuit, you must understand that your claims will be dependent on how and when you sustained the brain injuries, and how another party is liable for your injuries. For example, if your injuries were as a result of a slip and fall accident in a mall, your lawyer will need to prove negligence by the mall owners. If your injuries were as a result of a car accident, you will need to prove that the other driver was responsible for the collision. Our seasoned attorneys can evaluate your claim and explain any potential liability problems of your case.
Should your case go to trial, your lawyer will call upon different witnesses to help prove your claim. They will testify to the defendant’s liability and the damages therein. For example, you can have witnesses from the car accident or fall explain how it occurred. But more importantly, you will need medical experts confirm that the collision/incident is responsible for your traumatic brain injury. These experts are most helpful when they are already your treating doctors.
In Texas, you usually have two years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit. This is particularly troublesome for traumatic brain injuries, as the full extent of the damage may not be understood until years after the traumatic incident. For these future damages, you will need medical and economic experts to forecast the impact that this injury will have on your life.
For this reason, it is very important to talk to a qualified personal injury lawyer immediately after you are involved in traumatic brain injury. Our brain injury attorneys are at your service to help you recover the damages incurred.