This is the first post in a series on recovering damages after suffering a head injury in Fort Worth, Texas. This is an important topic as head injuries come in many forms and most people do not know how to proceed after sustaining harm. The harm inflicted by a blow to the head can be severe, long lasting, and life altering. We cannot stress enough the fact that you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately if you have been harmed by another’s negligence.
We will be addressing several topics over our coming articles. Issues which we will analyze include:
- How minor head injuries can have serious consequences
- The types of damages which can be caused by trauma to the head
- The roles of experts in such matters
- Attending trial in such a case
These are important topics for several reasons. First, a blow to the head can have serious consequences which impact one’s motor skills and the effects of such injuries may not manifest themselves until a great deal of time has passed. Second, experts are often necessary in such cases to render opinions on issues such as neurological trauma, how brain damage impacts one’s ability to earn a living, and other issues. Third, it may be difficult for a victim to testify as to how the injury occurred if their memory has been effected. This can require testimony which relates to medical harm suffered and is relevant to the establishment of liability. Finally, it is important know what to expect at trial.
It is important that you hire a firm with significant financial resources after you or a loved one have suffered a serious head injury. Such cases can be highly disputed and may require significant financial resources to prosecute. These resources can include fees for medical experts, vocational specialists, and economists. Depending on the nature of the accident which caused the harm, it may be necessary to hire an accident reconstructionist. If you hire a smaller firm which lacks substantial financial backing then you run the risk of your case going forward without such experts.
It is important that you hire attorneys who take a team based approach to handling such matters, who employ an on-staff investigator, and who have the resources necessary to deal with the largest of defendants. It is important to contact a lawyer immediately if you have suffered a concussion, brain trauma, a skull fracture, or other such harm. This is true in all Texas counties including Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise counties as well as Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, Dallas, and Fort Worth.