Brain Injuries

Pasadena Brain Injury Lawyer

Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in Pasadena, 

When you sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a personal injury accident, it can change your life in an instant. You may be unable to work, go to school, or even care for yourself. You may also suffer from changes in your personality and behavior, or you may develop PTSD. Whatever the symptoms, a TBI can change your life forever.

At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, we know how devastating these injuries can be. That's why we fight to hold those responsible accountable. Our Pasadena brain injury lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

Contact us online or call (713) 609-1930 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of brain injury that occurs when a sudden impact to the head causes damage to the brain.

The severity of a TBI is measured by the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), which grades the severity of a brain injury based on eye, verbal, and motor responses.

A TBI can range from a mild concussion to a severe brain injury:

  • A mild TBI (also known as a concussion) is a blow to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Those with mild TBIs may not appear to be injured, but they may experience confusion, memory loss, and other symptoms.
  • A moderate TBI is a blow to the head that disrupts brain function but does not cause unconsciousness. Those with moderate TBIs may lose consciousness for a few seconds to several minutes.
  • A severe TBI is a blow to the head that disrupts brain function and causes unconsciousness. Those with severe TBIs may lose consciousness for several minutes to days.

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

The symptoms of a TBI can vary widely depending on the severity of the injury. Those with mild TBIs may not have any noticeable symptoms at all, while those with severe TBIs may experience a wide range of symptoms, such as:

  • Changes in consciousness, such as a loss of consciousness
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty walking
  • Dilated pupils
  • Fluid or blood coming from the ears or nose
  • Headache
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pupils that do not respond to light
  • Severe confusion
  • Seizures
  • Vision loss or double vision

If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI, it is important to recognize the symptoms and seek medical attention immediately. The sooner you get help, the more likely you are to make a full recovery.

Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury

The causes of TBI can vary, but some common ones include:

  • Falls: Falls are one of the leading causes of TBI, especially among young children and older adults. They can occur in various settings, such as at home, in the workplace, or during recreational activities.
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: Collisions involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians can result in severe head injuries. The force of impact and lack of protective gear are significant factors contributing to TBIs in these accidents.
  • Struck by/Against Events: Being struck by an object or hitting one's head against a hard surface can lead to traumatic brain injuries. This category includes incidents such as being hit by a baseball, falling objects, or colliding with stationary objects.
  • Assaults: Intentional acts of violence, such as physical assaults or gunshot wounds to the head, can cause severe TBIs.
  • Sports Injuries: Certain high-impact or contact sports, like football, soccer, boxing, and hockey, can increase the risk of TBI due to collisions or direct blows to the head.
  • Explosions and Blasts: Military personnel and civilians exposed to explosive blasts, such as those in combat or industrial accidents, may experience TBIs due to the shockwaves impacting the brain.
  • Penetrating Injuries: Objects that penetrate the skull, such as bullets or sharp objects, can directly injure the brain and cause TBI.
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome: Infants and young children are vulnerable to TBI if they are violently shaken, causing the brain to move rapidly within the skull.

Let Our Firm Help You

At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, we understand the profound impact brain injuries can have on individuals and their families. We are committed to seeking justice and fair compensation for our clients, navigating the complexities of their cases with expertise and care. With our team by your side, you can rest assured that your rights are protected, and your future is in capable hands.

Contact us today at (713) 609-1930 for a free consultation and let us help you on your journey to recovery and restoration.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is negligence?

    “Negligence” refers to careless, reckless, or wrongful (including unlawful) behavior. Often, this type of behavior leads to serious accidents, injuries, and even deaths. Some examples of negligence include someone who runs a red light because they were texting while driving, a shop owner who fails to put out a “wet floor” sign after an employee mops up a spill, or a dog owner who allows their dangerous dog to roam free and unleashed in a public park.

  • How do I know if I have a case?

    You likely have a personal injury case if you were injured and suffered measurable damages—such as medical bills or pain and suffering—due to the careless, reckless, negligent, or wrongful conduct of another person or party. In other words, if someone else is to blame for your injuries, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. The best way to know whether you have a case is to contact an attorney at our firm for a free consultation. During this initial meeting, we can go over the details of your situation and provide personalized counsel tailored to your circumstances.

  • How much is my personal injury case worth?

    The exact value of your personal injury case depends on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the severity of your injuries, the extent of your damages, whether you had to take time off work to recover, how much time you had to take off work, whether your injuries resulted in a disability, and your degree of fault (if any) in causing the event that led to your injuries. It is not possible for any attorney to estimate the value of your claim without first reviewing the specific details involved. We encourage you to reach out to our Houston personal injury attorneys at Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC to request a complimentary case review.

  • Will I have to go to court?

    Not all personal injury cases go to court. In fact, many settle in pre-trial litigation or as a result of your attorney’s negotiations with the insurance company. However, if the liable party refuses to play fair, you want an attorney who is not only willing but also has the experience needed to aggressively represent you at trial. At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, we will prepare you for what to expect with your case, including whether or not you may need to go to court.

  • How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

    In most cases, there is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Texas (surrounding states may have different laws). This means that you typically have just two years from the date of injury to bring your claim in court. Sometimes, when an injury is not discovered right away, the statute of limitations will be deferred to two years from the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered.

    There are some exceptions to this two-year deadline, but they are rare. We encourage you to act quickly after an accident or injury to avoid losing your right to seek compensation for your damages. If the statute of limitations expires, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case. Even if you think it might be too late, reach out to Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC to discuss your legal options.

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