Did Your Child Suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Let Our Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Help
A traumatic brain injury is a serious hardship to cope with for an accident victim of any age. For a child, a head injury is an especially poignant piece of misfortune. The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) reports that traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability among children. The organization also reports that the age groups most prone to head and brain injury are ages 4 and under and 15-19.
Since 1978, we have provided professional and aggressive legal counsel to injured people and their families. As parents ourselves, our Austin personal injury lawyers are especially dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of injured children. If your family has suffered hardship stemming from a child’s injury, call our office at (512) 474-8153.
We Fight on Behalf of Injured Children
After a head injury, a boy or girl whose brain is still growing and developing very often experiences developmental challenges. Lingering effects can show up long after the accident in the form of poor social adjustment, difficulty concentrating at school and other functional disorders. Specific short-term symptoms and long-term effects can include:
- Physical symptoms, such as speech disorders, headaches, and seizures
- Cognitive symptoms, such as memory deficits, limited attention span and poor judgement
- Emotional symptoms, such as mood swings, anxiety, depression and restlessness
Child injury victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) often suffer their injuries in serious circumstances such as:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- A fall from a high place or on a hard surface (during a playground accident, for example)
- Sports injuries
- Physical abuse
A child dealing with effects of a head injury may require special education, tutoring, therapy and counseling over the years. In severe cases, children with traumatic brain injury will be dependent on others for a lifetime. It is important to get the most thorough and reliable prognosis possible before accepting a settlement offer as compensation.
We Help Parents Make a Plan for the Future
If your child does receive a settlement or verdict payout after a traumatic brain injury, most or all of the funds are likely to go into a trust. As part of our commitment to service, our Austin personal injury attorneys transition clients on to respected accountants, tax attorneys and estate planning law firms after the settlement or verdict is approved. If you need to tap into the funds for the sake of raising your child living with a brain injury, we can help you petition the court to allow withdrawals from the trust fund.
Call Our Office at (512) 474-8153
Suffering a traumatic brain injury during childhood is often disabling. Injured children and their families need guidance, direction and practical assistance. Our Austin personal injury law firm is skilled at determining liability and obtaining compensation from liable parties. To schedule a free initial consultation, call (512) 474-8153, or contact us now via our online form.