San Antonio Brain Injury Attorneys
Did Your Or A Loved One Suffer A Traumatic Brain Injury?
Wyatt Law Firm helps people who have suffered life-changing brain injuries through the negligent acts of others. We work together with our clients to help them recover adequate financial compensation to cope with the financial and emotional toll a brain injury can take.
Contact a brain injury attorney at Wyatt Law Firm for a free evaluation of your case.
We seek maximum compensation for people throughout Texas and the nation, including the cities of San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Laredo and Corpus Christi.
Treatment Following A TBI
Since brain injuries can cause permanent disability, treatment can last a lifetime. It is difficult to make a complete recovery after a TBI, but certain treatments can help restore certain functions and make daily life more manageable for patients.
Treatment for brain injury patients often includes:
- Diagnostic imaging (ex: CT scans)
- Rehabilitation (ex: occupational therapy)
- Counseling and support groups
- Daily living aids (ex: wheelchair, home nurse, etc.)
Potential Compensation For Brain Injury Victims
Traumatic brain injury victims could be entitled to a number of different claims for damages following a wrongful injury, including both economic and noneconomic losses. Economic losses are those damages that can be quantified, such as medical expenses, while noneconomic damages deal with losses that are difficult to measure monetarily, such as pain and suffering. Texas tort reform has placed a cap on noneconomic damages available for a plaintiff to recover in medical malpractice cases.
Some of the compensation you may be able to recover under include:
- Cost of Medical Expenses
This would cover the cost of medical expenses past, present, and future in connection with the wrongful injury.
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
People living with brain damage resulting from an act of negligence could claim loss of enjoyment of life due to the diminished ability to enjoy daily activities.
- Loss of Earning Capacity
A brain injury may prevent a person from ever being able to work for an income again. Loss of earning capacity is an economic damage that calculates an individual’s potential earning capacity from the time of injury to the time of anticipated retirement and can be affected by factors such as the plaintiff’s age, overall health, and their occupation.
- Loss of Consortium
Consortium refers to the benefits and comforts of marriage. A brain injury may limit or completely diminish the ability for marital comfort, companionship, and assistance.
- Pain and Suffering
It can be difficult to assign a dollar value to suffering, but that is what a plaintiff is attempting to do with a pain and suffering claim. Factors considered include: the extent and severity of the injury, how much pain it caused (emotionally and physically), and how long the pain/suffering is expected to continue in the future.
- Attorney’s Fees
It can be important in a personal injury claim for the plaintiff to ask for attorney fee compensation. Because most personal injury lawyers compute their fee as a percentage of the total recovery, asking for attorney fee compensation attempts to remove the risk of attorney fees cutting into the client’s monetary reward for physical and emotional pain.
- Punitive Damages
Punitive damages act as a form of discipline to hold the defendant accountable for their negligent act or omission. These are not awarded in every case.
A concussion can affect a person’s physical health, cognitive abilities and emotional condition for many weeks or months. The effects can be unpredictable, and concussion victims need to be monitored long after the accident that caused the initial injury.
At Wyatt Law Firm, we have experience in cases involving Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 concussions, as well as post-concussion syndrome. Our attorneys are conscience-driven, dedicated to helping injured people and their families recover physically, financially and emotionally.
Our attorneys are fully-versed in medical science concerning concussions and other types of brain injuries. This enables them to explain difficult medical concepts in terms that jurors can understand. We use a variety of visual aids to help us in this task, including three-dimensional depictions of MRIs. A 3-D MRI allows us to demonstrate exactly how an injury has affected a person’s brain in understandable terms. We do not hesitate investing in these and other visual aids, because they can smooth the path to a good recovery.
Some personal injury lawyers are schedule-driven when placing a value on their clients’ losses — this much money for a fractured skull and that much for a concussion. We do not take that approach. Instead, when composing our demand letter, our brain injury lawyers look at the totality of our client’s losses and suffering — including the loss of physical function, loss of earning power, and emotional suffering.
Long after a person has recovered from a concussion injury, the symptoms of concussion can persist. Physical symptoms can include headaches and neck pain, dizziness, sensitivity to light, nausea and motion sickness. Patients may experience memory problems and difficulty in concentration. They may also suffer emotional problems such as depression, anxiety and irritability.
The persistence of concussion symptoms after brain recovery indicates a related but distinct type of brain injury called post-concussion syndrome (PCS). Medical science is still unraveling the mysteries of PCS and much about the syndrome remains to be learned. But PCS is real and it can dramatically affect the physical, cognitive and emotional state of people who suffer from this condition.
Wyatt Law Firm in San Antonio is dedicated to helping injured people get the medical care, rehabilitation services and compensation they need to rebuild their lives.
No Recovery, No Fee. Call Wyatt Law Firm Today
If you or someone you love sustained a serious brain injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other type of brain damage in an accident, you may be able to recover financial compensation. We do not charge our clients attorney fees unless we secure a recovery on their behalf. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact a brain injury attorney at Wyatt Law Firm today.
Wyatt Law Firm, PLLC
21 Lynn Batts Lane, Suite 10
San Antonio, Texas 78218