Austin Brain Injury Attorney

Approximately 144,000 Texans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, that is one person every 4 minutes, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. A TBI is one of most severe injuries to happen to a person after a car accident, creating possible lifelong disabilities.

If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI in a car accident, you need the help of an experienced Austin brain injury lawyer at the Bonilla Law Firm PLLC, to protect your interests and ensure that you are compensated by those who harmed you or were negligent. Contact  our personal injury attorneys for a free case evaluation.

Why Our Firm?

  • Our personal injury attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation and diligently work on your case until the end.
  • We form long-term relationships with our clients and colleagues by being trustworthy, transparent, and fair.
  • With over 30 years of experience, our well-informed attorneys strategically and efficiently help achieve the goals of our clients.
  • We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we never charge a fee unless we recover money on your behalf.

Impact of a TBI

No two traumatic brain injuries are alike and the impact a TBI has is unique to each case. The injury caused from an Austin car accident may or not be different from a slip and fall injury.  The medical attention required varies from one case to the next. One might experience impairment in some or all of the following areas at varying degrees:

Physical impairments:

  • Issues with walking
  • Motor weakness or paralysis
  • Loss of coordination
  • Tremors
  • Poor balance
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Mental or physical fatigue
  • Loss of sensation
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Unclear speech and inability to speak words

Cognitive/Communication impairments:

  • Disoriented to time, place or situation
  • Difficulty processing information
  • Shortened attention span
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Impaired decision making and problem-solving abilities
  • Difficulty understanding abstract concepts or following directions with multiple steps
  • Memory loss
  • Understanding others
  • Difficulty or inability to express thoughts
  • Mood swings
  • Personality changes

Perceptual impairments:

  • Change in any of the senses, but most likely vision
  • Taste or smell disorders

Behavioral/Emotional impairments:

  • Flattened/heightened emotional response
  • Irritability
  • Impatience
  • Lack of initiative
  • Impulsive
  • Denial of impairments
  • Reduced tolerance for stress
  • Inflexibility
  • Loss of impulse control
  • Inappropriate sexual behavior

Some symptoms occur immediately following a TBI, and some may even develop years later. Living with this kind of traumatic injury not only impacts you physically but in your personal life as well. It can cause strain on relationships with family and friends, especially if you require a caretaker, not to mention the financial stress from mounting medical bills.

Why You Need a Brain Injury Attorney

If your brain injury is a result of another person’s negligence, with the help of a skilled brain injury lawyer you can obtain compensation for your losses. Our legal team is knowledgeable about how to investigate your case in order to pursue a strategy that results in a full and fair financial recovery. Types of compensation you may seek can include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income — including past and future, as well as diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium or loss of companionship

In some traumatic brain injury cases, punitive damages may be sought as well. These damages are aimed to punish the at-fault party if they were especially reckless or for their willful misconduct. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys help navigate the legal options and offer a pathway to recouping damages. We examine medical records and medical treatments of the injured person, file the necessary paper work, negotiate with applicable insurance companies and correspond with the responsible party, or parties, to help victims of traumatic brain injuries recover what is required to help restore what was lost in the accident.

The personal, familial and financial consequences of a traumatic brain injury can be astounding. Some victims of traumatic brain injuries require care takers or are in a vegetative state the rest of their lives. In these instances, the medical bills and cost to assist the injured party can be crippling to a family that has suffered this type of injury. The experienced Austin brain injury lawyers at Bonilla Law Firm PLLC will act as an advocate on behalf of your family and fight for the compensation required to help your circumstances.

Let the Bonilla Law Firm PLLC Fight for You

Our Austin brain injury attorneys understand the seriousness of a TBI, along with the financial burdens and loss of consortium  that come from medical bills and being unable to work. Our goal is to ease those burdens by advocating for traumatic brain injury victims in Austin and anywhere in Texas in order to obtain the compensation victims and their families are justified to, to help move forward with their lives. For a free consultation to discuss the matters of you or a loved one’s case, reach out to us via our contact form or call us at (512) 441-1111.