This is the first post in our series on the handling of head injury cases in Austin, Texas. We have decided to write on this topic due to the fact that accidents resulting in head trauma can have a devastating impact on one’s life. If you have suffered a concussion, a brain injury, or other cranial harm then it is crucial that you contact a personal injury attorney immediately.
We will be addressing several subjects over our coming articles. Issues we will look at include:
- Calculating damages for head trauma or a brain injury
- The role of vocational and medical experts in such cases
- Taking head trauma cases to trial
There are multiple reasons why these topics are important. First, head trauma and permanent brain injuries can leave one requiring constant care, unable to work, and with substantial future medical expenses. It is important that any damages calculation include the sums necessary to cover these expenses. Second, vocational and medical experts will likely be needed to prove what jobs, if any, the victim is still able to perform and to explain the extent of the injuries to a jury. Finally, trial in brain injury cases can have complications if the injury is shown to have damaged the victim’s memory; the victim may not be able to fully testify about the accident.
It is important that you seek immediate medical attention after a blow to the head. This is true even if you are not sure if you have suffered serious harm. Brain injuries or head trauma can lead to symptoms which do not become apparent for some time. If you get immediate treatment, your physicians can perform any necessary tests to help ensure that serious and lasting injuries have not been suffered. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the more you risk the onset of future problems and you also make it harder to recover compensation for your injuries.
Contact our office today to speak with an Austin brain injury lawyer. We also handle matters involving concussions and other blows to the head. We also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.