Traumatic Brain Injuries
Katy Brain Injury Lawyer
Compassionate Representation for TBI Cases
Traumatic brain injuries can be devastating to the injured individuals and their families. They can involve varying degrees of damage to the body and frequently require ongoing medical treatment and long-term care. If you, a family member, or someone you love has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another, the Katy brain injury lawyer at the Law Office of Shane McClelland can evaluate your case and help you recover the compensation you deserve. Our firm handles personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injuries throughout Texas.
Contact us at (713) 242-1302 to learn more about your legal options and to schedule a free consultation.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the brain is injured by a sudden force or trauma that causes it to tear, bruise, or swell. An anoxic brain injury occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen. Every year, thousands of people suffer traumatic and anoxic brain injuries.
Most traumatic brain injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence and are typically the result of:
- Slip and falls (for people ages 65 and over)
- Car accidents (for people ages 64 and under)
Many anoxic brain injuries are suffered by infants as the result of medical negligence such as:
- Improper delivery associated with fetus malpresentation (breech, transverse)
- Umbilical cord injuries, such as compression, prolapsed cord, entangled or knotted cord, cord wrapped around the neck or another body part
- Prolonged or arrested labor
- Baby stuck in the birth canal for excessive time
- Delay or denial of a caesarian-section
- Failure to properly and timely resuscitate the baby
Almost 1/4 of the individuals who suffer a traumatic or anoxic brain injury die. Many end up in a coma or other vegetative state.
Most others suffer permanent, irreversible brain damage and experience some type of long-term disabling effect, such as:
- Memory loss
- Impaired communication, language, and perceptual skills
- Impaired balance, coordination, and fine motor skills
- Diminished strength and endurance
- Psychological disorders
If you or a loved one has suffered TBI, you will need a lot of support. Financial compensation cannot undo the injury you sustained but it can help you recover.
Individuals who have suffered traumatic or anoxic brain injuries at the hands of others may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Past and future physical pain, suffering, and disfigurement
- Past and future emotional distress
If your loved one died as the result of TBI or related complications, you may also be entitled to compensation for the deceased’s funeral expenses and your loss of companionship.
Call the Law Office of Shane McClelland
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic or anoxic brain injury, the Katy brain injury lawyer at our firm is here to help. There is no cost for the initial consultation, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations, so reach out as soon as possible to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.
Get started on your case by calling (713) 242-1302.