Top Three TBI Causes in Texas
Traumatic Brain Injuries might be the most dangerous and most misunderstood personal injuries in the Lone Star State. These degenerative wounds kill almost 70,000 Americans every year. Initial head injury symptoms, such as neck pain and general disorientation, mimic accident shock. Therefore, many doctors don’t effectively treat head injuries. Instead, these victims soon suffer from more serious symptoms, like extreme headaches and personality changes. Eventually, the brain damage becomes fatal.
In the immediate wake of an accident, a Sugar Land slip and fall lawyer connects victims with doctors who recognize and properly treat accident-related head injuries. Then, attorneys advocate for victims in court, so they’re able to pay medical bills and otherwise move on with their lives. Usually, personal injury cases settle out of court. In these settlements, victims with lawyers receive an average of three times more money than victims without lawyers.
Vehicle collisions are, by far, the leading cause of head injuries. A typical high-speed collision combines all three major head injury causes:
- Motion: During car wrecks, victims’ heads jerk violently back and forth or side to side. This motion causes their brains to slam against the insides of their skulls, resulting in extreme swelling and bleeding. Usually, doctors can contain the tissue damage, but they cannot reverse it.
- Impact: Today’s cars and trucks have advanced seat belts, air bags, and other safety devices that protect victims during collisions. But no restraint system can possibly absorb all the force in a collision. Today’s cars and trucks are also bigger and faster than they were before.
- Noise: Sudden loud noises, like the smash of a vehicle collision, often trigger shock waves that disrupt brain functions. Therefore, even if the victim has few or no visible injuries, the car crash victim could have an extreme head injury. In these cases. There’s an even better chance that the victim’s brain tissue damage will go unnoticed and untreated.
Compensation in a car crash case usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. A Missouri City personal injury lawyer might also obtain additional punitive damages, in some extreme cases.
Negligent drivers are financially responsible for car crash injuries, and negligent property owners are financially responsible for fall injury damages. Noise-related head injuries usually aren’t a risk in falls, but the other two kinds of head injuries are very common.
In Texas, property owners are liable for such damages if they had a duty of care to provide a safe environment and they knew about, or should have known about, the injury-causing hazard.
Most commercial and social visitors are invited guests (invitees). Owners have a duty of reasonable care in these situations. This responsibility requires them to promptly address injury hazards. An attorney can use direct or circumstantial evidence (e.g. a broken hand rail the owner failed to repair) to prove knowledge by a preponderance of the evidence.
Negligent property owners are also financially responsible for assault damages. The aforementioned duty of care includes a responsibility to provide adequate security. Security breaches which could establish negligence include:
- Nonworking cameras,
- Open locks,
- Broken security gates, and
- Burned-out lights.
Additionally, an attorney must prove the injury was foreseeable (possible). Evidence of foreseeability includes prior similar acts on the property and the neighborhood’s crime rate.
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Injury victims are entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Missouri City, contact the Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.