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Austin Brain Injury Lawyers

Austin Brain Injury Lawyers

If you suffered a brain injury in an avoidable accident, it’s important to understand your rights and options. Serious brain injuries can create lifelong challenges. Medical expenses related to a brain injury can cost hundreds of thousands over a lifetime.

FVF Law provides free, no-pressure consultations to help you get the information you need to make informed decisions about your injury claim and medical care. Collectively, our lawyers have more than 80 years of experience handling complex accident and injury cases in Austin. Our award-winning team has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

We work on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing upfront. In fact, under this arrangement, you only pay us if we recover compensation for you first. This gives you access to affordable legal representation and incentivizes us to maximize your recovery. Contact or call our law offices in Austin, Texas at (512) 982-9328 to schedule a free case review with an Austin brain injury lawyer.

How FVF Law Can Help With a Brain Injury Claim in Austin

How FVF Law Can Help With a Brain Injury Claim in Austin

The CDC estimates that about 1.5 million Americans survive a traumatic brain injury each year. Thousands are hospitalized with serious conditions. If you were a victim, you might quickly start to see the bills pile up. While you’re struggling with the consequences of your injuries, our Austin personal injury lawyers are here to help you get the fair compensation you need to move forward.

At FVF Law, we’ve been handling complex personal injury claims for decades. We’ve been recognized by Super Lawyers and earned a place on the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We’ve also earned a perfect-10 Avvo rating for our high-quality legal representation.

Hiring our legal teams means you’ll gain an advocate to:

  • Provide sound legal advice and guidance
  • Investigate the circumstances of your accident
  • Identify all parties who are financially responsible for your losses
  • Calculate the value of your injury case
  • Hire leading experts and specialists to strengthen your claim
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies and defense teams on your behalf

When you speak with us, we’ll help you understand your rights and options for recovering compensation. We can also help you seek medical treatment from top medical professionals. Our aim is to put you in the best position — physically and financially — to recover from your brain injuries.

It’s never too early to explore your legal options. Call to schedule your free consultation with an Austin personal injury lawyer today.

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Overview of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries occur because of some type of trauma to the head. That trauma can be caused by internal factors or external forces. Brain injuries are classified based on whether the skull was penetrated.

Open head injuries happen when the skull is broken or penetrated. They can occur when the skull is penetrated by debris in a motor vehicle accident or a gunshot.

Closed head injuries, on the other hand, typically involve some type of blow to the head. The force of the blow itself can cause the brain to move violently within the skull. Many brain injuries occur because of that movement or the force of the brain hitting the inside of the skull.

Not all brain injuries happen because of a blow to the head. You could also sustain brain damage because of oxygen deprivation or even exposure to toxic chemicals.

Types of Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a broad term used to classify any type of brain damage caused by external forces.

Some common types of brain injury include:

  • Concussions
  • Intracerebral hematomas or brain contusions, or bruising or bleeding in the brain tissue
  • Edema, or serious swelling in the brain
  • Diffuse axonal injuries (DAI), which occur when both sides of the brain are injured because the brain rotated within the skull
  • Localized brain injuries, where only one area of the brain is damaged
  • Diffuse brain injuries, where many regions of the brain are damaged
  • Hemorrhaging, or uncontrolled bleeding in the brain
  • Skull fractures
  • Hypoxic brain injuries, or oxygen deprivation
  • Stroke

Brain injuries can also be classified as primary or secondary injuries. Most primary brain injuries happen suddenly after an accident. Secondary brain injuries, on the other hand, develop slowly over time after the victim has sustained some other type of trauma.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injuries?

The signs and symptoms of a brain injury vary depending on the region of the brain that was impacted. Not all symptoms are immediately apparent after an accident.

If you’ve been involved in an accident or suffered a blow to the head, it’s essential to pay attention to the following signs:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Confusion or memory loss
  • Difficulty with walking or balance
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Agitation or unexplained behavioral changes
  • Problems with concentration
  • Weakness in the arms, legs, hands, or feet
  • Weakness in one side of the body
  • Seizures
  • Dilated pupils
  • Severe and lasting headache

You should always seek medical attention after an accident. Any of these signs could indicate that your brain was injured.

What Are the Long-Term Consequences of Brain Injuries?

Common long-term consequences of a traumatic brain injury include:

  • Memory loss, whether short-term or long-term
  • Loss of speech
  • Difficulty understanding speech
  • Changes in mood, personality, and behavior
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Difficulty reasoning or thinking
  • Loss of mobility or motor function
  • Blindness, vision loss, or sensitivity to light
  • Impaired spatial perceptions
  • Loss of inhibitions

The cost of a serious brain injury can be overwhelming, especially if you suffer a permanent disability or long-term impairment. Our lawyers can help you get the money you need for medical treatment and other damages. Give us a call to schedule a free, no-pressure initial consultation to learn more.

What Causes Most Brain Injuries?

Any type of head trauma can cause brain damage. Many of these accidents happen because of someone else’s negligence.

We often represent clients who have sustained brain injuries due to:

  • Car accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Accidents involving recreational vehicles
  • Uber or Lyft accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Assaults
  • Birth injuries

If you were injured in one of these accidents, you should make it a priority to learn about your rights. You can get started today by calling our law firm in Austin to schedule a free case review. If you can’t make it into our office, we’d be happy to travel to your home or the hospital.

What is My Austin Brain Injury Case Worth?

The value of any personal injury case will vary from case to case. To assess your case value, our Austin brain injury attorneys will carefully evaluate the facts and circumstances of your injury. By working closely with your doctors and other specialists, we can calculate the fair value of your personal injury claim and prevent the insurance companies from taking advantage of you.

The factors that will be most important to your case’s value include:

  • The severity of your brain injury
  • How the injury will impact your future work, lifestyle, and quality of life
  • The cost of your current medical treatment
  • Your need for ongoing medical care or rehabilitation
  • Whether you’ll need long-term assistance with basic activities of daily living, like showering or dressing
  • How the injury impacts your emotional wellbeing
  • The circumstances of the accident and the strength of your injury case

Our lawyers will consider your financial and personal losses when calculating your case’s value. We’ll also work with experts to estimate your potential future needs.

What Compensation Can I Recover for My Brain Injuries in Austin, Texas?

Damages in Texas personal injury cases are classified according to whether they represent economic (financial) losses or non-economic damages. You can seek compensation to cover your total economic and non-economic damages under Texas personal injury laws.

You may be able to receive compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages, income, and employment benefits
  • Future medical expenses
  • Diminished future earning capacity
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Long-term care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Depression and anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Lost independence
  • Loss of consortium

While you can pursue compensation for all of your losses, there are cases where your damages may be reduced. If you share part of the blame for the accident, for example, your award can be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault under Texas comparative negligence laws.

How Long Do I Have to File a Brain Injury Lawsuit in Texas?

The statute of limitations in most personal injury cases is two years. Under Texas law, if you don’t take legal action within two years after your accident, you’ll lose your right to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages.

You could have more or less time to act. For example, cases involving medical malpractice must be filed within two years of the date you discover the injury (and no more than ten years after the injury occurred).

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Contact Our Austin Brain Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation

Our lawyers at FVF Law know how devastating a brain injury can be. We know how brain injury can affect every area of your life, from work and finances to recreation and family time.

We’re ready to put decades of experience to work in your case. Our legal team can help you maximize the value of your case. Call our Austin brain injury lawyers to schedule a free consultation and learn more about our practice areas today.

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