Head Injury Settlements & Verdicts by Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas
If you have suffered a head injury in Dallas due to a third party’s recklessness or negligence, it is critical that you hire a personal injury attorney with a track record of success and the connections to help you heal and maximize your financial compensation.
Mullen & Mullen Law Firm has significant experience in handling traumatic brain injury cases in Dallas. We routinely assist clients in obtaining the necessary medical care at no up-front cost – even if they don’t have health insurance.
We maintain strong relationships with neurologists and our clients have access to eVox testing, X-Rays, MRI’s, CT scans, neuropsychological assessments, counseling, DTI tractography, balance therapy, and cognitive therapy in Dallas. We have even assisted clients in undergoing a comprehensive brain injury recovery program at no up-front cost.
Head Injury Settlements & Verdicts
About Head Injuries
Head injuries, most often referred to as Traumatic Brain Injuries or TBIs, occur when a sudden and external force causes a blow or jolt to the head (or body) which impacts normal brain functioning.
Head injuries can range from mild to severe. Even mild head injuries can lead certain people to suffer chronic complaints and impairment. These people are often referred to as the “Miserable Minority.”
Slip and fall accidents and motor vehicle accidents are the leading causes of head injury hospitalizations.
Mild head injuries are often characterized by brief loss of consciousness, a state of being dazed and/or confused, fatigue, dizziness, problems with speech or word finding difficulty, headache, tiredness, vomiting or nausea, blurry vision, tinnitus, light or sound sensitivity, difficulty with concentration or memory, anxiety and/or depression, and mood changes.
Moderate to severe head injuries often also include the symptoms identified above. In addition, they are often characterized by repeated vomiting or nausea, persistent headaches, loss of coordination, seizures and/or convulsions, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in one’s toes and/or fingers, and agitation or being combative.
Head injuries are typically diagnosed following a neurological examination. The Glasgow Coma Scale measures a person’s functioning in regards to a patient’s ability to open their eyes, speak, and move. Speech and language tests as well as neuropsychological assessments are also used to diagnose head injuries.
Imaging studies can often shed light on the severity of a head injury as well as to make sure the patient is not experiencing a serious adverse event such as a brain bleed. These studies include CT scans and MRI’s. Diffusion tensor imaging tractography (DTI tractography) is also used to provide imaging of the brain. It is a type of MRI that measures the rate of water diffusion between cells to produce images of the brain that can show small changes in both blood flow and tissue.
Concussions are very common head injuries in car accidents. It is not necessary that your head strike something in the vehicle to have sustained a concussion, since they can result from even a violent shaking of the upper body or head. The majority of concussions do not result in loss of consciousness.
Symptoms of a concussion can last days, weeks, or longer. Some people who experience even mild concussions can experience chronic symptoms. Common symptoms include headaches, confusion, difficulties with memory, tinnitus, nausea and/or vomiting, fatigue, and blurry vision.
Concussions often leave people feeling “foggy” and serve as major disruption in one’s life. It is important that concussions be diagnosed and properly evaluated to make sure the injured victim is not at risk for a serious adverse event.
People who have suffered a concussion are more susceptible to further concussion(s) in the future.
If you have an injured head and another person or company is at fault, contact Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas for a free consultation. Get a discounted 29% contingent attorney fee on head injury cases not requiring litigation (compared to the industry standard 33.3%) if you mention this special offer on first contact.
There is never a fee unless our lawyers win your Dallas head injury claim. And we can get you medical care upfront with no out of pocket even if you don’t have health insurance.