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Traumatic Brain Injuries Due to Someone Else’s Negligence

According to the CDC, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is “a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain.” Traumatic brain injuries include a range of injuries from mild to severe. The most common mild TBI is a concussion, but we know that even mild concussions can have long-term consequences.

The San Antonio personal injury lawyer at Cesar Ornelas Injury Law help people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries due to someone else’s negligence. We can help you get the compensation you need to pay your bills and put your life back together. Contact us online to schedule a free consultation and learn how our Texas personal injury attorney can help.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are an obvious cause of traumatic brain injuries due to the forces involved and the violence that occurs. The CDC reports that car accidents are the leading cause of TBI-related deaths for persons aged 15-34. Modern safety features do a fantastic job of keeping us safe, but motor vehicle accidents often result in traumatic brain injuries, ranging from mild to severe.


According to the CDC, falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, particularly for people 65 years of age and older. Falls that lead to a TBI can number of different environments including, home, work, entertainment venues, and retail establishments. In many cases, these falls could be prevented if there were signs, better maintenance, or safety features:

  • Falling while in the bathroom due to wet or slippery surfaces
  • Falls from one level to another due to missing signage or safety features
  • Falls down stairs due to lack of maintenance
  • Falls due to broken or unrepaired flooring

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

In severe cases, it’s obvious to everyone that the victim has suffered a TBI and requires hospitalization. However, there are many cases where even the victim isn’t sure whether they have suffered an injury. The symptoms may not manifest themselves right away and are often subjective. The symptoms of traumatic brain injury can be physical, cognitive, or psychological. If you’re suffering any of the following symptoms, you should see a doctor right away:

  • Physical symptoms:
    • Nausea
    • Dizziness
    • Headaches
    • Fatigue
    • Blurred vision or difficulty swimming
    • Loss of balance
    • Sensitivity to light and noise
    • Difficulty sleeping
  • Cognitive symptoms:
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Clouded thinking, confusion
    • Memory loss concerning the events surrounding the accident
  • Psychological symptoms:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • PTSD

If left untreated, a traumatic brain injury can result in serious or permanent health problems that can keep you from living your fullest life.

Contact a Brain Injury Lawyer at Cesar Ornelas Injury Law

Traumatic brain injuries can require extensive medical treatment and months or even years of recovery. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, they should be held accountable. Let us help you get the compensation you need to get your life back.


Cesar Ornelas has been named as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States and less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

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