Collin County Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
A traumatic brain injury or TBO can occur anytime a person bumps their head or suffers a hard blow or jolt to the head. It develops when damage to the brain, as a result of incidents like motor vehicle crashes and slip and falls, disrupts the brain’s normal functions.
Some people with TBI can recover without any issues. Other people, however, may find that a TBI can wreak havoc on their lives, permanently affecting their mental and physical abilities, employment, financial stability, relationships, and way of life.
One of the most common ways an individual can suffer a TBI is from a motor vehicle crash. If you or a loved one develops a traumatic brain injury following a car crash, reach out to the Collin County traumatic brain injury attorneys of The Law Office Of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C.
We are fully dedicated to making sure that our clients have the best legal support they require. We work extra hard to ensure that our clients receive the maximum compensation they need to cover all the losses they incurred due to someone else’s reckless and negligent actions.
Glaring Facts About Traumatic Brain Injuries
Moderate to severe TBIs can result in lifelong physical, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive issues. These issues may impact the inured person’s ability to navigate their daily life. Likewise, despite prompt hospitalization, proper treatment, and rehabilitation:
- The patient’s life expectancy is nine years shorter.
- Approximately 50% of TBI patients will experience a decline in their abilities or die within five years of sustaining a TBI.
- TBI raises the risk of dying from different causes when compared to individuals without TBI. TBI patients have an increased risk of dying from seizures, infections, drug poisoning, and pneumonia.
Additionally, injured victims suffering from moderate to severe brain injuries usually face a broad range of chronic health issues, adding to their burden and costs. For injured victims who manage to stay alive five years after getting injured:
- 57% have moderate to severe disabilities.
- 55% were employed when they got injured but are now jobless.
- 50% go back to the hospital at some point.
- 33% depend on caregivers to help them with their daily tasks.
- 29% are dissatisfied with their lives.
- 12% live in nursing homes or care institutions.
Certain consequences of TBIs can be reduced or prevented through chronic disease management, which, unfortunately, is immensely costly. This is why proper compensation for injured victims who suffer TBIs following a car crash is extremely crucial.
Types of TBIs Caused by Motor Vehicle Crashes
Motor vehicle crashes usually result in the following traumatic brain injuries:
- Concussion – This can occur when a victim’s head strikes the dashboard, window, windshield, door, steering wheel, or other objects inside the car during a crash. Depending on the concussion’s severity, it can result in loss of consciousness, brain swelling and bleeding, or nerve damage.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury – The impact forces from a car crash can result in the brain striking against the skull, tearing nerve tissues, and damaging brain structures. The resulting injuries can interfere with the brain’s chemical and communication processes, causing temporary or permanent damage to the brain, comatose, or death.
- Contusion – A contusion or bruise results from bleeding in the brain caused by a direct and forceful blow to the head. Large contusions can be serious and cause severe dizziness, headaches, vomiting, and nausea. Severe contusions may need surgery to be removed.
- Penetrating Injuries – Commonly known as open head wounds, these occur when objects, like shards of glass, penetrate the skull in a car crash. These can impair the injured victim’s communication skills and motor functions.
What is The Value of My Traumatic Brain Injury Case?
Unfortunately, the value of a TBI claim can be hard to calculate, particularly in cases where the victim is expected to suffer serious and/or permanent disabilities, impairments, or health issues. That being said, lawyers, insurance companies, and courts usually consider these factors when calculating the value of a TBI claim:
- The extent and seriousness of the TBI
- How much actual and emotional pain and suffering the victim has suffered and will continue to suffer
- Whether the victim will suffer permanent or chronic health problems or disabilities
While each TBI claim is different, the experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys of The Law Office Of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C., will work to obtain these damages for you:
- Coverage of all your present, past, and future medical expenses
- Lost income and loss of earning capacity
- Emotional and physical pain and suffering
- General household services and expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Possible punitive damages
We know that no amount of money can make up for the negative effects of a TBI on your and your family. However, it can help alleviate the financial hardship brought on by the TBI diagnosis, enabling you to pay for your accident-related losses without losing all your hard-earned money.
What Our Collin County Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Can Do For You
Brain injury claims usually require extensive investigation, and most people simply don’t have the experience, knowledge, and resources needed to pursue such claims on their own. But our Collin County traumatic brain injury attorneys are highly capable of:
- Obtaining evidence to strengthen your TBI claim, including accident and police reports, witness testimonies, hospital records, surveillance footage, videos, photos, testimonies from medical experts, etc.
- Ensuring that you’re evaluated and treated by trusted medical providers that can assess the extent of your TBI and related injuries and testify in court if needed.
- Negotiating with all the parties involved to secure a fair settlement and/or preparing your claim for trial, if necessary.
Most importantly, working with our attorneys will give your and your loved ones the peace of mind to concentrate on recovering from your TBI. While not all the consequences of a traumatic brain injury are evident, they could negatively impact the rest of your life.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car crash and suffered a traumatic brain injury, make sure to obtain medical attention immediately and contact the Collin County traumatic brain injury attorneys of The Law Office Of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C. Schedule your free case review by contacting us online or calling 972-380-4444.