A Traumatic Brain Injury Affects Everyone In Your Life
When someone suffers a brain injury, their entire life can change; these injuries can alter your personality, limit your ability to communicate and even lead to death. The long-term impacts affect both the injured person and the people who love them. At Vice Henley and Dilbeck, PLLC, we use the law to support you and your family as you recover and adjust.
Any accident that involves a blow to the head and results in a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can leave the victim with serious and sometimes life-altering consequences. Drawing upon decades of combined experience, the attorneys at Vice Henley and Dilbeck, PLLC, in Royse City, serve people across East Texas who have suffered these types of head injuries. We fight for you from the moment you step into our office.
A Compassionate Approach To Nuanced Injuries
There are two types of head injuries that result in traumatic brain injury: open head injuries and closed head injuries. Open head injuries occur when an object pierces the skull and injures the brain tissue. If the injury takes place during an auto accident, the object could be debris or cut glass. Open head injuries require immediate treatment and are categorized as major medical emergencies because they could lead to swelling or bleeding on the brain.
A closed head injury is one in which there is no visible piercing of the skull or blood, but these injuries mean the full extent of the damage might not be apparent from the outset, as may happen with a concussion. With a closed head injury, the victim could notice bruises or scratches on their head from hitting the steering wheel during a crash or suffering another type of forceful impact. Our firm handles a range of TBI cases stemming from a variety of accidents, including:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Contact sports
There are both long- and short-term repercussions that could result from a traumatic brain injury, ranging from headaches and dizziness that are temporary to cognitive impairment, memory loss, and seizures that may last for months or years. Texas law allows for several kinds of damages, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and the impact that the injury has on your quality of life.
What Happens Next Requires Attorneys
Our attorneys feel strongly that those responsible for your injury should be held accountable for their negligent actions, and we will work hard on your behalf for a favorable settlement or jury award. Vice Henley and Dilbeck, PLLC, advocates for victims of traumatic brain injuries in and around Rockwall County, Texas. For help, call us today at 469-912-2604 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.