A brain injury is any case where the victim’s brain is harmed or damaged to the point that the victim suffers lasting disability or impairment. From chronic headaches to coma, a brain injury encompasses a wide range of effects. I am an experienced personal injury attorney in Fort Worth who handles brain injury cases and may be able to help with yours.
Brain Injury Case Attorney
Brain injuries are tough to diagnose, and some may go undiagnosed for a long time – especially if the effects are subtle. Like destroying the inside of an egg just by shaking it, there may not be any outside damage to the shell. A victim may look fine, but symptoms and later developments can prove otherwise.
Brain injuries are most frequently the direct result of contact between the brain and the interior of the skull. The brain is suspended in the skull cavity by cerebral fluid and, under normal circumstances, this is enough protection to prevent injury. However, under extraordinary circumstances, this fluid is not enough to prevent the brain from hitting the bone. This can be the case if a person is hit on the head with a blunt object, if their head strikes the ground during a fall, or when a sudden stop in motion of the body (perhaps in a car accident) causes the still moving brain to make contact with the skull.
Brain injury is also common if a person suffers a breach or deformation of the skull, such as a contusion, fracture, or laceration.
You may have a brain injury case if it was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person. Some symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Persistent chronic headaches
- Poor memory
- Unusual difficulty focusing
- Slowness in thought
- Extreme confusion/getting lost in familiar areas
- Insomnia or, alternately, extreme drowsiness/inability to wake up on schedule
- Poor balance or motor control
- Loss of senses, most commonly taste or smell
- Mood or personality changes
- Sensitivity to outside stimuli, such as sound and light
More serious signs of brain injury might include:
- Blacking out
- Bleeding in the brain
If you or a loved one suffered a recent injury and suspect that brain damage may have occurred, the first thing you need to do is seek professional medical help. Depending on the circumstances of the injury, you may be able to pursue a Fort Worth brain injury case through an attorney to receive compensation; this can help cover medical expenses, loss of earnings, and general hardship. Call me to discuss your case today.
The Law Office of Paul Previte is located in Fort Worth, Texas, but serves the entire Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex as well as all Texas counties including Dallas County, Tarrant County, Denton, Collin, Rockwall, Kauffman, Ellis, Johnson, Hood, Parker and Wise Counties.