Head and Brain Injury Lawyer

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Experienced head and brain injury lawyer, Chris Jones of Longview, Texas is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and passionate in the representation of those suffering from head or brain injuries as a result of someone’s negligence or dangerous and defective products.  Mr. Jones is rated as a preeminent Lawyer by his peers.

Head Injury or Brain Injury

Head injuries are injuries to the head indicating damage to the skull, face, jaw or the contents of the jaw.  “Head injury” is a term which includes a “brain injury”.  “Brain injury” is a more specific term indicating damage to brain cells. Brain injuries are often referred to as an “acquired brain injury” (ABI) and ‘traumatic brain injury” (TBI). Medical records will also often refer brain injuries as a “closed head injury” (CHI) or “traumatic head injury” (THI).

One of the most difficult issues with Brain Injuries in legal claims is the often invisible nature of these injuries.  They are often undiagnosed after an accident and can be difficult to prove.  This is unfortunate, because these injuries are often the most disabling.

Signs and Symptoms

In Facts for Physicians published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), the signs and symptoms of TBI are broken generally into four categories:

  • PHYSICAL
    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Balance problems
    • Dizziness
    • Visual problems
    • Fatigue
    • Sensitivity to light
    • Sensitivity to noise
    • Numbness/Tingling
    • Dazed or stunned
  • COGNITIVE
    • Feeling mentally “foggy”
    • Feeling slowed down
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Difficulty remembering
    • Forgetful of recent information or conversations
    • Confused about recent events
    • Answers questions slowly
    • Repeats questions
  • EMOTIONAL
    • Irritability
    • Sadness
    • More emotional
    • Nervousness
  • SLEEP
    •  Drowsiness
    • Sleeping less than usual
    • Sleeping more than usual
    • Trouble falling asleep

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

A few of the great online resources for those with brain injuries include:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers updates on the latest research and
statistics on traumatic brain injury, along with information on educational and outreach
campaigns.

The Mayo Clinic offers basic and in-depth information into the causes and symptoms of
traumatic brain injury. Mayo Clinic

The Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia – created by the federal Office of the
Surgeon General – offers information for soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injuries,
and helps link them to medical treatment facilities, health and wellness centers, and
civilian medical facilities.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes
of Health, supports research into traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders.

Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer

We have experience with traumatic brain injury cases, and if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury cases in an accident and need a lawyer, please do not hesitate to give East Texas Attorney, Chris Jones, Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Longview, Texas a call at 903-236-4990, 888-236-4878 (toll-free) for a free initial consultation or send us a message at Contact Us.

About Chris Jones

Chris Jones is a Personal Injury lawyer and Wrongful Death lawyer with over 24 years of experience. Chris Jones is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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