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If you or a loved one has recently suffered a brain injury due to an accident, toxic exposure, or medical error, you could be entitled to compensation. The Dallas brain injury lawyers at Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law, PLLC are highly skilled and have a history of success with complex personal injury claims. We’ve helped countless brain injury victims recover meaningful settlements that pay for their doctor bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Initial consultations are free and confidential, and we work on a contingency fee basis. It won’t cost you anything for us to get started on your case, and you’ll only pay our legal fees if we secure a settlement or win your case at trial. Contact us today to set up your free case evaluation.

Overview of Brain Injuries

Some brain injuries are genetic, congenital, or caused by a birth injury, but many are due to trauma to the head sometime after birth. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are responsible for over 150 deaths per day in the U.S., according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control.

Other studies put the estimated daily deaths at closer to 275. Hundreds more people are hospitalized daily, and an estimated 2% of the population in the U.S. is living with a TBI-related disability. Adults over age 75 have the highest rates of hospitalization and death from TBIs.

A TBI is a subcategory of an acquired brain injury, which is distinct from brain injuries that are present at birth. A non-traumatic brain injury is another type of acquired brain injury that can cause serious harm and long-term disability.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the function of the brain is disrupted by a blow to the head or a penetrating injury to the skull or brain.

TBIs are common injuries associated with:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Explosions
  • Combat injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Domestic violence, and other forms of physical assault
  • Construction accidents, such as falls from heights or being hit by falling debris

If you suffered a TBI due to an accident caused by negligence, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Contact our Dallas brain injury attorneys to learn more about your legal options.

Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries

Non-traumatic brain injuries cause damage to the brain without the violent force of a TBI. These may include injuries due to:

  • Drowning accidents
  • Medical errors that deprive the brain of oxygen
  • Illness
  • Stroke
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Bacterial meningitis and other infections
  • Brain tumors
  • Effects of drugs

Failure to properly diagnose or treat medical conditions that cause brain injuries could give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit.

How Do I Know if I Have a Brain Injury?

Brain injury symptoms can vary widely, depending on the part of the brain that was injured and the severity of the damage to the brain. Many brain injuries aren’t immediately detected, so it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you’ve had any kind of head injury.

Some of the most common symptoms of a brain injury are:

  • Dizziness or disorientation
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Sensitivity to light

If you’ve suffered a brain injury or lost a loved one in a fatal accident related to head trauma, time is limited to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Contact our personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation and to learn more about how we can help.