FAQs About Head Injuries
Below are some frequently asked questions about Head Injuries:
What Are The Symptoms Of A Head Injury?
Medical professionals refer to head injuries as “invisible injuries” — not only because they are invisible to the eye but also because it can be days or weeks before symptoms are present. That’s why you must seek immediate medical attention if you’ve hit your head.
Possible symptoms include:
- Sensitivity to light
- Numbness in any body part
- Loss of consciousness
If your examination reveals a head injury, contact a head injuries attorney from McLaurin Law. We’ll review the medical evidence and explain your legal options.
Can I Sue If I’ve Had A Head Injury?
You may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit if you can establish that another person’s negligence or recklessness caused your head injury. Depending on the circumstances, various parties could be liable, including:
- Another driver or a trucking company, if you got injured on the road
- The owner of the property where you hit your head
- A colleague, if the accident occurred at your workplace
In workplace accidents, you may also be able to file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer. Unlike personal injury claims, you don’t have to prove negligence to seek workers’ comp benefits.
If you’re seeking compensation, a McLaurin Law head injury lawyer can explain whether you can pursue an insurance claim or a civil lawsuit – and advise on the next steps.
How Long Do I Have To File A Head Injury Claim In Texas?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including head injuries, in Texas is two years from the date of the injury. Exceptions to the rule allow courts to extend the deadline in certain situations. Our Houston personal injury lawyer can explain the relevant time frames in your case.
Is It Necessary To Hire A Head Injury Lawyer?
Head injuries are too serious to leave your claim to chance. Compensation in head injury cases tends to run high, but insurance companies are less likely to agree to higher settlements voluntarily. You need an experienced head injuries attorney to navigate the system and negotiate with insurers.
At McLaurin Law, we know how to handle insurance companies: Our lead attorney formerly worked in the insurance industry and knows and understands how to counteract insurance company tactics. If you’ve suffered a head injury in Houston, TX, call us at (713) 461-6500 or contact us online to schedule a free strategy session with our head injury lawyer.