Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Julie Johnson Seeks Justice for Your Loved One
Traumatic brain injury lawyer Julie Johnson handles personal injury cases involving victims who have suffered serious head trauma in an accident or act of negligence. Brain injuries can be very expensive to treat and victims often face a long road to recovery. Working with an attorney who has handled cases similar to yours will ensure your rights to seek justice and fair compensation are protected.
Call our firm at 214-290-8001 today to learn more about your legal options. We’ll review the details of your case at no-cost or obligation to you.
We Can Determine if You Have a Case
A traumatic brain injury can occur in a motor vehicle, bike, or pedestrian accident, or because of an illness, oxygen deprivation, or chemical exposure, in addition to other causes.
Below are five of the most common ways victims acquire brain injury:
- Motor vehicle accident: This can include a car accident or a truck accident and may involve anything from a high-speed, multi-vehicle crash on the Tom Landry Freeway to a two-vehicle accident in the City Center.
- Pedestrian accident and/or bicycle accident: Pedestrians and bicyclists are particularly vulnerable to brain injury in the event that they are struck by a careless driver.
- Motorcycle accident: Cars and trucks that fail to “check twice” for motorcycles (or are generally inattentive) put motorcyclists at risk for accidents and subsequent brain injury.
- Medical malpractice: A doctor’s or hospital’s mistake can leave a patient vulnerable to traumatic brain injury, particularly in cases where the brain may be deprived of oxygen because of negligence or error during surgery.
- Work-place or construction accident and premises liability: An employer or property owner’s negligence and/or safety violations can lead to serious accidents and injury, such as brain injury.
Brain injury lawyer Julie Johnson helps victims in a variety of circumstances, working with medical specialists, expert witnesses, economists and other experts to quantify injuries and loss and pursue fair compensation.
You Want an Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Just as medical specialists are sometimes necessary to handle specific medical concerns, some high-level personal injury cases are best handled by a brain injury lawyer who is experienced with serious brain injuries.
Brain injury cases present unique or unusual legal challenges not typically seen with an accident or negligence claim or lawsuit.
For instance, a traumatic brain injury attorney:
- may need to work with specialists, including neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons and rehabilitative specialists;
- must understand and communicate brain injuries’ subtle and longterm effects; and
- must pursue compensation to address physical problems that may develop or manifest long after the accident has occurred.
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For experienced legal help following brain and head injuries, including skull fractures and concussions, contact the Law Office of Julie Johnson in Dallas, Texas. Set up a free initial consultation. We’ll even meet with you in the evening or on the weekend. We have Spanish-speakers on staff and are conveniently located off of Highway 75. We’re a pure contingency firm, which means costs are minimal if we do not win your case. Call 214-290-8001 to speak with a qualified traumatic brain injury lawyer today.
Traumatic Brain Injury FAQs
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause debilitating conditions that change an accident victim’s life forever. Our Dallas brain injury attorney can help you file an injury claim seeking compensation for damages caused by a negligent or reckless person. Below are some TBI FAQs that may be useful if you have been injured in an accident.
1. How do I know if I have a traumatic brain injury?
After an accident, you should see a medical provider as soon as possible for a diagnosis. In some cases, the symptoms and signs of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may not be noticeable by the victim immediately after an accident. Therefore, it is important to see a doctor for a correct diagnosis.
Doctors use a variety of diagnostic tools to determine if you have suffered a TBI, including the Glasgow Coma Scale, speech tests, cognition tests, imaging tools, and neuropsychological tests. The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) tests your ability to move, speak, and open your eyes. A lower GCS score indicates a more severe brain injury. The speech, language, cognition, and neuropsychological tests evaluate a person’s skills. A doctor may also use imaging tests, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT) scans, and intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring.
2. What are signs of a traumatic brain injury?
The signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) vary depending on the person and the severity of the injury. Mild TBI symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headache, and dizziness. A mild TBI may also cause memory problems, sensitivity to light/sound, and depression.
Seizures, chronic headaches, repeated vomiting, slurred speech, and weakness can indicate a moderate TBI. Children’s symptoms may include changing in eating/nursing habits, persistent crying or irritability, and loss of interest in favorite toys or activities. The Mayo Clinic has more information about TBI symptoms.
It is prudent to see a physician after an accident, especially if you suspect a brain injury or received a blow to the head. However, you should always see a doctor immediately if you experience any symptoms of a brain injury or you have unexplained or persistent symptoms. It is also important for you to consult with a Dallas personal injury lawyer to discuss a potential accident claim against the party who caused your TBI. You may be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries.
3. Will a traumatic brain injury heal without medical treatment?
For a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), the doctor may prescribe rest and over-the-counter pain medication for headaches. In some cases, rest and time will help the brain heal without further medical intervention. However, emergency medical treatment may be necessary to remove blood clots, repair skull fractures, or relieve pressure within the skull. Because you may not realize the severity of your brain injury, it is best to be examined by a doctor as soon as possible after an accident.
In addition to rest, doctors may prescribe a variety of medications, including anticonvulsants, anti-anxiety medication, stimulants, antidepressants, anticoagulants, and muscle relaxers. For some accident victims, they may require extensive rehabilitation therapy, including physical, speech, occupational, vocational, psychological, and cognitive therapies. Your doctor will review all treatment options and discuss what options can give you the best chance of recovery from a TBI.
When a TBI requires substantial medical treatment, you should consult with a Dallas TBI injury lawyer to discuss an accident claim to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
4. What are the potential complications from traumatic brain injury?
Several complications are associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI). A severe TBI increases the risk of developing complications. Some of the common complications associated with TBI include:
- Brain death
- Vegetative state
- Fluid in the brain
- Blood vessel damage
- Loss of sensory processing
- Cognitive and executive functioning problems
- Emotional and behavioral changes
Increased risk of developing certain diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Dementia are also complications associated with brain injuries.
You should discuss the potential complications of TBI with your physician very carefully. When a TBI results in a permanent impairment, the victim and his or her family could face hundreds of thousands of dollars in future medical costs, personal care expenses, and lost income. A Dallas TBI attorney can help recover compensation from the party who caused the accident that resulted in the brain injury.
5. What are the common causes of traumatic brain injury?
Any activity in which you can suffer a blow to the head can increase your risk of developing a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Common causes of TBI include motor vehicle accidents, falls, bicycle accidents, sports injuries, defective product accidents, workplace accidents, violence, construction zone accidents and medical malpractice. If another party was responsible for the cause of your TBI, you might be entitled to receive compensation from that party by filing a Dallas accident claim.
6. Are some people at a higher risk for traumatic brain injury?
Yes, some people may be at a higher risk of developing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in an accident. However, anyone can suffer a brain injury during an accident. Risk factors for TBI include very young children, males, young adults, and seniors 60 years of age and older. The people in these groups may have a higher risk for TBI than other individuals.
7. What costs and damages are associated with traumatic brain injury?
An individual with a case of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that heals in a few weeks with time and rest may not incur a substantial amount of damages. However, many cases of TBI cause significant financial losses for the victim and the victim’s family. The medical expenses and the cost of personal care can be extremely high, especially if surgery and therapy are required, or a permanent impairment is involved. In addition, TBI victims often incur other financial damages in addition to medical and personal costs, such as loss of income, travel expenses, costs of medical equipment, and modifications to homes and vehicles.
Victims are also entitled to receive compensation for their physical pain, emotional suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and other noneconomic damages. An experienced Dallas brain injury lawyer can help you file a claim or personal injury lawsuit against the negligent and reckless party who caused your brain injury.