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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.

Do You Have a Lawsuit? 3 Important Questions

Does your traumatic brain injury qualify you for a lawsuit? Ask yourself these three important questions and contact our attorney at our Houston office about your traumatic brain injury case.
A brain injury attorney can help you recover the workers' compensation or personal injury settlement you need to get better.
A brain injury attorney can help you recover the workers' compensation or personal injury settlement you need to get better.

Was Negligence Involved?

If a simple workplace accident led to your brain injury, you might pursue workers' compensation. But if negligence occurred, there may be third-party liability involved and a personal injury lawsuit may be in your best interests.

What Led to Your Injury?

To pursue compensation, you must be able to prove that your brain injury was directly caused by a specific accident or event. A brain injury lawyer can help you compile the evidence you need to build a case.

Are There Damages?

Brain injuries can lead to expensive medical bills, time off work, and a lifetime of more extensive medical care. A brain injury attorney can help you recover the workers' compensation or personal injury settlement you need to get better.
Establishing liability is the first step in recovering damages after a TBI. If the cause of your injury was an accident in which someone intentionally harmed you or acted negligently, you can file a claim against the liable party or parties for financial compensation. At The Shelton Law Firm in Houston, we work closely with experts to determine liability and build a solid case to give you the best chance possible when seeking compensation.

Calculating Damages

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.

Medical Expenses

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.

Lost Wages

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.

Contact a Brain Injury Lawyer

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.

Contact our office online to ask a question or request a consultation with our Houston brain injury lawyer. You can also reach us by phone at:

(713) 807-0700

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Joe describes his relationship with attorney Michael E. Shelton. As the president of the Dallas Building Trades, he knows Mr. Shelton personally and professionally. He describes him as "one of the kindest and gentlest men I've ever known in my whole life."

About TBI

A TBI typically involves a severe blow to the head and refers to head trauma that interrupts normal brain function.

Causes of Brain Injury

Many events that can cause this type of injury. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Falls
  • 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
  • Contusions
  • Penetrating injury
  • Concussions
  • 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
Michael E. Shelton

The Shelton Law Firm

Personal injury attorney Michael E. Shelton has been representing victims of catastrophic injuries in Houston, Texas, for nearly 50 years. He is proud to be a union card holder as a journeyman pipefitter and General Counsel for the Texas Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO. He is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The Texas Bar Association
  • The Houston Bar Association
  • The Louisiana State Bar
  • The Louisiana Association for Justice

If you are the victim of a personal injury, schedule a free consultation with The Shelton Law Firm today by contacting us online or calling (713) 807-0700.

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