Traumatic Brain Injuries in Houston
Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC represents victims of traumatic brain injury in Houston, TX. Call 713-489-4410 to schedule your free consultation.
If a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury at the fault of another person, you have legal options. Whether the injury occurred due to a car accident, a work incident, or some other unfortunate event, the liable party should be held responsible.
Brain Injuries Can Have Catastrophic Effects
In most cases, brain damage is irreversible. The long-term effects include problems with cognitive function, memory-related issues, and chronic pain. Some injuries are so significant that the victim needs full time care, which is a significant emotional and financial burden. It is well within your rights to seek compensation.
Compensation for a Variety of Injury-Related Financial Hardships
Traumatic brain injury can result in significant financial losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Home modifications following injury
- Lost wages while out of work
- Reduced ability to earn future wages
These losses and expenses can be devastating to a person’s or family’s financial state. An attorney can help you get compensation for these expenses.
Compensation for Emotional and Physical Hardships
Besides the financial losses following a brain injury, the emotional and physical toll on the injured party and the party’s family can also be financially compensated. Emotional trauma as well as pain and suffering can be factored into the damages being claimed. Some other non-financial damages include:
- Loss of enjoyment. A traumatic brain injury can affect the victim’s quality of life. They may no longer be able to do the things they once enjoyed, such as hobbies and activities.
- Loss of consortium. This refers to the negative effects the injury has on the plaintiff’s relationship with their spouse. This can refer to companionship as well as the sexual relationship. Loss of consortium can also apply to a parent-child relationship.
Money can’t replace a damaged relationship or repair a broken marriage. But it can ease the emotional pain associated with these unfortunate results. It can also fund marital or family counseling that could help to repair the relationships.
Justice and legal consequences take many forms. Punitive damages are sometimes added on top of the compensation required to reimburse the plaintiff for funds lost. The additional punitive damages are to be an incentive for the defendant to “learn a lesson” from the incident and act more responsibly in the future. In Texas, these damages are only applied in cases of gross negligence or willful misconduct.
In some cases, other punitive actions could be taken against a defendant, including jail time or community service.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Houston, Texas
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury at the fault of another party, Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC can help you get the justice you deserve. Accidents never happen at a convenient time. That’s why we answer the phone 24 hours a day. No matter when you need a personal injury attorney, we are here for you.
We understand that being injured due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct can feel overwhelming, and we will fight hard to protect your rights. We will stand by you every step of the way, providing compassionate, personalized service and explaining what to expect, whether your case ultimately settles or goes to trial.
Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC proudly offers accident and personal injury representation in Houston, TX. Call 713-489-4410 (English) or 713-766-0000 (Español) to schedule your free consultation.