Longview, Texas, Brain Injury Victims' Rights Attorneys
Brain injuries can either go unnoticed for some time or be immediately evident after an accident. Even so-called "minor" brain injuries can result in severe or permanent damage including personality changes, memory loss, or an inability to concentrate, affecting your work and family life. At Ward & Smith Law Firm, we are experienced in handling cases involving brain injury and we will take a strategic, informed approach to protect your rights after a brain injury.
Brain injuries often go undiagnosed and untreated. Protect your rights to immediate medical and legal attention.
Call us toll free at 866.305.6400 or contact us by email to schedule a free consultation with a Board Certified personal injury trial lawyer.
Our attorneys are experienced with cases involving:
- Closed head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Spinal cord injuries
- Coma/vegetative state
Unlike some obvious injuries, brain injuries can result in subtle personality changes that go undiagnosed by inexperienced professionals. We will associate experts who are experienced in diagnosing these injuries, and who are experienced in determining the extent and severity of the injury, if any. Our attorneys are experienced in the complexities of brain injuries and will work hard to recover the compensation you deserve.
Traumatic brain injuries
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a nondegenerative, noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. People involved in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and construction accidents may suffer a traumatic brain injury. Many victims and families of traumatic brain injuries do not realize the full damage that has been done for months or years. It can be difficult to diagnose and hard to determine the full extent of the injury. Our legal team will work with experts who know how to diagnose and treat traumatic brain injuries. Common symptoms of traumatic brain injury may include:
- Anxiety, nervousness
- Behavioral changes:
- difficulty controlling urges (disinhibition)
- inappropriate laughter
- Blurry or double vision (diplopia)
- Difficulty concentrating or thinking
- Difficulty finding words or understanding the speech of others (aphasia)
- Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
- Incoordination of movements
- Loss of balance; difficulty walking or sitting
- Loss of memory
- Muscle stiffness and/or spasms
- Sleep difficulties (more or less sleep than pre-injury)
- Slurred and/or slowed speech
- Tingling, numbness, pain, or other sensations
- Sense of spinning (vertigo)
- Weakness in one or more limbs, facial muscles, or on an entire side of the body
It is important to remember that your loved one can benefit from the diagnosis and treatment of a traumatic brain injury. When the accident was caused by negligence of another you may also be able to recover compensation for your losses including lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and long-term care needs. Our attorneys will help you seek the medical expertise you need, including neurophysiological testing and therapy.
For a free consultation call us at 866.305.6400 or contact us by email to provide more details about your case. Our Longview, Texas lawyers have the experience and track record you can trust.