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New Braunfels car accident lawyerEach year, around 2.5 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the United States, including many who were injured in car accidents and truck crashes. A large majority of TBI victims suffer only minor complications and eventually heal from their injuries. Tens of thousands of others per year, however, suffer either fatality (around 56,000 per year) or long-term complications that may ultimately lead to death. When such situations are the result of negligence, financial assistance to cover medical expenses, treatments, and life expenses is crucial. It is important to understand your right to pursue this compensation, and where you can find quality assistance to improve your chances of a positive outcome. 

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Negligence

Negligence is not a factor in every traumatic brain injury case, but it is more common than most people realize. For example, auto accidents are the third leading cause of traumatic brain injury. Many traffic accidents are directly caused by drivers who fail to pay proper attention to their surroundings.

Falls, which are the leading cause of TBI, can also involve an element of negligence. Examples might include slip and fall injuries in a store, down a flight of stairs in a business establishment, or a fall in the parking lot of a grocery store. This is known as premises liability—a situation in which the owner of a building or parking lot has failed to ensure the safety of its patrons. 

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New Braunfels personal injury lawyerHead injuries are unlike other types of personal injury in that even a seemingly minor accident can have life-altering consequences. When a victim’s head is struck or moved in a violent or sudden manner, the brain may bump against the skull, causing severe injury. Brain injuries are often caused by car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, but they can also be caused by falls, workplace accidents, and more.

Regardless of how a brain injury occurs, the effects can be dramatic. Some who suffer brain injuries are unable to work or enjoy their lives in the way they did before the injury. In many cases, brain injuries incur substantial medical costs, including emergency room visits and ongoing doctor visits and tests. If you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence or carelessness, you might be able to receive compensation for your damages.

Brain Injury Caused by a Motor Vehicle Accident

Many victims suffer brain injuries after being involved in a car accident. If the accident was caused by a party who was driving recklessly or negligently, it is very likely that he or she will be liable for the accident. Distracted driving, including texting while driving, is often considered a negligent act, but proving that the other party was distracted can be challenging.

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