Austin Brain Injury Lawyer
A brain injury can be devastating. It has the potential to change your life forever. The person who is responsible for your injury after an accident in Austin should have to pay for what they’ve done. The attorneys at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP will fight to make sure that you are fully compensated for your brain injury.
Since 2001, we’ve been dedicated to helping accident victims across the state of Texas. Our aggressive approach has allowed us to obtain substantial money damages for our injured clients. We know how important money is after an unexpected accident. Our goal is to make sure you get every penny you deserve.
Contact our Austin law firm today to schedule your free consultation. We’ll carefully review your case and explain your legal options. Call to get started on your brain injury case today.
Types of Brain Injury Cases We Handle
Few injuries are more serious than those that affect the brain. Treatment can be expensive and risky. It’s possible that your brain injury will change the way your body works. You may no longer be able to enjoy life the way you once did.
You deserve money from the person who’s responsible for changing your life forever. Our Austin brain injury lawyers will help you get it. We handle all traumatic brain injury cases, including those affecting the:
- Brain stem
- Frontal lobe
- Parietal lobe, and
- Occipital lobe.
Traumatic brain injuries occur when you suffer an open head injury or a closed head injury. While these types of head injuries are different, they can both result in severe brain injuries.
Open Head Injuries: Open head injuries occur when the skull is damaged and no longer safeguards the brain. If you’ve suffered a blow to the head and there’s an obvious head wound, it will be classified as an open head injury. Examples include gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma to the head.
Closed Head Injuries: The brain is encased in fluid and protected by the skull. However, the brain is still susceptible to injury. Closed head injuries occur when the brain is harmed internally. For example, you may suffer a closed head injury if you are forcefully shaken or fall. The brain can move violently in the skull and make contact with the hard bone. Or, you may sustain a closed head injury if you are poisoned or do not get enough oxygen.
Damages Available to Brain Injury Victims
You deserve to be compensated for the physical, emotional, and financial injuries you’ve been forced to deal with because of your brain injury. Our attorneys are prepared to help you get the money you deserve. We’ll aggressively pursue damages on your behalf, including money for:
- Medical bills
- Nursing care
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, and more.
We handle all brain injury cases. We’re not medical experts, but we do have professional relationships with some of the best experts in Travis County. They’ll help us understand the complexities of your injury and make sure that your damages are calculated accurately.
Causes of Brain Injuries in Austin
Brain injuries are more common than you might think. It’s estimated that 1.7 million Americans suffer a brain injury every year. At least 50,000 of those injuries are fatal. While brain injuries happen for a variety of reasons, common causes in Austin include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Anesthesia errors
- Pharmacy errors
- Emergency room negligence
- Defective products
- Slip and fall accidents
- Boating accidents
- Recreational and sporting accidents
- Poisoning, and more.
Do not hesitate to ask for help if you’ve been involved in an Austin accident. You’re injured because of someone else’s negligence. Our attorneys will help you get a financial settlement or award as you recover from your brain injury.
Consequences of a Brain Injury in Austin
The brain is a complex organ. Different parts of the brain are responsible for different bodily functions. The severity of your injury will often depend on (a) the part of the brain that is damaged or injured, and (b) the extent of the damage.
The more severe your injury, the more likely it will be that you’ll experience these adverse effects:
- Impaired motor skills
- Difficulty speaking or understanding others
- Memory loss or confusion
- Mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and irritability
- Difficulty concentrating
- Changes to the perception of touch, smell, and taste
- Changes to visual perceptions
- Difficulty solving problems, and
- Impaired thinking and reasoning skills.
A lot of brain injuries are treatable. Many victims are able to recover and get back to their normal lives. However, this isn’t the case for everyone. Some victims will have to learn how to live with a permanent brain injury. You deserve compensation whether or not your doctors think you’ll be able to recover.
Symptoms of a Brain Injury After an Accident
Even minor trauma to the head can cause a brain injury. It’s important to seek medical attention if you begin to experience any of the following symptoms after an Austin accident:
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of consciousness
- Visible bruising on the head
- Memory loss
- Nausea, or vomiting.
Prompt medical treatment will ensure that your injury doesn’t get worse and that you don’t suffer any complications.
Statute of Limitations for Austin Brain Injury Cases
Texas limits the amount of time you have a file a lawsuit after you suffer a brain injury. Generally speaking, you’ll have two years from the date you learn about (or should have learned about) your injury to file a claim. Don’t let two years go by and do nothing. You’ll lose your legal right to demand compensation if you don’t file your claim before the statute of limitations expires.
Call Our Austin Brain Injury Lawyers Today
Have you or someone you love suffered a brain injury after an Austin accident? Don’t let the person responsible for your injury off the hook without paying you the money you deserve. Contact the experienced Austin personal injury attorneys at Lorenz & Lorenz for immediate legal assistance. Your first consultation is free, so call for help today.