Hire The Best Brain Injury Attorneys in El Paso
If you or a loved one suffered brain injuries in an accident, solid legal representation is critical.
The medical consequences and complications can be considerable when brain tissue is damaged, which means your losses may be extensive.
Under the circumstances, you can trust our Texas brain injury lawyers at Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C. to handle your claim.
Please contact our office to schedule a free consultation, and check out some answers to frequently asked questions about these cases.
What are some symptoms of brain injuries?
In some cases, your injuries will be obvious because you’re bleeding, lost consciousness, or have a large bump.
You should head to the emergency room immediately, as quick action could prevent long-term medical effects.
However, you should watch out for some other signs that aren’t so apparent, especially those that may indicate traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Symptoms may include:
- Persistent or severe headache;
- Convulsions or seizures;
- Fluids draining from the nose or ears;
- Nausea or vomiting;
- Sensitivity to light or sound;
- Dizziness or a foggy-feeling;
- Fatigue and difficulty sleeping;
- Blurred vision;
- Confusion; and
- Slurred speech.
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How do brain injuries happen?
Brain tissue may be damaged by a violent blow to the head or an impact that causes the brain to move within the skull, striking the hard bone.
There are numerous different ways you could sustain a brain injury, but accidents are among the most common causes.
Our Texas brain injury lawyers handle such cases as:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents;
- Incidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists;
- Oil field accidents;
- Other workplace incidents involving workers’ comp claims and civil litigation;
- Medical malpractice and medical mistakes;
- Products liability, where a defect in the item makes it dangerous for regular use; and,
- Many others.
What are my rights as the victim of a brain injury?
You can seek compensation from the party responsible for causing your injuries, but you need to establish the essential elements of a claim based upon negligence.
You must prove that the person breached the legal duty to exercise reasonable care and you suffered brain injuries as a result.
It’s also necessary to show that you suffered physical, financial, and emotional losses due to your brain injury.
We are still grateful to Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro for getting us through a challenging time with professionalism and expertise. Our case was handled with care and precision. This is a firm our family trusts and recommends without reservations.- Amy C.
Ms Chaparro is definitely a go getter and a person of her word. I was with another attorney who did nothing for the first couple of months, so I changed law firm. Ms Chaparro took my trucking case even during the difficult covid situation. She work tirelessly on my case and got me my 6 figure settlement she promised me. Definitely recommend her and her law firm.- Jackie Arms
Alejandro Acosta is a great lawyer. He gave us peace of mind and handled our case pretty seamlessly. No issues and just solid answers. No runaround and he settled our case with the outcome he predicted. I have sent his info to a few friends and family. Great lawyer!- Madison Hernandez
What Can I Recover in Compensation for Brain Injuries?
The term “compensation” refers to the monetary damages you may be entitled to recover because of the losses you sustain as a victim.
Some of them are economic in nature, which means you prove your claim by providing documentation about your losses.
Economic damages compensate you for medical bills, including surgery, hospitalization, ongoing care, physical therapy, pain medications, treatment by specialists, and any other medical expenses.
Lost wages are also economic damages if you cannot work.
Non-economic damages are more complicated because they’re subjective, but you may still be entitled to compensation.
Examples of losses in this category include:
- Pain and suffering;
- Diminished quality of life;
- Losses based upon your personal relationships;
- Emotional distress; and,
- Many more depending on your case.
Keep in mind that Texas has a law on proportionate liability, which could affect the amount of compensation you can recover.
If you were at fault in the accident that caused your brain injuries, your monetary award is reduced by the percentage of blame attributable to you.
How Do I File a Claim for Compensation?
The first step is filing a claim with the insurance company that provides coverage for the responsible party.
Drivers, employers, businesses, medical professionals, and other entities carry insurance to protect their interests in the event of an accident.
You seek compensation from the insurer, but the process is far from easy. Insurance companies don’t make money by paying out large sums to victims of brain injuries.
Instead, they’ll try to find reasons to reject your claim or justify a low-ball payment.
Insurance company employees are less likely to attempt sneaky tactics when they’re dealing with attorneys who know the law.
Our lawyers have experience in negotiations with insurers, and we’re aggressive in pursuing your interests.
Do I Have Other Options if the Insurer Won’t Pay Compensation?
If you cannot reach an agreement to settle your brain injury claim, you still have legal remedies.
It’s possible to file a lawsuit in court to seek the same forms of compensation as you did when dealing with the insurance company. Our attorneys have extensive experience with all aspects of the litigation process.