Houston Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Protecting the Rights of Brain Injury Victims
Brain injuries occur when trauma to the head causes damage to the brain. Statistically, there are about 1.5 million Americans who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. TBIs are classified many different ways, but most basically classified as mild, moderate or severe. The most minor brain injuries usually cause symptoms such as headache, minor amnesia and dizziness while severe brain injuries can result in permanent disability and even death. If you or a loved one suffered a TBI because of someone else's negligence or carelessness, you have the legal right to speak with a Houston personal injury attorney at Stern Law Group to see if you have a claim.
The brain is arguably the body's most vital organ, as it controls all five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. The brain also controls a person's ability to put sentences together and move their limbs. The senses/faculties a person might lose because of a TBI depends on the area of the brain that was injured and to what degree. If a brain injury is serious enough, a person could partially or totally lose their ability to speak, move, etc. This type of injury has the potential to drastically alter the course of a person's life.
Due to the severe nature of brain injuries, victims could be entitled to compensation in the form of:
- Medical expenses, present and future
- Alternative therapy
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earning capacity, and more.