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Types of Injuries

Types of Injuries – Houston, TX Personal Injury Lawyers

When you are involved in a vehicle collision, offshore incident, or other serious accident, it is always important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Brain and back injuries can be extremely dangerous, yet injury victims often do not start to notice symptoms until days, weeks, or even months after their accident. The damage may already be done, but the sooner you see a doctor, the sooner you can assess the damage and start on the road to recovery.

At the personal injury law firm of Zehl & Associates, we represent clients who have suffered brain and back injuries in accidents occurring in Texas and throughout the country.  Our Personal Injury Lawyers have recovered more than $1 Billion in compensation for these and other serious injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered a life-changing injury, our experienced attorneys will fight tirelessly to help you win just compensation.

Brain Injuries

Closed Head Injuries

With a closed head injury, a force on the outside of the head causes damage to the brain without penetrating the skull. These types of brain injuries are common in vehicle collisions, falls, and other accidents involving a sudden blow to the head or a violent motion that causes the brain to impact the skull. Closed head injuries are also closely associated with whiplash. If you were involved in an accident and suffered a loss of consciousness or are experiencing headaches, dizziness, vision problems, or other symptoms, you may have a serious closed head injury.


Concussions can occur as a result of both closed and open head injuries, and can range from relatively minor to extremely severe. In any case, a concussion is a serious brain injury that needs to be treated with extreme caution. Studies have shown that concussion victims are more susceptible to future head injuries, and severe concussions can lead to long-term brain damage.  See more information about how concussions are impacting baseball players’ batting performances.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

All forms of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have serious and long-term implications. In TBI cases, we work with neurologists, psychiatrists, and other brain experts to identify the full scope of our clients’ losses. Severe brain injuries can lead to a lifetime of medical needs, which can become prohibitively expensive if you do not seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. In one recent case, we were able to recover over $1 million in past and future medical expenses for a TBI victim,and another $3 million in compensation for our client’s physical impairments resulting from her injury.

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Back Injuries

Herniated Discs

A herniated disc – also commonly referred to as a bulging disc or slipped disc – is a back injury that occurs when the soft center of one of the discs between the vertebrae in your spine pushes out through a crack in the disc’s exterior. Herniated discs are common injuries in bus, truck, offshore, and other accidents. These injuries can lead to pain, weakness, numbness, and other symptoms, and may require long-term treatment and rehabilitation.

Spinal Fractures and Paralysis

The feeling of paralysis is unimaginable to most people. If you have been left paraplegic or quadriplegic due to an accident, there are very few people who know what you are going through. Spinal fractures that do not result in paralysis can leave victims with mobility limitations, constant pain or numbness, debilitating fear, and other life-altering conditions as well. At Zehl & Associates, we are passionate about helping victims of spinal fractures and paralysis recover just compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and other damages.

Birth Defects and Birth Injuries

If your baby has suffered a birth injury or birth defect, we can investigate to determine if a physician or hospital error is to blame. In addition to the emotional toll, serious birth complications can require extensive treatment, surgical procedures, and therapy. You should not have to pay for a doctor’s or medical facility’s mistake, and we can make sure that you receive just compensation for your baby’s birth defect or injury. From medication errors to labor and delivery problems, we have the experience to make sure that you receive the money you need to take care of your child.

Call 1-888-603-3636 to Schedule a Free Consultation with our Experienced Brain and Back Injury Lawyers

If you have suffered a brain or back injury at work or in an accident where someone else is to blame, our attorneys will aggressively pursue maximum compensation for your losses. Do not trust your case to just anyone. The personal injury attorneys at Zehl & Associates have won hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation and are dedicated to winning the largest possible settlements and verdicts for our clients.

If you need experienced legal representation, call the personal injury law firm with the #1 largest accident verdict in the State of Texas. To schedule your free consultation, dial (888) 603-3636 or send us a message today.