Some of the most debilitating injuries are those to the brain or spine. When avoidable accidents cause such injuries, Dobbs & Porter, PLLC has the determination to provide outstanding legal representation to victims’ families in personal injury lawsuits throughout East Texas. We have an on-site Personal Injury Trial Law Specialist, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. To earn that certification, a personal injury attorney must meet heightened standards of experience, achievement and specialized education, something less than 10 percent of practicing attorneys can claim. If you or a loved one suffered traumatic neurological injuries, you can count on our firm to do everything we can to help you recover damages so you can move forward in the best way possible.
Head trauma can cause the blood vessels inside your brain to bleed or form a clot, leading to a stroke or other disability. In fact, the chances of a stroke increase dramatically after an accident, especially if a skull fracture occurs. Moreover, the stroke might not occur until months after the accident. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur as the result of a concussion or other head trauma sustained in an auto accident, construction accident, serious fall or any incident in which the head strikes something, such as a steering wheel or a floor, or which the head is struck by something, such as a rock or baseball. Symptoms of these injuries include:
All of these symptoms can have harmful effects on a victim’s lifestyle and personality, perhaps permanently.
The spinal cord is a nerve in the spinal column that transmits signals from the brain to the rest of the body. The force of an accident can injure it enough to prevent the transmittal of those signals. Depending on where the spine is injured, it may cause paralysis in your legs (paraplegia) or in all four limbs (quadriplegia). Another type of spinal injury is whiplash, which is caused by extreme jerking of the neck back and forth and commonly occurs in rear-end automobile accidents. Still another type of spinal injury is a herniated disc. This occurs when spinal discs, which sit between and help cushion the bones of the spine, are squeezed. Herniated discs can cause debilitating pain. A recent study found that two out of three spinal injuries are caused by either motor vehicle accidents or falls, but they are also caused by acts of violence, recreational sports and medical malpractice.
If you have suffered a personal injury involving the brain or spine, you might be entitled to bring suit against the person who caused the injury by his or her carelessness or other wrongful conduct, and if that person was acting in the course of his or her employment, you might also be entitled to bring suit against the employer. We can help you determine who is liable for your injuries and vigorously seek to recover all of the damages to which you are entitled.
From our office in Tyler, we represent clients who suffer brain and spinal injuries throughout East Texas. With a certified specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law on site, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call Dobbs & Porter, PLLC at 903-600-HURT(4878) or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.