Author: Angel Reyes  

Auto Accidents

High-speed and head-on collisions characterize the frequent types of car accidents caused by people who get behind the wheel after a few drinks. It is a well-known fact that alcohol impairment makes it very difficult to stay in the correct lane, as well as maintain a constant velocity while operating a motor vehicle. People who get behind the wheel while intoxicated risk inflicting serious injuries on themselves, their passengers, and other people on the road. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are prevalent types of personal injuries likely to result from both high-speed and head-on collisions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals sustaining a TBI from a drunk driving accident to no fault of their own must hire an attorney in order to receive compensation for their medical bills and other damages. Those filing a brain injury claim from a collision with an impaired motorist typically have lots of questions. Here’s what you should know:

1. How can I prove liability for a drunk driving accident?

Evidence that may help your attorney prove fault includes:

  • The official police report
  • The results of chemical tests conducted at the scene and shortly thereafter
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Receipts or surveillance footage from any nearby establishments that served the impaired motorist alcohol
  • Social media posts
  • Cell phone records
  • Photographs of the wreckage.

2. How can I prove the severity of a brain injury?

You should expect the opposing party to challenge the severity of your injury. TBIs are incredibly complex, and even extensive brain damage may not be visible on diagnostic images.

Diagnostic imaging, as well as the following examples, contribute to the strength of your claim:

  • Statements from TBI specialists like neurologists
  • Psychological test results
  • Medical records
  • Personal journal entries detailing the ways in which the TBI is affecting your everyday life
  • Statements from friends, loved ones, and coworkers discussing the differences they have noticed in your personality, demeanor, and overall cognitive function since the accident.

3. What damages are recoverable after sustaining a brain injury?

Compensation available in traumatic brain injury settlements may include:

  • Medical costs that could last for the remainder of the victim’s life, such as past and future operations, physical therapy, treatment, medication, prescriptions, daily in-home care, rehabilitation, and any accommodations made necessary by the victim’s disability.
  • Lost wages that cover any time from work that the victim was forced to miss due to the injury, and also future lost earning capacity if the victim’s disability affects his or her ability to return to the same level of employment that he or she enjoyed prior to the accident.
  • The pain and suffering in the aftermath of these injuries can be excruciating, and in more serious cases of TBIs, that pain and suffering may never subside.
  • Any property damages sustained in the TBI-inducing accident, which in these cases, will often manifest in necessary vehicle repairs.
  • Punitive damages may be warranted in cases where the wrongdoer’s behavior was particularly egregious, as this is the legal system’s method for both punishing the perpetrator and also deterring the wrongdoer and society at large from doing something like this in the future.

Your Expert TBI Attorney – Angel Reyes – Reyes Browne Reilley

If you or someone you loved has been in a drinking and driving accident to no fault of their own, you need to contact Angel Reyes – Reyes Browne Reilley immediately. Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm has the experience and track record to both understand the intricacies of these cases and work tenaciously to maximize your financial compensation.

We have been representing Texans for over 30 years, and are proud of our 98% success rate. If you have questions about traumatic brain injury lawsuits, contact our firm 24 hours a day to coordinate your free consultation with a dedicated and knowledgeable Dallas personal injury attorney. Our firm possesses the ability to maximize your potential and recover every single penny you deserve. Tap the green button above to call us or submit a form here.

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