Depending on the severity of the injury, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may mean a few months of confusion and dizziness, or it could mean a lifetime of cognitive disability. TBI patients also experience a full range of intermediate symptoms and conditions.
Traumatic brain injuries have always been notoriously hard to diagnose accurately, and until recently, there was no way to provide an accurate prognosis or to know what kind of care and treatment a TBI patient will need in the future.
If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury because another person was negligent – a reckless driver or a careless property owner, for example – arrange as quickly as possible to discuss your right to compensation with San Antonio TBI attorney Matthew S. Norris.
What Does the Current TBI Research Tell Us?
Research conducted in 2018 by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) identifies genetic and environmental influences that are determining factors in TBI patients who develop complications such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post-Concussive Syndrome (PCS), and clinical depression.
Researchers found that tissue around the injured area of the brain releases certain molecules into the bloodstream and that by detecting and identifying those molecules, doctors can provide a more accurate prognosis, and TBI patients and their families can have a more accurate estimate regarding what treatment and care they will require, allowing better planning for long-term needs.
Can the Medical Research Influence the Value of an Injury Claim?
Armed with current medical research, the attorneys for TBI victims who were injured because someone else was negligent now have a reliable way to project a victim’s future medical expenses. Your personal injury lawyer in San Antonio will use this research to ensure that you are compensated fairly for all of your TBI-related expenses – your pending medical bills as well as the care you’ll need for the months or years ahead.
Everyone is different and so is every brain injury. You can’t even tell that some people are TBI patients, but most TBI patients have trouble concentrating, difficulty controlling emotions, memory problems, and sleep disorders. A TBI patient may lose any ability to work or hold a job.
What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Falls, including slip-and-fall accidents, are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. and responsible for more than a third of all brain injuries. Traffic accidents cause slightly over 17 percent of traumatic brain injuries, and assaults are responsible for about 11 percent.
In almost all of these cases, TBI is a result of someone else’s negligence, and in Texas, injured victims of negligence have the legal right to compensation for pending and future medical expenses, lost wages and projected future earnings losses, and related damages including personal pain and suffering.
Learn More by Scheduling a No-Cost Review of Your TBI Case
If you or someone you love has sustained a traumatic brain injury because another party was negligent, San Antonio TBI attorney Matthew S. Norris will use the medical research and every other available tool to acquire compensation on your behalf.
Every TBI case is different, so you must have personalized advice and skilled representation from an attorney who has substantial experience prevailing on behalf of TBI victims. Your first meeting with attorney Matthew S. Norris is provided without cost or obligation. Call the Law Office of Matthew S. Norris at 210-549-7633 to learn more or to begin the legal process.