San Antonio Brain Injury Lawyer Helping TBI Victims and Families Win Maximum Compensation
In the greater San Antonio area, the Law Office of Matthew S. Norris provides comprehensive legal representation to victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that are the result of catastrophic events such as auto accidents, truck accidents, or serious slip-and-fall incidents. Traumatic brain injuries can be difficult to diagnose. TBIs may also pose significant challenges in a victim’s life.
If a traumatic brain injury has been caused by another person’s negligent or reckless behavior, you must speak as quickly as possible to a San Antonio brain injury attorney who can recover the compensation that you will need for your long-term (and possibly lifelong) medical care.
Can I Sue for a Traumatic Brain Injury in Texas?
In the State of Texas, if you sustain a brain injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, you have legal grounds to bring a personal injury claim. If you choose to take legal action with an accident attorney’s help, you and your personal injury attorney in San Antonio will need to show, at its most basic, that (1) the negligent party owed a “duty of care” to you, (2) the duty of care was breached by negligence that led to an accident, and (3) that the accident and brain injury were the direct result of the other person’s negligence.
In its effort to reduce the payout amount or reject your claim entirely, the negligent party’s insurance company may allege that you were partly or entirely at fault for your injury, that you were injured at another time and place, or that you were not really seriously injured at all.
That is why you will need to be represented by the Law Office of Matthew S. Norris. He will scrutinize the evidence, question the witnesses, and ensure that liability is accurately assigned. Immediately after you’ve been in an accident situation, obtain a full medical exam, because if you have sustained a brain injury, you need to know right away and receive proper medical care.
What If You Weren’t Diagnosed Immediately?
It is not uncommon for accident victims to go to an emergency room and be sent home without a TBI diagnosis, only to begin feeling symptoms days or even several weeks later. Symptoms like dizziness and headaches are not always indications of a traumatic brain injury, but if you experience loss of memory or loss of consciousness, contact a specialist in neurology and obtain a proper diagnosis as quickly as you can.
A traumatic brain injury can affect an injury victim’s emotions, thought processes, and ability to use language. Traumatic brain injuries can trigger epilepsy and increase the risk for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other neurological disorders. The effect of a loved one’s traumatic brain injury can be overwhelming for a victim’s family. Research and testimony have shown that even a mild traumatic brain injury can cause life-long difficulties for TBI patients and their loved ones.
What Will a Brain Injury Attorney Do for You?
Even if you were not immediately diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, seeing a specialist and documenting your injury as quickly as possible is essential to building your legal case. Your attorney will speak with your doctor to determine how much compensation you will need for medical care in the future. You can also be compensated for your lost wages and projected future lost earnings, your personal pain and suffering, and your other TBI-related damages.
Your lawyer may also ask a brain injury authority and/or an accident reconstruction expert to testify or to offer a sworn statement in support of your injury claim. When your case is handled by San Antonio brain injury attorney Matthew S. Norris, you’ll be able to focus on your medical treatment and recovery while our legal team determines which party has liability, develops an effective legal strategy, and negotiates with the insurance company on your behalf.
You Pay No Attorney’s Fee Until and Unless We Recover Your Compensation
Most traumatic brain injury claims are settled out-of-court, but if no reasonable settlement offer is made, attorney Matthew S. Norris will take your case before a jury and explain why the jurors should order the payment of your compensation. Mr. Norris is a skilled negotiator and an outstanding trial attorney who has built a reputation for legal excellence in the San Antonio area.
The Law Office of Matthew S. Norris has successfully helped scores of traumatic brain injury patients receive the compensation – and the justice – they need and deserve. If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury because another person was negligent, call our San Antonio office at 210-549-7633 to arrange your first legal consultation – without charge or obligation. You will pay no attorney’s fee to the Law Office of Matthew S. Norris until and unless we recover compensation on your behalf.