The traumatic brain injury attorneys at Broussard & Hart, L.L.C. can provide an evaluation of the circumstances surrounding your brain injury claim. Timely care and treatment is vital, and the earlier medical attention is received, the better the chance for substantial improvement.
More severe brain injuries are caused by blows, jolts or penetrating head injuries that disturb normal brain functions. Rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head in a collision, forcing the brain to move within the skull, tears nerve fibers and causes damage. These injuries actually may not be painful at the time of impact, and often occur without loss of consciousness, yet may have profound effect on the victim. Loss of memory, cognitive impairment, and trouble with speech and balance are common symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury. Anyone suffering these effects should seek medical treatment swiftly.
What is the loss when a person suffers from TBI?
Some traumatic brain injuries heal and cause little permanent effect. Those who suffer permanent brain damage from TBI, however, experience a wide range of disabilities, including the following:
- Memory loss
- Cognitive problems
- Learning disabilities
- Personality changes
- Mood swings
- Impaired communication skills
TBI can have a profound effect on quality of life, including inability to work, inability to interact socially and within the family, loss of normal body skills. Serious brain damage may mean the patient must spend a life dependent on nursing care. Our skilled attorneys have the background and resources to help ensure you receive the support and financial compensation you need to move forward in life.
What are the symptoms of traumatic brain injury?
Anyone who has sustained a blow to the head or whiplash-like injuries should see a doctor to determine if brain damage has taken place. In many cases the symptoms of TBI may be slight, but without treatment the injury can become worse. Symptoms may be delayed for many hours, until swelling in the brain reaches a point that critically affects the victim.
In other cases the symptoms are obvious—coma, blackout, pain, vision problems, or loss of balance.
Penetrating injuries and closed head injuries
If the trauma results in a skull fracture, the trauma is considered a penetrating head injury. More difficult to diagnose are closed head injuries, in which brain is injured in a concussion, but the skull remains undamaged. This can occur from a blow or impact, as in auto accident, a fall or an assault, or from whiplash or shaking, including “shaken baby syndrome”. In any case of closed head TBI it is necessary to study the symptoms that follow the accident in order to diagnose the condition.
Causes of traumatic brain injury
Our Lake Charles, Louisiana traumatic brain injury law firm has represented clients who have suffered TBI in a wide variety of accidents, including the following:
- Trucking accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Birth injuries
- Pedestrian Knock Downs
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Maritime accidents
- Aircraft accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
Contact a Knowledgeable Calcasieu Brain Damage Claim Lawyer
If a member of your family has suffered a mild or severe brain injury it is important to see that you recover maximum compensation in order to provide the necessary care. Our firm serves clients throughout Southwest Louisiana from our Calcasieu Parish offices. If you would like to discuss a personal injury claim with one of our Lake Charles, Louisiana traumatic brain injury lawyers, please call 337-439-2450 (Toll Free: 866-281-4774) or e-mail our office to arrange a free and confidential consultation. We will respond quickly to your inquiry.
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