The Shelton Law Firm

A Dedicated Attorney Can Pursue Compensation for Your Traumatic Brain Injury

A head injury can often cause permanent damage that requires long-term medical care and leads to a decreased quality of life.

Traumatic brain injury lawyer Michael E. Shelton works hard for victims in and around Houston, TX, who are dealing with lost income, medical bills, and general pain and suffering to help them get the compensation they deserve.

Does your traumatic brain injury qualify you for a lawsuit?

3 Questions to Ask Yourself before Contacting a Brain Injury Attorney

Was Negligence Involved?

If a simple workplace accident led to your brain injury, you may 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?

In order 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 lifetime medical care. A brain injury attorney can help you recover the workers' compensation or personal injury settlement you need to get better.

Brain Injuries Come in Many Forms

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Head injuries can lead to mild concussions or permanent damage with lasting effects.

Different Types of Brain Injuries Require Different Courses of Action

Immediately after your accident, it's important to contact a lawyer who can connect you with a trusted medical provider. This is an important step to ensure an accurate assessment of your brain injury

While more mild forms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) may require short-term care and a few days off work, more serious trauma can dramatically change your life. Brain injury lawyers like Michael E. Shelton work 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 impossible to get an accurate estimate of what your injury will cost you, but a lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to deal with long-term symptoms and necessary medical attention.

More Information about Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can have a significant negative impact on both victims and their family, 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. A traumatic brain injury attorney at The Shelton Law Firm in Houston, TX, can help you hold the negligent party responsible so that you can receive the necessary damages to cover the extensive medical costs associated with your injury, lost wages due to an inability to work, and more. Call (713) 807-0700 or contact our office online right away to find out more about the legal avenues that are available to you. 

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The effects of traumatic brain injuries can be extremely serious and often require long-term rehabilitation. 

How an Attorney Can Help

Brain injuries often result in lifelong consequences. Individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury face a long, arduous road to recovery. This recovery typically involves on-going medical expenses that can last many years after the initial injury. Effects of a brain injury often include impaired thinking, memory, movement, vision, hearing, or emotional functioning. Victims of TBIs may experience dramatic changes in personality or profound depression. These injuries rarely affect only the victim, and can have lasting effects on families and communities. 

With over 40 years of experience in work-related injury cases, we can help you identify any negligent parties and will work hard to pursue the compensation you deserve. 

At The Shelton Law Firm, we understand the emotional and financial hardships associated with serious brain injuries. While no amount of money is sufficient to erase your pain and suffering, receiving the compensation you deserve can facilitate the healing process and support you and your family as you move forward. With over 40 years of experience in work-related injury cases, we can help you identify any negligent parties and will work hard to pursue the compensation you deserve. 

Determining Liability

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 in a negligent manner, you can file a claim against the liable party or parties for financial compensation. At The Shelton Law Firm, we work closely with experts to determine liability and build a strong claim to give you the best chance possible when seeking compensation.

Common Causes of TBI

A TBI typically involves a severe blow to the head and refers to head trauma that interrupts your normal brain function. There are many events that can cause this type of injury. Some of the most common causes include:

These injuries can range from a mild concussion to a very severe head wound and contribute to about 30 percent of all injury deaths in the United States. 

We are willing to meet at your home or hospital room if you are unable to travel. Our compassionate lawyer, Michael E. Shelton, is prepared to fight on behalf of you and your family to protect your interests in this difficult time. 

Michael E. Shelton

Michael Shelton

Michael Shelton is a catastrophic injury attorney who has been representing victims of severe injuries for over 40 years. His personal history provides him a unique insight into the offshore, pipeline, and construction industries. He is proud to be affiliated with the:

  • United Spinal Association of Houston
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Houston Bar Association

Mr. Shelton has also achieved a Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. For more information about our legal services, reach out to our office online or call (713) 807-0700 today.

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