Brain stem injuries can be difficult to recover from. They frequently result in piles of medical bills and often cause people to miss work, and that means economic hardship. If you or a loved one got your injury in an accident and that accident was not your fault, you may be owed compensation. A Nueces County, Texas personal injury lawyer from our firm will do their best to help you get it.

What Are Some Symptoms of Brain Stem Injuries?

The brain stem controls a variety of important functions, from breathing to swallowing. So it should not be surprising that brain stem injuries, even minor ones, can be debilitating. They can cause issues like:

  • Balance problems
  • Blurred vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia

A severe enough injury can even make it impossible to work and support your family.

Can Brain Stem Injuries Take a Long Time to Recover From?

The road to recovery is often long and difficult for people with brain stem injuries. Many types of treatment, like physical therapy and speech therapy, can help, but some accident victims never get back to 100%. In more tragic cases, brain stem injuries lead to death.

Can I Sue For Compensation if an Accident Causes a Brain Stem Injury?

If you or a loved one were injured in an accident and you believe that someone else was to blame, you may be able to sue for compensation. You might receive an initial offer from an insurance company, but we rarely recommend taking that. This is just the insurer’s attempt to get out of this situation for as little money as possible.

A lawyer from our firm can help you fight for fair and reasonable compensation. A serious offer should help make up for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Property damages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

If your loved one passes away due to their injuries, we can help you pursue wrongful death damages. These are meant to make up for the loss of companionship and the loss of your loved one’s financial contribution to the household. Only certain relatives can sue for wrongful death damages, so ask our lawyers about your options.

How Long Do I Have to Sue For Damages?

You do not have unlimited time to pursue a case against the parties who caused your accident. In most cases, Texas gives accident victims two years to sue for damages. Wait any longer than that, and you risk your case being thrown out no matter how much evidence you have.

Schedule Your Consultation

When you are ready to move forward with a personal injury suit, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can schedule a free consultation and tell you more about what our attorneys can do to assist you with your case.