Texas Brain Injury Lawyers

Being injured in any type of accident is a horrific experience, especially if it leaves you facing a lengthy recovery period, hefty medical bills, and weeks or even months off work. But few injuries have an impact as substantial as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Causing cognitive, physical, and emotional impairment, a TBI can affect every aspect of daily life, from working and socializing to taking care of your basic needs.

Brain injuries can vary from mild to severe, but what most have in common is that they’re usually caused by the dangerous or negligent actions of someone else. In Texas, you have the right to seek compensation from the person, company, or other party responsible for your or your loved one’s injuries.

Doctor and attorney Louis Patino and his top team of Texas brain injury lawyers are dedicated to helping brain trauma victims secure the compensation they deserve from the people who caused their accident.

Why Hire Our Texas Brain Injury Lawyers?

Choosing a Texas personal injury lawyer is not a decision you should make lightly. It’s vital to work with a lawyer you trust to fight for justice and negotiate a fair settlement or make the best case in court.

Our Texas TBI lawyers understand how difficult it can be to find the right law firm for you.

That’s why, at Patino Law Firm, we do things a little differently.

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  • We’re a veteran-owned personal injury firm. Founder Dr. Louis Patino has decades of experience in an impressive career path that has taken him through the medical and legal fields. Before embarking on a career in law, Dr. Patino served as a U.S. Army Combat Medic for the 10th Mountain Division during the Gulf War era and practiced as a licensed chiropractor. Today, he uses his educational and personal experience in both fields to offer a unique perspective on personal injury law and empathize with victims with severe injuries.
  • We offer a personal approach. Right from the moment you book a no-obligation case review through to negotiating your settlement or taking your case to trial, you’ll meet directly with your dedicated brain trauma attorney. They will be your point of contact and will always be there to update you on your case and answer any questions you might have.
  • We’ve secured millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. We’ve secured six-figure-plus settlements for our clients for a range of accidents, including those that cause traumatic brain injuries.
  • We can help you get access to the best medical care. Evidence is the cornerstone of any successful personal injury claim, and the burden is on you to provide it. That’s why our expert TBI lawyers in Texas make sure our clients get the best medical care for their injuries. We will discuss your case with your doctor and, if necessary, can refer you to a specialist for expert treatment. We can also help you delay payment for medical treatment until after you receive a settlement, meaning you’ll never be left with expenses you can’t afford.

You don’t pay unless we win. Our Texas brain injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you won’t pay a cent until we win your case.

The Types of Brain Injury Our Texas TBI Lawyers Handle

The brain trauma attorneys at Patino Law Firm are well-versed in handling claims involving all types of brain injury in Texas, ranging from a concussion that causes long-term dizziness to severe or life-limiting TBIs and head injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered any of the following, contact us to explore your legal options:

  • An open head injury: Any head injury that involves an open wound that breaks the skull.
  • A closed head injury: Any head injury that does not break the skull.
  • A hemorrhage: Also known as uncontrolled bleeding from the head or brain.
  • A hematoma: Where blood collects outside of a blood vessel due to a damaged vein or artery. A subdural hematoma is most commonly associated with head injuries, where blood collects between the skull and brain.
  • Anoxic or hypoxic brain injuries: Caused by an absence or restriction of oxygen to the brain. Anoxic brain injuries are caused by a total lack of oxygen. Hypoxic brain injuries happen when the oxygen to the brain is restricted, causing the brain cells to gradually deteriorate.
  • Diffuse axonal injury: This involves damage to the brain cells without bleeding. It happens when the brain rapidly moves around within the skull during an injury and causes loss of consciousness. It can also leave victims in a coma.
  • Concussion: A mild traumatic brain injury caused by the brain colliding with the skull. Common symptoms include headaches and nausea. While these usually subside after a couple of weeks, some individuals may have long-term problems.

Other traumatic brain injuries: All of the above fall into the category of a TBI, but this isn’t an exhaustive list. We can help you seek compensation for any accident that causes a mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury in Texas.

What Are the Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

A traumatic brain injury involves a violent blow or jolt to the head that causes the brain to collide with the skull and leads to bruising, bleeding, or damaged brain cells. In some cases, the damage can be permanent. Because the brain is so delicate, any type of accident can lead to a TBI, including:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Accidents while using a defective product.

Traumatic brain injuries in Texas are also surprisingly common. Data from the Texas Division of the Brain Injury Association of America reveals that every year over 144 thousand people sustain a traumatic brain injury in Texas. When looking at the whole country, this number goes up to 2.8 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

What Are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

It can be difficult to diagnose a traumatic brain injury after an accident in Texas.

In many cases, a TBI isn’t immediately apparent. It can take days, weeks, or longer for a person to experience the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, and even a CT scan immediately after the accident won’t always show a TBI unless there is significant swelling or bleeding.

This means that unless you have an open wound or bleeding, there is often no way to tell from the outside. That said, there are symptoms you can look out for. While some of these symptoms indicate mild brain trauma that may resolve on its own, it’s vital to get checked out if you experience any of the following, as delayed treatment can cause further problems down the line.

  • Loss of consciousness, which may be for a few seconds or several hours
  • Feeling dizzy or confused
  • Persistent headaches
  • Feeling sick and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness and lack of coordination and balance
  • Difficulty concentrating and communicating — you may have slurred speech or struggle to think of the right words
  • Blurry vision
  • Feeling agitated or irritable
  • Clear fluid from the nose or ears
  • Convulsions
  • Depression.

You may have a TBI and experience just one or many of these symptoms, and the severity may vary, depending on the extent of the damage. Symptoms like headaches or feeling sick may subside after treatment, but you might be left with permanent or long-term health problems that impact your everyday life, such as depression or difficulty focusing. Of course, in the worst cases, head trauma can cause death or put patients into a coma or coma-like state. This can range from a minimally conscious state where a person can react to stimuli to locked-in syndrome, where they are fully aware of their surroundings but cannot communicate or move their body.

Whatever the symptoms, a traumatic brain injury can be devastating, but our Texas brain trauma attorneys can help you secure the compensation you deserve.

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What Compensation Can a Texas Brain Injury Lawyer Help You Get?

A traumatic brain injury in Texas can leave you needing significant time off work or with a permanent disability that will affect you for the rest of your life, but you don’t have to struggle alone. A personal injury claim allows you to receive a monetary award to cover your past and future medical expenses and lost earnings and compensate you for pain and suffering.

Want to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to? Try our quick and easy personal injury calculator.

What to Do if You Have a Traumatic Brain Injury in Texas

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in Texas, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including your pain and suffering and medical bills.

Texas is a fault state, which allows you to hold the party that caused your accident liable for your injuries.

If you’ve been in a car or slip and fall accident, or any other accident, there are three crucial steps you should follow.

1. Seek Medical Treatment

After an accident, you may have several injuries that need treatment, whether it’s a broken bone from a car accident or a spinal injury after a slip and fall. Your health comes first, so it’s vital to get checked out. The benefit of this is that if you decide to file a personal injury claim, you have valuable evidence of your accident and injuries, which you may be able to claim for. Even if you don’t experience symptoms of your TBI immediately, seeing a doctor will help support that it came as a result of your accident rather than because of a later event. The responsible party’s insurance company will try to claim that your accident and head trauma are unrelated events to reduce or contest their liability, so gathering evidence is crucial.

2. Don’t Speak to Insurance Companies or Accept a Settlement

After your accident, you’ll likely be approached by an insurance adjuster who will ask you what happened. First, understand that you are under no obligation to speak to an adjuster. If you do, it’s important to watch what you say. Even if the accident genuinely wasn’t your fault, the insurance company will be looking for any admission of guilt. For example, you might apologize or use statements such as, “I should have done…” or “I shouldn’t have done…”. An insurance company will use this information to justify offering you a low settlement, and it could be far less than what you’re entitled to.

It’s also important not to accept a settlement before speaking to a Texas TBI lawyer. A brain injury can have unforeseen consequences, and you might require lifelong rehabilitation or surgery or go on to develop a permanent condition. By waiting to get the full picture of your injury and its long-term impact on your health, you can seek a realistic and fair settlement that ensures you’re financially set for the future.

3. Speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer

No amount of money can ever compensate you or a loved one when a traumatic brain injury has had such a profound impact, but it can help you financially and ensure you never have to struggle to pay for medical treatment and other bills after an accident that wasn’t your fault.

Whether you have a concussion that means you can’t work for several weeks, you have to leave a job you love because you can’t do it anymore, or you’re left with permanent damage after a brain injury that has destroyed your independence and confidence, you are entitled to damages from the person or company responsible.

Filing a Brain Injury Lawsuit in Texas

If you were in an accident that resulted in brain trauma, you could be entitled to compensation.

Our dedicated traumatic brain accident lawyers in McAllen and San Antonio can help you:

  • Determine liability
  • Collect critical evidence
  • Collect witness testimony
  • Negotiate with tedious, greedy insurance companies so that you don’t have to
  • Get the justice and compensation you deserve.

It’s important to act fast, as the statute of limitations for personal injury in Texas is two years from the date of your accident. There are exceptions to this law, so if you’re not sure how long you have to make a claim, contact our personal injury lawyers in McAllen and San Antonio today.

Our TBI lawyers have the knowledge and experience needed to help you secure justice and financial support for your injury. Get in touch with the Law Ninja at Patino Law Firm by calling 855-LAW-NINJA or filling in our contact form to see if you can claim after your accident.

Contact Our Texas Brain Injury Lawyers Today

For a free case evaluation with one of our compassionate Texas Brain Injury lawyers, call us today at 855-LAW-NINJA or send us a confidential message through our contact page.

We’ll do our best to help you and your family through this difficult time.

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