Traumatic Brain Injury
If you or a family member has suffered a head injury or traumatic brain injury, Houston traumatic brain injury lawyer Kevin Krist can help. Kevin Krist has successfully represented hundreds of serious personal injury accident victims. With his extensive experience in personal injury matters, he can provide crucial advice about your case, protecting your rights, and what you should do to safeguard your family’s financial security.
It’s estimated that 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injury in the United States each year. It’s also estimated that traumatic brain injury is a contributing factor in over thirty percent of all injury-related deaths in the United States. Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe, but they always need to taken seriously.
Kevin Krist Has The Skills And Experience To Represent Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
A person suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI) whenever a blow, jolt, or shock to the head, or a penetrating injury into the skull, causes problems with the way the person’s brain functions. Traumatic brain injury can also happen if someone is in a car accident, falls, or is otherwise tossed around in a way that makes their head whip back and forth.
Not every head injury results in a traumatic brain injury, but TBIs are more common than many people realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury every year in the United States. Among those, 275,000 have to go to the hospital, and 52,000 die from their injury. It’s estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States have a disability caused by a traumatic brain injury. TBIs also are a contributing factor in almost a third of injury-related deaths in the United States.
The effects of a traumatic brain injury vary depending upon how someone suffered an injury to the head, the person’s physical condition, and their age, among many other factors.
Traumatic brain injuries happen across all types of accidents, such as:
- Motor vehicle crashes
- All-terrain vehicle (ATV) wrecks
- Construction site accidents
- Boating accidents
- Aviation accidents
Symptoms of traumatic brain injury can be mild after someone suffers a concussion, and in those cases the person may have brief problems with mental functioning. Even mild TBIs deserve medical attention because they can have significant side effects, although they usually are not life threatening. Common post-concussion symptoms can include:
- Problems with concentration, clear thinking, and short-term memory
- Headaches, dizziness, nausea, and difficulty balancing
- Emotional problems, including irritability, emotional overreactions, and anxiety
- Changes in sleep patterns and ability to fall asleep
Severe traumatic brain injuries are a different story. They can cause death and permanent disability in severe TBI victims. Severe traumatic brain injuries can happen from high-velocity impacts to the head, as might happen in a motor vehicle crash or if something strikes the victim hard on the skull. Of course, penetrating head injuries are severe by their very nature, and can result in traumatic brain injuries that kill, cause lasting disability, or permanent problems with memory, mental clarity, and emotions.
If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, you may have a right to compensation.
Contact Houston Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Kevin Krist Today
Kevin Krist has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for serious personal injury accident victims in Texas. If you think you or a loved one has a traumatic brain injury claim, contact Kevin Krist today to talk about your case.
Whether you’re in Houston, Harris County, Pasadena, Katy, Baytown, Sugar Land, Conroe, League City, or elsewhere in southeast Texas, Kevin Krist can schedule a free consultation. Simply call the Law Office of Kevin Krist at 713-284-1660, or use the firm’s online form. Let Kevin Krist explain how he can put his personal, proven experience to work for you and your family.