Head Injury Lawyers in Waco Temple Killeen Texas
A common injury is a concussion caused by a blow to the head. With a concussion (also called a traumatic brain injury), your brain bounces around inside your skull. This causes chemical changes in your brain. Every year, up to 1.4 million people in the U.S. suffer a brain injury, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You or a family member might have a brain injury caused by anything from car accidents to sports activities. If you or a loved one has been in an accident and suffered a head injury — such as a severe concussion or brain damage –you may be entitled to compensation under the law. Seeing stars after a hard bump to your head is common. But more severe symptoms can be cause for concern. If you abruptly feel less coordinated, are having trouble remembering easy things or thinking clearly, or if friends say you’re not acting quite the same, you should see a physician. You may have a traumatic brain injury or brain damage caused by trauma. The effects of a traumatic brain injury differ depending on how severe your injury is: Mild brain injury can produce a temporary loss of consciousness, dizziness, vomiting, sensitivity to light, mood changes, headaches, or fatigue. Moderate brain injury causes many of the same symptoms, but they’re often more severe. You might also experience extreme confusion or anxiety, slurred speech, a lack of coordination, numbness in your fingers, and dilated pupils. In some cases, clear fluid may drain from your nose or ears. Severe brain injury typically results from a severe blow to the head or body and requires immediate medical attention. Symptoms are similar to those caused by a moderate brain injury, but you may also have bleeding, bruising, or torn brain tissues, which can lead to death. Treatment: See a health care professional. The primary treatment for a mild concussion is rest. Doctors recommend that you cut back on physical activities and activities that require a lot of concentration. If more severe concussion symptoms are present, you may need to go to the hospital. You may have bleeding under the skull (subdural hematoma). Bleeding in the skull is a medical emergency. Recovery: For mild concussions, many people notice symptoms decrease in two to three weeks. The recovery from a subdural hematoma is more complicated and depends on the severity of the injury.
Results in Personal Injury Matters
- $27 million settlement in matter involving the close head injury of a two-week-old child. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, KCEN-TV, Meat & Poultry Magazine and Topverdict.com.
- $15 million settlement reported in matter involving the injuries of an ATF agent in the Branch Davidian raid. Read about this case on Justia.com.
- $1.5 million settlement reported for the injuries caused by a straw purchase of a gun at a pawn shop. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, and MoreLaw.com.
- $800 thousand verdict for motorcycle driver with broken femur involved in collision with a car.
We are proud of our results reported above, but please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Each matter depends on the facts of the case.
Brain Injury Attorneys in Waco, Temple & Killeen
Our Waco personal injury lawyers have represented accident victims in Waco since 1925. We are here to get you through this together. Our goals are the same—to make sure you can get on with your life and that your legal interests are protected. Although every case is different, we have recovered millions for Waco injury victims. We are here to answer questions about your case. In the meantime, you can read a few of the general frequently asked questions about personal injury claims while you wait to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our Waco attorneys. Dunnam & Dunnam lawyers are experienced in handling claims involving brain injuries. Waco, Temple & Killeen brain injury attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam can be contacted at 254-753-6437. The Temple, Killeen & Waco brain injury attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam include:
Vance has 60 years of experience as a lawyer in Waco, Texas handling all types of cases in both the office and the courtroom. Vance has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1977 and has practiced law in Waco, Texas since 1978. Merrilee L. Harmon is a Family Law specialist, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1985. Andrea's practice focuses primarily in Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Family Law, and General Law. Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law. Eleeza's practice areas include: Personal Injury Law, Civil Trial Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Pharmaceutical Law. Gerald R. Villarrial has practiced family law, criminal law and civil litigation for over 20 years. Mason Dunnam is the fourth generation of Dunnam attorneys at the firm since 1925 Carolina G. Truesdale graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law, Cum Laude.
Vance has 60 years of experience as a lawyer in Waco, Texas handling all types of cases in both the office and the courtroom.Read More
Vance has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1977 and has practiced law in Waco, Texas since 1978.Read More
Merrilee L. Harmon is a Family Law specialist, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1985.Read More
Andrea's practice focuses primarily in Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Family Law, and General Law.Read More
Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law.Read More
Eleeza's practice areas include: Personal Injury Law, Civil Trial Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Pharmaceutical Law.Read More
Gerald R. Villarrial has practiced family law, criminal law and civil litigation for over 20 years.Read More
Mason Dunnam is the fourth generation of Dunnam attorneys at the firm since 1925Read More
Carolina G. Truesdale graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law, Cum Laude.Read More