Brain Injury

Over 1.7 million infants, children, and adults suffer from a form of brain, head, or spinal cord injuries in the United States every year, with a large percentage going untreated. A brain or head injury can be a devastating and life altering incident for the victim, as well as his or her family. Although cases of head trauma are especially difficult for family and loved ones to handle, injuries caused by the negligence of another party may be extremely difficult - knowing that the accident could have been avoided if the negligent party had not been reckless.

These serious injuries can occur anywhere; in children and infants, it can happen at school, the daycare, in the hospital, at birth or while in the care of another person. Adults can suffer from brain or head injuries while on the job, during a vehicular accident, while playing sports or as a result of medical malpractice.

Some brain and head injuries include hematoma (bruising and swelling), concussion, and skull fracture. Listed below are but a few symptoms which may be symptoms of a brain injury:

  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Personality Change
  • Blurry Vision
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Chronic Fatigue or Tiredness
  • Post-Traumatic Amnesia
  • Encephalopathy
  • Seizure
  • Un-reactive Pupils
  • Altered Mental State
  • Dizziness

Depending upon the exact type of brain injury, and the severity of the trauma sustained, the victim may suffer permanent brain damage, affecting all aspects of his or her life. In some cases people who have suffered from brain injuries are no longer capable of caring for themselves or for their families, or performing work related or simple daily tasks.

Brain injuries may not always be so obvious - they can happen as a result of another incident. When someone is hurt in any of the ways above, be sure to have a full examination to judge if there has been brain damage.

Contact The Bates Law Firm in San Antonio, Texas

Don't allow another person's negligence to limit you or your family's freedom - if you or someone you know has been victim to a brain injury, head injury, or more traumatic brain damage, contact personal injury lawyer, Harry S. Bates, at 210-226-3777, toll free at 877-716-3777 or fill out our online contact form to set up a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Our telephone lines are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.