If you or a loved one suffered a head injury in a car accident or other incident in Dallas or Collin County, you may be able to build a claim and recover compensation from the at-fault party. Texas’ tort law allows victims to pursue money for their expenses and losses after an injury caused by someone else’s negligence. A Richardson traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyer from Underwood Law Office may be able to help.
Our attorneys provide free case consultations for brain injury victims and their families in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, including Richardson. We can meet you where you are, assess your options for taking legal action and explain how we may can help. You do not have to try to manage your insurance claim or lawsuit on your own.
Our Attorneys Help Clients Recover Damages Based on Their TBI Accidents
At Underwood Law Office, we understand the costs—economic and noneconomic—associated with a traumatic brain injury. We know these injuries can be costly, and the outcomes vary widely. Even in a seemingly minor incident, a TBI can require extensive recovery time and intensive therapies and still have lasting effects. We also understand that severe TBIs often lead to significant physical, cognitive, and psychological deficits.
While the specific expenses and losses you can recover will depend on the facts of your case, the details of your injury, and your prognosis, some examples of recoverable damages may include:
- Medical care and related expenses
- Inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapies
- Future medical needs
- Lost income and diminished earning ability
- Property damage
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Emotional distress, pain and suffering, and other intangible losses
In cases where the injured party suffers significant impairments, is in a coma, or cannot act on their own, we can pursue a case for their family members who have the right to make legal decisions on their behalf. We may be able to recover the same damages in addition to expenses related to ongoing nursing support or long-term care placement.
Traumatic Brain Injuries May Be Deadly for Some Victims
Unfortunately, some victims pass away because of their traumatic brain injuries, the effects on their body, complications, or other injuries suffered in the same accident. When this occurs, their family may be able to pursue compensation based on a wrongful death action. Our attorneys handle these cases and can represent you if you find yourself in these unfortunate circumstances.
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Richardson, call (972) 535-6377
Underwood Law Office Serves Families in Richardson, TX
At Underwood Law Office, our team works based on contingency fees. We do not charge clients any money before we get to work on their case, and there are no fees to pay while we investigate, file, and negotiate your claim or if we file a lawsuit.
Our clients do not pay any fees until their case is over, and there are no attorney’s fees unless we win. This arrangement enables any family to use our services and receive the representation they deserve from a legal firm during this stressful time. We believe you and your family deserve a fair and appropriate payout based on what happened to you, and we will fight for it.
If we work together on your case, you can expect your attorney to:
- Be available to answer your questions and address concerns
- Keep you up to date on the latest developments in your case
- Give you the information you need to make the best decisions
- Provide support and representation throughout this process
- Have resources that can help you and your family learn to live with a TBI
- Protect your right to take legal action
- Build a strong claim and seek compensation on your behalf
- Sue if necessary to recover the money damages you deserve
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Does My TBI Accident Case Support Legal Action?
When Underwood Law Office pursues compensation for a client who suffered a TBI, we must prove liability and negligence. This generally means we need to show that another party acted carelessly or recklessly and caused the incident and injuries. There are four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
For example, imagine you suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. The other driver had a duty of care to follow traffic laws and keep you safe. They breached that duty by running a red light. This caused a collision that led to your brain injury. As long as we can prove these facts, we may be able to recover compensation in your case.
What Causes TBIs?
TBIs can occur for many different reasons. According to MedlinePlus, some of the most common include:
- Slips, trips, and other falls
- Traffic accidents
- Sports and recreational injuries
- Being hit by an object, often when it falls or swings
- Child abuse or assault
- Explosions and blast injuries
- Violent acts such as shootings, stabbings, and being hit by objects
Many of these echo our practice areas, which include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Mining injuries
- Premises liability, such as falls
- Violent acts, including shootings or stabbings that occur because of negligent security
If you wonder about your rights following a traumatic brain injury or if your loved one has a serious TBI, our team will review your case with you for free. However, you should connect with us as soon as your injuries allow. While we may be able to negotiate an out-of-court settlement, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 only gives us two years following the accident to sue the liable party or parties.
Get Your Free Richardson Case Review with Our Team Today
You can discuss your case and legal options with a team member from Underwood Law Office for free today. We provide these meetings free of charge for individuals and families affected by traumatic brain injuries and other serious injuries. Connect with us today to learn more.