Brain Injury Lawyer
A head injury can often cause permanent damage that requires long-term medical care and leads to a decreased quality of life.
An attorney with experience handling work-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases can help victims obtain the compensation they deserve.
At The Shelton Law Firm in Houston, TX, Michael E. Shelton offers free consultations to people who have suffered catastrophic injuries.
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A brain injury attorney can help you recover the workers' compensation or personal injury settlement you need to get better.
At The Shelton Law Firm in Houston, we understand the emotional and financial hardships associated with serious brain injuries. While more mild forms of brain injury may require short-term care and a few days off work, more serious trauma can dramatically change your life.
A brain injury lawyer like Michael E. Shelton works with expert medical providers and economists to calculate the full extent of your injury and how it will affect you for the rest of your life. On your own, it's difficult to get an accurate estimate of what your injury will cost you in terms of medical care, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. A lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to deal with your new way of life.
The effects of traumatic brain injuries can be severe and often require long-term rehabilitation and lifelong consequences. This typically results in ongoing medical expenses that can last many years or a lifetime after the initial injury.
It is critical to work with an attorney that can obtain compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the injury, including tests, surgical fees, hospital stays, physical therapy, counseling, medications, and so much more.
The consequences of serious brain damage include memory loss, inability to perform everyday activities of daily living, impaired thinking, loss of movement, impaired vision or hearing, and adverse emotional effects. These can prevent a person from going to work while they recover, obtaining employment, returning to their previous job, or advancing their career.
We will take lost wages and loss of earning capacity into account when seeking a fair settlement or award.
Pain and Suffering
We understand the emotional and financial hardships associated with serious brain injuries. Victims of TBIs may experience dramatic changes in personality or profound depression. Their ability to communicate and maintain meaningful relationships with spouses, children, parents, friends, and other loved ones is diminished. As a result, a person's overall quality of life is greatly affected.
Damages for pain and suffering are intended to account for the emotional hardships caused by a brain injury.
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A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can significantly negatively impact victims and their families, often completely altering their lifestyle and causing substantial emotional distress. If you have been severely injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
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Causes of Brain Injury
Many events that can cause this type of injury. Some of the most common causes include:
- Car accidents
- Construction or industrial accidents
- Sports injuries
- Explosive blasts like refinery or pipeline explosions
- Maritime accidents
Types of Brain Injury
Head injuries can lead to mild concussions or permanent damage with lasting effects.
- Second impact syndrome
- Penetrating injury
- Hypoxic brain injury
- Anoxic brain injury
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)
"Mr. Shelton is a superb lawyer with great experience in personal injury cases, such as mine. He has not once let me down and is very supportive in every way. Because of my injury, I have not been able to work, but Mr. Shelton has made sure to help my family financially until my case is over.... I highly recommend Mr. Shelton for anyone who has had an accident at work." Jaime