Lafayette Brain Injuries Attorneys

Louisian Closed Head Trauma Lawyer

Pursuing Compensation After a Traumatic Brain Injury

In a serious car accident, slip and fall accident, or other accident where head trauma is present, victims may suffer several different types of brain and catastrophic injuries, each of which can pose significant health consequences. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are caused when the brain suffers sudden force or trauma, either by a direct blow or by a force related to shaking or whiplash. Traumatic brain injuries have the ability to cause serious, and often life threatening, damage to the brain and the body as a whole. This damage may be temporary, but in some cases, the damage may be irreversible and the injury victim may have to live with a permanent disability.

At the law firm of Galloway Jefcoat, LLP, we understand the consequences that brain and other catastrophic injuries can have for their victims. Our experienced personal injury lawyers represent the victims of these injuries and work hard to help them obtain the compensation that they need for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any ongoing treatment for temporary or permanent disabilities. Since 1996, our firm has helped more than 1,000 individuals find resolutions to their personal injury cases and we remain committed to the success of our clients. Contact our firm today to speak with a lawyer.

Call us in Lafayette at 337-205-7085 or toll free at 888-537-1490.
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In most brain and catastrophic injuries, trauma to the brain is caused by direct impact to the head. In other accidents, however, damage to the cerebral blood flow and pressure within the skull can occur over time and can result in latent brain injuries. Latent brain injuries still have the ability to cause serious and fatal damage to victims. People who have been in accidents need to monitor and report any changes in behavior or function to their doctors.

Additionally, closed head injuries, where there is no brain exposure, can also cause significant brain damage. A concussion, for example, is a classic closed head injury, which is typically milder than other traumatic brain injuries. More severe closed head injuries, however, including cerebral contusions, brain hemorrhaging, hematomas, and others, can produce severe and lasting damage.

Even a relatively "minor" brain injury needs to be taken seriously. It is important to notice symptoms of brain injuries, which may include slowed thinking, irritability, inattention and difficulty concentrating, excessive sleepiness, and memory loss. If you believe that you have suffered a brain injury, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible and to consult with an attorney about your rights.

Legal assistance for brain and catastrophic injuries

If you or someone you love has suffered a brain or other catastrophic injury in a serious accident in Lafayette or throughout the state of Louisiana, you need experienced personal injury representation to protect your rights. Contact us at Galloway Jefcoat, LLP, today to set up a free initial consultation with an attorney. Call us at 337-205-7085 or toll free at 888-537-1490. Se habla español.

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Galloway Jefcoat, LLP
1925 Dulles Drive, P.O. Box 61550
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-205-7085
Toll Free: 888-537-1490
Fax: 337-984-7011
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