Amarillo Head Injury Lawyer
Texas Head Injury Claims
Head injuries are fairly common—and often very serious—injuries. In some cases, head injuries can lead to traumatic brain injuries, which may result in significant, irreversible damage. If you or someone you love suffered a head injury due to another person or party’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Wood Law Firm, LLP can help.
Since 1999, our Amarillo head injury lawyers have aggressively represented the interests of the injured throughout Texas. We strive to be a voice for the voiceless, advocating tirelessly for our clients and working to recover the maximum compensation they are owed. We understand the unique challenges head injury victims face, and we know how to help you overcome them.
Head Injuries vs. Brain Injuries
Head injuries and brain injuries are often conflated, but the two are actually distinct injuries. While a head injury can lead to a brain injury, this is not always the case. A head injury is any injury to the skull or scalp, regardless of whether this leads to or coincides with an injury to the brain.
Examples of common head injuries include:
- Skull Fracture: A skull fracture occurs when the skull cracks or breaks due to a sudden, forceful impact or a blow to the head. Skull fractures can lead to brain injury, hemorrhaging, and other serious, life-threatening complications.
- Contusions: Contusion is the medical term for bruising; when contusions occur on the skull or the brain, they are considered head injuries. While most contusions will heal on their own, some brain contusions will not and will require surgical removal.
- Intracranial Hematoma: Intracranial hematoma refers to bleeding that occurs under the skull and in the brain, leading to the formation of a blood clot. Depending on the size and location of the blood clot, the effects can be very serious.
These and other head injuries are always considered serious. If you suspect that you or anyone else has suffered a head or brain injury, call 911 and/or seek immediate medical attention.
Head Injury Symptoms
Some head injuries, such as skull fractures, are immediately obvious. In other cases, however, it may be less apparent that a person has sustained an injury to the head. This is particularly true when the injury is a “closed-head” injury, meaning there is no open wound.
Some of the most common signs that a person has suffered a head injury include:
- Persistent or worsening headache
- Confusion or disorientation
- Loss of consciousness
- Excessive sleepiness
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Memory loss
- Difficulty speaking or delayed responses
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vision
- Light/noise sensitivity
- Changes in mood or behavior
These symptoms indicate that a person needs immediate professional medical attention. Remember, all head injuries are serious, and you should always see a doctor or healthcare specialist if you believe you may have sustained any type of head injury.
Common Causes of Head Injuries
While any traumatic event can cause a head injury, some of the most common causes include:
- Car accidents
- Sports/recreation accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Large truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Often, these accidents occur as a result of negligence. When someone else is careless, reckless, or acts unlawfully, head injury victims have the right to hold the at-fault party accountable. Our Amarillo head injury lawyers can help you bring a personal injury claim against the person or entity responsible for your injuries, whether that’s a drunk driver, an employer, a property owner, or any other party.
Fighting for the Justice You Deserve
At Wood Law Firm, LLP, we focus on representing victims of catastrophic injury, serving as their voice and seeking the financial recovery they need to move forward with their lives. Our founding attorney, Channy Wood, is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Board-Certified Civil Law Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. These are rare distinctions achieved by only a select number of attorneys.
We are ready to use our expertise, experience, and resources to effectively advocate for you and your rights. Our attorneys are true trial lawyers and are prepared to represent your best interests in the courtroom if that is what is required to recover the full compensation you are owed.
We invite you to give us a call at (806) 304-0447 to learn more about how we can help you with your claim during a free initial consultation.