Houston Brain Injury Lawyer
Voted top 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton has specialized in personal injury lawsuits involving traumatic brain injury for nearly 30 years.
A car, 18-wheeler truck or motorcycle accident can cause a traumatic brain injury. There are 1.7 million people who suffer from this each year in the U.S.A. The leading causes include falls, car accidents, being struck in the head, and assaults. Over 52,000 people die every year because of a injury to the brain. Victims can have life changing symptoms that may require very expensive medical care.
Types of Trauma
There are varying kinds and some, like a concussion heal fairly quickly. Others may last a lifetime.
This is when something penetrates the skull usually causing bleeding on the brain.
Closed Head Injury
A closed head injury is where the brain is injured but the skull is not penetrated. There are several types of closed head injuries including:
Diffuse Axonal Injury
Can be caused by a strong rotation of the head such as a car accident. The injury happens when the unmoving brain develops tears in brain structure including torn nerve tissue
Specializing In Brain Injuries Caused By Accidents