Need Help After a TBI?
Lafayette Brain Injury Lawyer Explains What You Need to Know
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone at any moment. Brain injuries are not like other personal injuries such as broken bones or burns that heal over time – brain injuries cause physical, psychological and cognitive changes that are permanent. They are serious injuries that can alter a victim’s personality and affect the rest of their lives.
Our firm has a record of successful experience representing victims of traumatic brain injuries dating back to 1996. We have handled over 1,000 personal injury cases in Louisiana from our law offices in Lakes Charles, including help those who suffered a TBI in Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish and across the state. Our brain injury attorneys collaborate with a team of investigators and medical experts to prove that another person or company’s negligence was the cause of the injury. We understand the complexity and long-term impact that TBIs have on victims and their families, and are here to guide you through your legal options and fight for your rights.
What You Need to Know About TBIs
Any brain injury is a serious, catastrophic injury. If you or a loved one was in an accident that caused any head injury or head trauma, seek medical treatment – even if the victim feels fine. However, be aware of the symptoms, which include:
- Difficulty thinking clearly or concentrating
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Nausea or vomiting
- Irritability, nervousness or anxiety
- Memory lapses or short-term memory loss
- Change in sleeping or eating habits
MRIs, CT scans and other tests performed directly after an injury may not detect brain injuries, especially “mild” or latent TBIs. Even if all appears normal, damage to the brain can occur over time. Symptoms can surface over a month later, resulting in devastating effects on the victim’s life. In serious cases, a TBI victim may need a fulltime caregiver, rehabilitation, surgery and physical therapy.
If you or a loved one suffered a concussion or head injury in Louisiana due to the negligence or careless acts of another person, you have rights to hold irresponsible parties accountable. While it is impossible to put a dollar amount on the devastation of a brain injury, it can help you or a loved one get the care he or she needs.