Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers in New Orleans

A traumatic brain injury can be devastating to a person and their family. The United States Center for Disease Control has reported that an estimated 1.7 million people each year suffer a traumatic brain injury. A severe brain injury can change the course of person's life forever affecting speech, hearing, sight, mobility, and mental capacity.

Serious brain injuries can arise from any number of incidents including:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Offshore Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice

Our personal injury lawyers understand the overwhelming nature of a serious brain injury, and will do everything to help our clients' family members seek the highest level of medical care. We will also hold those responsible for inflicting such terrible events upon you and your family

What type of brain injury do I have?

There are many different types of brain injuries that result from car accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, offshore accidents, and other unfortunate events. The type of brain injury that you have suffered will often dictate the amount of financial compensation that you are able to recover with the help of a personal injury attorney.

The following are various types of traumatic brain injuries:

  • Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury: A diffuse axonal injury can be caused by shaking or a severe rotation of the head. This type of traumatic brain injury occurs often in car accidents, truck accidents, and when babies or children are negligently shaken.
  • Concussion: A concussion can be caused by direct blows to the head from a car accident, truck accident, or slip and fall injury. This is the most common type of traumatic brain injury.
  • Contusion: This type of traumatic brain injury can also be caused by a direct blow to the head from a car accident, truck accident, or slip and fall injury. A contusion is essentially a bruise or bleeding located on the brain. Large contusions may require surgical intervention.
  • Penetrating Brain Injury: This occurs when a sharp object forces its way through the skin and skull and into a person's brain. The impact from a car accident or truck accident can cause sharp pieces of metal, glass, or plastic to be projected through the air causing harm to vehicle occupants.

A personal injury lawyer will give you the best chance of recovering the highest compensation possible for a brain injury. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the fault of another, you are entitled to recover monetary awards. Contact us today to find out more about pursue the compensation you deserve.