Dallas Brain Injury Lawyer
Attorney Doug Goyen is a Dallas brain injury lawyer, who has represented thousands of people in injury cases, including brain injuries, and has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for his clients. Doug Goyen worked as an injury claims adjuster in Texas for several years before becoming an attorney. Doug Goyen graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Dallas for his undergraduate degree in 1994, and received his law degree from SMU Law School in Dallas, Texas in 1997. Attorney Doug Goyen has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1997, and been in good standing since. Doug Goyen's education, training, experience, and background give him the best tools to successfully represent those who have been injured in their cases.
According to the CDC ( http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/tbi.htm ):
A (TBI) traumatic brain injury is caused by trauma, including penetrating the head, a blow to the head, or a jolt to the head. Some jolts may cause TBI, some may not. If someone does suffer a TBI, it can range from mild to severe.
About 1.4 million people incur a TBI each year. 50,000 die, 235,000 require hospitalization, 1.1 million visit an ER and are released.
Children under 14 years of age incur 2685 deaths each year, 37,000 hospitalizations per year, and 435,000 ER visits.
There are no estimates on the number of people who receive a TBI each year and don't get medical treatment.
The CDC claims that about 5.3 million people in the USA have long-term/lifelong needs for assistance in daily life resulting from traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
TBI can have varying effects on people. These can include emotions, thinking, language, sensations.
Epilepsy can be triggered/caused by TBI. It increases the risk for Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, and other age related brain abnormalities.
Out of all TBI's, about 75% are mild (concussions or other mild TBI).
If a persons suffers mild TBI's repeatedly, the can cause cognitive and/or neurological problems. If they occur in fast succession (several in a month), they can be fatal or catastrophic.
Most TBI are caused by falls, automobile accidents, striking objects/struck by object, and assaults. These make up about 78% of all TBI's. Many of these are caused by negligence. Those who have suffered a brain injury caused by another's negligence should consult a Dallas brain injury lawyer to ensure they have recovered what is owed by those who caused the harm.
We represent people in the Dallas, North Texas area, who have been victims of negligence that has caused TBI (brain injuries).
Brain injuries can change a life permanently, and in a severe way. We know that the goals are usually to ensure that medical bills are covered, to alleviate suffering due to financial loss, and to take action against the appropriate insurance companies to make sure the injury is covered. We will discuss your case with you and help you to make sure your needs are handled in a way that is fast and appropriate. Our Dallas brain injury lawyer will help you recover what is owed for your injury.
If you are suffering due to a brain injury to yourself or someone you love, contact us online or call (972) 599-4100 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your case.
By Doug Goyen, firstname.lastname@example.org