Houston & Austin Brain Injury Lawyers
According to the Center for Disease and Control Prevention, 1.7 million Americans suffer from some type of traumatic brain injury every year. Of this 1.7 million people individuals, approximately 52,000 people die and 275,000 are hospitalized for some period of time. Tragically, traumatic brain injury is a contributing factor to approximately 30.5% of all injury-related deaths in the United States. The annual costs associated with these types of injuries is huge. In fact, in 2000 the Center for Disease and Control Prevention estimated that the direct medical costs and indirect costs such as lost productivity of a traumatic brain injury was $60,000,000,000.00 in the United States.
At Sutliff & Stout, the Houston and Austin-based brain injury lawyers within our Firm represent individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries in all types of accidents, including truck accidents, car accidents and motorcycle accidents, boat and rig accidents and off-road recreational vehicle accidents.
A brain injury can occur in an instant and leave the injured person and his or her family members with a lifetime of disability, rehabilitation and medical bills. The Houston brain injury attorneys in our firm can help. In each personal injury case our lawyers handle, we work to obtain medical treatment and full payment for brain injury victims. Anytime an injury occurs the injury person should be evaluated to determine whether he or she suffered from mild, moderate or severe brain injuries. While some lawyers overlook these injuries, our personal injury lawyers take steps to make sure these types of brain injuries are not overlooked.
Many clients do not recognize when they have sustained a concussion after an accident because their other injuries are more apparent. Sometimes days, weeks, or even months after your pain decreases, you may notice that you are forgetting things and seem a little dazed. If this is the case, you need to see a specialist who can help you determine if you suffer from a traumatic brain injury.
Depending on the extent of a person’s traumatic brain injury, the impact such an injury can have on your life is immense and multi-faceted. For individuals who suffered a more severe traumatic brain injury, the injured person will likely need a variety of medical and psychological treatment, including treatment from a neurosurgeon, neurologist, speech pathologists, physical therapists, psychologists or psychiatrists, occupational therapists and others. Treatment may also include expensive medications that the person will likely need to take the remainder of his or her life. The financial burden and social/emotional impact of brain injuries can be tremendous and the effect on a person’s quality of life can be devastating.
Traumatic brain injury cases are a highly specialized field of personal injury law and you need a lawyer who understands how to evaluate, work up and, if necessary, try a brain injury case. You need a personal injury lawyer that has experience dealing with brain injuries and the issues associated with brain injuries, including the forces that cause these injuries and other medical conditions that may contribute to the treatment and resolution of a traumatic brain injury. You need a lawyer at Sutliff & Stout.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact our personal injury lawyers in Houston today for a no cost consultation.