Brain Injury and Brain Damage

The city of San Antonio is home to nearly 1.5 million people. Each day commuters take to our roadways, people spend their days working hard to earn a living, and pedestrians, cyclists, and runners weave their way through our city streets and parks. With the amount of daily activity among such a large population, accidents are bound to happen and when accidents happen, so do personal injuries.

Personal injuries may come as the result of an auto accident. They can also occur in the workplace. Perhaps you’re on a motorcycle and have a collision with a vehicle. Maybe you’re riding your bike through the downtown streets and are struck by a car. You may have been simply walking across an intersection when an inattentive driver strikes you. Personal injury in San Antonio can take place in a variety of ways.

Of all the injuries one can experience, however, trauma to the head leading to brain injury and brain damage can be the most scary and disruptive. It can also affect one’s well-being in life-altering ways.

The effects of a brain injury and brain damage can be obvious. However, in some cases, the effects can be difficult to spot. Speech difficulties, seizures, and motor skill problems can all result from cerebral trauma. But other effects are more subtle and can emerge over time, such as mood swings and emotional problems, inattention, impaired judgment and problem-solving skills. People who suffer from brain damage face a long and difficult road to recovery and rehabilitation.

While these resources may never serve to fully restore what our clients have lost as a result of brain injuries, they can help them live more comfortable and meaningful lives.

Many times brain injury and brain damage are not apparent when they actually occur. The tragic death of Natasha Richardson is one such example. Her cause of death was epidural hematoma (bleeding between the skull and the brain's covering). An epidural hematoma is often caused by a skull fracture. The bleeding causes a blood clot that puts pressure on the brain. That pressure can force the brain downward to press on the brainstem that controls breathing and other vital functions, causing coma or death. Frequently, surgeons cut off part of the skull give the brain room to swell.

Below are symptoms of brain injury and brain compression.

Symptoms of Brain Injury:

  • Headache
  • Pupil changes
  • Irritability
  • Concussion

Symptoms of Brain Compression:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Weak pulse
  • One-sided paralysis
  • Coma
  • Raised intracranial pressure
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Blurred vision

If you’ve been injured in an accident as the result of someone’s else’s negligence, you deserve to have an experienced San Antonio traumatic brain Injury lawyer on your side who will help you work through what can be a very difficult process.

When you call one of our attorneys to discuss your situation, you will speak with a concerned and compassionate lawyer who understands the legal and medical realities of serious brain and spinal cord injuries. If we decide to work together to obtain compensation for you, we will form a team of experienced attorneys, legal professionals, and medical personnel.

Our lawyers will represent your interests when dealing with the insurance companies and negligent parties. We’re prepared to make sure they don’t take advantage of your situation.

In San Antonio, the team of lawyers at Carabin & Shaw stands ready to fight for your rights and help you collect the full compensation you deserve when you’ve been injured. We’ll explain what to expect every step of the way and do everything in our power to make you whole again. We don’t collect any fees unless we win your case for you.

Call Carabin & Shaw in San Antonio today for a free consultation at 1.800.862.1260 and let us work for you.

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