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Dallas Brain Injury Lawyer

Steve McGilberry and Bill Shirer are experienced and aggressive attorneys who are passionate about clients with traumatic brain injuries in Dallas. They’ve seen the effects of serious brain injuries firsthand and have no patience for negligent parties that cause and contribute to these catastrophic harms. They take it upon themselves to go up against distracted drivers, inept doctors, careless employers, negligent sports coaches, and criminals on behalf of clients with brain injuries. Our Dallas brain injury attorneys at McGilberry & Shirer can help you after an accident that results in your or a loved one’s brain injury.

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A brain injury can result in lifelong live-in care, hospital visits, and permanent ramifications on the body and mind. TBIs can run families into thousands of dollars in debt. The Dallas brain injury attorneys at McGilberry & Shirer won’t stand for the negligence of others, and we can step in to take care of the ins and outs of your claims when you request our representation. We can work hard to reduce the costs of your medical bills, take over insurance claim negotiations, and pursue full compensation – even if that means taking your case to trial in Dallas. Our firm has the experience and tools it takes to bring negligent parties to justice. Let us help you and your family after a car accident injury, bicycle injury or any other injury as serious as one involving the brain. Call (972) 392-1225 or contact us online today.

What You Need to Know About Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are some of the most severe injury types we see here at McGilberry & Shirer. The brain is a sensitive organ that can sustain damage in countless ways. Doctors still don’t fully understand how brain injuries work. No two are the same, and there is currently no cure. Anything that causes the brain to strike the inside of the skull, lose oxygen, swell or bleeding can result in a traumatic brain injury or TBI. While you could spend a lifetime learning about brain injuries, here are three of the most important facts in terms of legal action:

  1. Brain injuries can be permanent. The brain might never be the same after a traumatic brain injury. While surgeries, therapies, and other procedures might help the victim regain lost abilities, a serious TBI can result in permanent loss of cognitive, speech, or motor functions. Permanent brain injuries are what the law calls “catastrophic” – the most serious category of injury.
  2. Brain injuries often stem from negligence. It’s a sad reality that a single act of carelessness or recklessness can result in someone else’s permanent injury or death. The most common causes of TBIs (car accidents, falls, birth injuries, sports incidents, and acts of violence) are also incidents that typically involve negligence.
  3. You could be eligible for compensation. The civil courts in Texas give brain injury survivors or the loved ones of the deceased the option to pursue financial recovery for damages. With the help from our personal injury attorney or wrongful death lawyers in Dallas, you can file a lawsuit against the negligent party responsible for your brain injury.

The Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Part of what makes traumatic brain injuries so frightening is that they are different for everyone. Two people can experience the same type of brain injury only to have completely different symptoms. The effects of a TBI can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the injury and the individual patient. Some of the most common, however, are as follows:

  • Temporary effects. TBI patients can experience a variety of temporary effects from brain injuries, ranging from fatigue and severe headaches to behavioral changes. Any unusual feelings or behaviors after an accident should be red flags for a potential brain injury. In many cases, these effects are temporary and will go away on their own.
  • Permanent brain damage. In the worst TBI cases, effects to the brain can be permanent. A patient may suffer lifelong cognitive difficulties, memory loss, trouble with speech, developmental delays, motor function losses, behavioral changes, mood swings, and many other effects. There is currently no cure for brain injuries.
  • Unconsciousness, coma, or death. Minor TBIs can cause seconds or minutes of lost consciousness, but a severe one can result in extended periods of unconsciousness. Prolonged coma is one of the signs of a more serious TBI. Some victims will never wake up from brain-injury-related comas.

Only your physician can help you understand the effects of your particular brain injury. The personal injury lawyers at McGilberry & Shirer, however, can help you understand your options for legal action. Whether your brain injury resulted in temporary or permanent, minor or severe effects, contact us for assistance. You could be eligible for significant compensation for your damages.

Common Symptoms of Brain Injuries

Recognizing that you have a brain injury is the first step toward physical recovery. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or assume that you will heal on your own. Only a checkup with a physician, special medical tests, and x-ray scans can diagnose a brain injury. The sooner you see a doctor after a brain injury accident, the better for your personal health. According to the National Institute of Health, the following symptoms could point to a head or brain injury:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • A headache
  • Fatigue or trouble sleeping
  • Behavior changes
  • Sensitivity to light and sound

You absolutely must visit a doctor after any type of accident involving your head or brain. This includes bumps or blows to the head, a shaken head or neck, lack of oxygen to the brain, and anything else that might have damaged the delicate organ in your skull. A brain injury could have hidden, delayed symptoms while causing your brain permanent damage. Immediate medical attention can help you catch and treat a brain injury right away.

What Is The Brain Injury Law?

Brain injury law refers to the legal process of obtaining compensation for someone else’s negligence that caused a traumatic brain injury. Contacting a Dallas brain injury attorney for a brain injury case is the best way to exercise your rights as an accident victim. When we say, “exercise your rights,” we mean pursue financial recovery through the Texas civil justice system. Texas laws encourage brain injury patients to seek damage recovery from at-fault parties in accident claims, such as:

  • Past and future TBI-related medical bills. A serious brain injury could cost the patient thousands of dollars over a lifetime. Recover these costs through a lawsuit.
  • Lost wages. Seek compensation for the income you forfeited when you had to miss work during hospital stays, treatments, and recovery.
  • Pain and suffering. Brain injuries can take a significant toll on a patient’s mental and emotional states. Request full compensation for these non-economic damages.

Brain injury law deals with catastrophic injury torts. You need representation as someone nursing temporary or permanent injuries from someone else’s negligence or misconduct. Our firm can help you file a claim against the responsible party in Dallas.

To discover your unique opportunities for legal action in Dallas, discuss your specific situation with one of our attorneys. Our lead lawyers have more than 60 years of combined legal experience, as well as trial certification and prestigious awards. More importantly, we’ve helped more than 10,000 clients recover compensation and move on with their lives after serious personal injury accidents in North Texas. We might be able to help you and your family after a traumatic brain injury accident.