New Orleans Brain Injury Attorneys

If your loved one was in an accident and suffered a brain injury, your family may be entitled to compensation. Contact a New Orleans brain injury lawyer at Wright Gray Law Firm to learn more.

Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys in New Orleans

Personal injury accidents can cause catastrophic injury that results in serious brain injury. These traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can lead to lifelong complications that not only affect the injured person, but their entire family. Brain injury victims often require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, accommodations, and supportive care. Medical bills for these treatments add up quickly, especially if your loved one is unable to work due to their head injury.

If your family member was involved in an accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury, your family may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Contact an experienced New Orleans brain injury lawyer at Wright Gray Law Firm today, and let's discuss your case.

What are Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a TBI is any injury that affects the basic processes of how the brain functions. A traumatic brain injury occurs when a sudden, external, physical assault causes brain damage. This may be due to blunt force trauma to the head, violent shaking, or a penetrating skull injury. The damage may be confined to one area of the brain or affect more than one part of the brain. The severity of a TBI can range from a mild concussion to severe catastrophic injuries resulting in coma or death.

Head injuries can occur due to a variety of causes, often due to the negligent actions of another person or party. Many of the personal injury cases we handle involving TBIs include accidents such as:

TBIs may be due to things like a massive hit or blow to the head or any wound that penetrates the skull. Insurance companies typically handle TBIs as part of the personal injury protection coverage that they offer to clients. Even so, if someone is involved in a car accident, there's no telling the extent of damage a TBI could cause to them.

Let our New Orleans personal injury lawyers handle your brain injury case and advocate for maximum compensation on your behalf.

Falls and TBIs

Falls are a surprisingly common cause of brain injuries, responsible for nearly half of all hospitalizations related to TBIs in the United States. Falls don’t have to be from great heights to cause a serious head injury. Even a seemingly minor slip and fall on a wet floor in a restaurant can result in a TBI. If staff didn’t promptly clean the spill or place signs warnings about the hazard you may be able to hold the establishment liable for your injuries and recover financial compensation for your medical expenses and other damages

Every personal injury case involving a TBI is different. Consult with the personal injury attorneys at Wright Gray Law Firm during a free consultation to discuss whether your brain injury case qualifies for compensation

Common Symptoms Associated with TBIs

Any head injury that results in changes to brain function should be examined by a medical professional. Even if the injured person appears fine, sometimes symptoms are hard to identify and can become severe or even fatal without prompt treatment.

Some TBI symptoms require immediate medical attention. Call 911 right away if the accident victim experiences any of the following symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in consciousness or alertness
  • Seizures
  • Muscle weakness on one or both sides of the body
  • Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Unequal pupils
  • Unusual eye movements
  • Difficulty walking or uneven gait

Unidentified TBI and Old Head Injuries

Some brain injury symptoms may appear right after the injury, while others may not appear until hours or even days after the accident. When symptoms don’t appear right away, the injured person or their family members may not connect the symptoms to the accident. In fact, medical experts have found that many people with TBI symptoms such as poor memory, learning difficulties, and behavioral problems are unaware they are experiencing symptoms of a traumatic brain injury from a past trauma which they never received treatment for. This is one reason why it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a head injury.

Contact Wright Gray Law Firm's New Orleans Brain Injury Lawyers

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If your loved one suffered brain injuries in an accident due to negligence, your family may be entitled to compensation to cover expenses for medical care and other damages from the responsible party and their insurance company. The lawyers at Wright Gray Law Firm have decades of experience dealing with brain injury settlements. Give us a call today and let's discuss your legal options.

How Can a New Orleans Brain Injury Attorney Help?

A lawyer can provide valuable assistance with your TBI case in several ways:

  • Legal expertise: An experienced lawyer understands the legal complexities associated with brain injury cases. They are well-versed in relevant laws, regulations, and precedents, which enables them to navigate the legal system effectively on your behalf.
  • Case evaluation: A TBI lawyer will assess the details of your case to determine its strength and potential for compensation. They'll consider factors like the liable party or parties, the extent of your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
  • Investigation: Lawyers have the resources and knowledge to conduct thorough investigations. They can gather evidence, interview witnesses, consult medical experts, review medical records, and reconstruct the events leading up to the injury to establish liability and build a solid case.
  • Legal strategy: Every TBI case is unique, and a lawyer will develop a tailored legal strategy based on the specifics of your situation. They will consider the best approach to achieve a favorable outcome, whether through negotiation, settlement, or trial.
  • Estimation of damages: An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you calculate the full extent of your damages. This includes not only immediate medical expenses but also long-term medical care, rehabilitation, therapy, lost earning capacity, and intangible losses like pain, suffering, and diminished quality of life.
  • Negotiation with insurance companies: TBI cases often involve negotiations with insurance companies for compensation. A lawyer will handle these negotiations on your behalf to ensure you receive a fair settlement that covers your medical costs, ongoing treatment, lost income, and other damages.
  • Legal documentation and filing: The legal process involves a considerable amount of paperwork, from filing court documents to drafting legal motions. Having legal representation will ensure that all necessary documents are properly prepared, filed within deadlines, and meet the legal requirements.
  • Expert testimonies: In complex TBI cases, medical experts might be required to testify about the nature of the injury, its impact on your life, and the necessary treatment and care. A TBI lawyer can connect you with qualified experts who can provide testimony to strengthen your case.
  • Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, a lawyer can represent you in court. They will present your case, cross-examine witnesses, and argue on your behalf to seek the fair share of compensation you deserve.
  • Emotional support: Dealing with the aftermath of a TBI can be emotionally challenging. A compassionate lawyer can provide support, look out for your best interests, answer your questions, and guide you through the legal process, alleviating some of the stress associated with pursuing a claim.

At Wright Gray, we dedicate ourselves to getting every client the settlement he or she needs to recover after a traumatic brain injury. Whether you're injured or grieving, we want to help you get back on your feet. We even offer free consultations. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you don't pay anything unless we recover compensation in your case.

What Compensation is Available in a TBI Personal Injury Claim?

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Due to the serious nature of brain injuries, the expenses that come with their treatment, care, and recovery can be extensive. You may recover compensation for damages such as:

  • Loss of income
  • Lost future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship and love
  • Copays
  • Hospital bills
  • Home healthcare
  • Medical equipment
  • Costs of prescription medications
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Transportation costs to and from doctor visits
  • Adjustments to your home to accommodate medical equipment

Brain Injury FAQ

What is a traumatic Brain Injury?

At its core, a brain injury is damage that causes either temporary or permanent functional difficulties in the brain, possibly resulting in death. There are a number of different ways to injure your brain, some of which may not be immediately obvious.

What types of brain injuries are there?

There are two broad categories, traumatic brain injuries and acquired brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries include more obvious ‘impact’ injuries, such as penetrative injuries (an object pierces the skull and enters the brain), contusions (an impact causes localized bleeding on the brain), coup-contrecoup contusions (an impact that causes the brain to slam into the opposite side of the skull, creating a second contusion at the second impact site), diffuse axonal injury (shaking/rotational forces cause tears in various brain structures), and concussion. Acquired brain injuries are caused by oxygen deprivation. They include anoxia (absolute oxygen deprivation, possibly resulting in cell death; can be fatal), and hypoxic brain injury (partial oxygen deprivation, which may also result in cell death; can be fatal).

What are the signs and symptoms of a TBI?

People that have suffered a traumatic brain injury can have symptoms which include, but are not limited to: loss of consciousness, confusion or disorientation, headache, nausea, drowsiness, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, sensory problems (blurred vision, ringing ears, bad taste in the mouth, changes in ability to smell, etc.), sensitivity to light and sound, memory problems, mood changes, and feelings of depression.

The most common symptom, occurring in approximately 70% of people that have experienced a traumatic brain injury, is post-traumatic headaches.

Contact Wright Gray Law Firm's New Orleans Brain Injury Lawyers

If your loved one suffered brain injuries in an accident due to negligence, your family may be entitled to compensation to cover expenses for medical care and other damages from the responsible party and their insurance company. The lawyers at Wright Gray Law Firm have decades of experience dealing with brain injury settlements. Give us a call today and let's discuss your legal options.

Contact a New Orleans brain injury lawyer from Wright Gray Law Firm today at 504-500-0000 or contact us through the convenient contact form to schedule your free consultation.

Contact a New Orleans Brain Injury Attorney

When you've suffered a traumatic brain injury at the hands of a negligent party, connect with an experienced attorney at Wright Gray Law Firm.

Contact our New Orleans brain injury lawyers at 504-500-0000 or through the convenient contact form to schedule your free case assessment today.

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