Austin Brain Injury Attorneys

Brain Damage From an Auto Accident

A mild brain injury may go unnoticed, diagnosed as a concussion if it is diagnosed at all. Even a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may not be apparent at first, especially if the victim is hospitalized for other injuries or sedated with painkillers.

If you suspect your loved one suffered brain damage in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to have them examined immediately by a qualified specialist. You should also contact an attorney early on to establish grounds for a personal injury claim.

Lorenz & Lorenz, L.L.P. has handled thousands of car accident cases in the Austin area and central Texas. Call us at 877-LORENZ2 (877-567-3692) to discuss your case.

Care and Compensation for a Brain Injury

There is not always a visible head wound. The violence of a car wreck is enough to damage the delicate tissues of the brain inside the skull. Victims may not realize they were hurt, or may not remember much about the accident.

Unless there is profound brain damage or a known head trauma, it's often the family members who first notice signs of a brain injury: headaches or dizziness, confusion or memory loss, slurred or slow speech, balance problems or impaired walking, mood swings or outbursts.

If the damage is extensive, the person may require round-the-clock care and be unable to work. Even in moderate brain injuries, the person may need assisted care and may or may not be able to earn a living after physical and occupational therapy. The compensation must cover that care and lost earning capacity, perhaps for the rest of the person's life.

Ted Lorenz and his legal team are skilled at demonstrating liability for a car accident or truck accident. We have access to experts who can testify that the damaged tissues and symptoms are consistent with the whip-sawing effect of a crash.

To ensure that our client's brain injury is properly diagnosed and their needs fully compensated, we work with another lawyer who routinely handles the specialized concerns, or we may refer the case.

We urge you to contact us today to find out how we can help. It's always comforting to have a local attorney you can trust.