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Houston Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

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Harris County Brain Injury Attorney Helping Address the Long-Term Effects of Concussions and Brain Trauma

A blow to the head can be very painful, and it can not only cause a person to lose consciousness, but it may cause damage to the brain, leading to a variety of issues that will affect a person's physical and mental health and impair their ability to function normally. Unfortunately, these catastrophic injuries can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, since they may not have symptoms that are immediately identifiable. Victims who suffer brain injuries that were caused by someone else's negligence or that were intentionally inflicted will need to understand the ways their injuries may affect them and the steps they can take to pursue compensation.

When addressing a traumatic brain injury (TBI), a victim can work with a personal injury attorney to make sure they will have the financial resources to address their ongoing health concerns and the ways their life has been affected. At the Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec, we have over two decades of experience representing accident and injury victims. We can help victims and their families gain a full understanding of the effects that an injury has had on their lives, the types of treatment that may be needed in the future, the limitations that a brain injury may place on a person, and the options for taking legal action to ensure that they will be fully compensated for these damages.

Understanding the Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Serious brain injuries can occur in a variety of situations, including car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and workplace accidents. In the immediate aftermath of a TBI, a person may experience symptoms such as headaches, nausea, or dizziness. However, moderate or severe brain injuries can have even more serious symptoms, and these symptoms may not occur until multiple days or weeks after the injury occurred. The long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury may include:

  • Memory loss, including an inability to remember the circumstances immediately before or after an injury, as well as difficulty forming new memories or remembering important details of a person's daily life.
  • Chronic and persistent headaches, which may be accompanied by ringing in the ears.
  • Sensory issues, including sensitivity to loud sounds or bright lights, blurred or double vision, or changes in the ability to taste or smell.
  • Problems maintaining balance and coordinating bodily movements, which can affect a person's ability to perform work-related tasks or other daily activities.
  • Speech and language issues, including, slurred speech, difficulty understanding spoken or written words, or an inability to express thoughts to others.
  • Mood disorders, including inappropriate anger, irritability, anxiety, depression, behavior or personality changes, and mood swings or difficulty regulating emotions. These issues can also make it difficult for a person to concentrate on tasks, and they may experience confusion or have trouble interacting appropriately with others.
  • Sleep disorders, including insomnia or extreme fatigue.
  • Epilepsy, which may lead to repeated seizures or convulsions, including when a person is exposed to flashing lights or other forms of sensory input.

While a person's symptoms may improve over time, some health issues related to a brain injury may be permanent, affecting a person's ability to maintain employment or impacting their personal relationships. In especially serious cases, a person may fall into a coma, or a brain injury may result in wrongful death.

Contact Our Houston TBI Attorney

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident or because you were assaulted by someone else, you will need to understand the steps you can take to determine the extent of your damages and pursue financial compensation. Attorney Shane Kadlec can provide you with representation and fight to make sure you will receive the compensation you need. Contact our firm at 281-643-2000 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We represent clients who have suffered TBIs and other catastrophic injuries in Galveston County, Sugar Land, Montgomery County, Memorial, Houston, West Houston, The Woodlands, Waller County, Pearland, Chambers County, Harris County, the Gulf Coast, Brazoria County, Liberty County, Bellaire, Katy, and Fort Bend County.

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