New Orleans Brain Injury Lawyer
Have you recently been involved in an accident that caused you to suffer traumatic head damage? Do you need help moving forward with a lawsuit against the negligent party that caused your injuries? If so, contact a qualified New Orleans TBI lawyer today.
Few injuries can cause devastation as critical as that of a brain injury. You will likely require a substantial period of time for recuperating, during which you’ll likely be out of work and unable to earn a living. If you live paycheck to paycheck, as millions across the state of Louisiana do, this could seriously impact your family’s ability to thrive.
The encumbrance of financial insecurity is not only a hindrance but can affect your recovery as well. People who suffer traumatic brain injuries need to be able to give their recuperation their full attention in order to successfully recover.
Have your personal injury damages recouped by holding the liable person or persons accountable for their actions by working with a skilled New Orleans brain injury lawyer at the Law Office of Braud & Gallagher.
The Effects of a Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are easily one of the most catastrophic injuries a person can suffer through. The brain is the most complex of our organs, and depending on which area of your brain has been damaged, you might never fully recover from your injury.
People who are dealing with the aftermath of a TBI are known to experience problems with speaking, expressing their emotions, mood swings, blurred vision, feelings of loneliness and depression, amnesia, an inability to form new memories, an inability to concentrate, light sensitivity, stiffness in the muscles, aggression, and impulsivity.
As can be seen, nearly every aspect of your life can be affected by a traumatic brain injury. These often disabling effects will most likely be treated with extensive physical, occupational, and rehabilitative therapies that will help you learn how to live your new normal.
Accidents That Can Cause Brain Damage
While almost any type of accident can result in traumatic brain damage under the right circumstances, there are certain kinds of accidents that see an influx of traumatic brain injuries. They include:
- Work/Construction Accidents – Injuries sustained at work will usually render you eligible for workers compensation benefits as well as being afforded the opportunity to pursue a lawsuit against the negligent party.
- Motor Vehicle Collisions – Accidents involving automobiles, tractor-trailers, bicycles, buses, motorcyclists, and even pedestrians are the most well-known cause of TBIs. This is usually due to the rate at which vehicles travel as well as the weight of the vehicles in question colliding with another.
- Premises Liability Cases – Premises liability claims happen when you are visiting someone else’s property—perhaps a family member or friend’s home or a place of business—and a safety hazard causes you harm. A good example could be if an icy walkway was not properly treated with rock salt and you slipped. The property owner would then be liable for your damages. This particular kind of personal injury is frequently referred to as a slip-and-fall accident, but there are a variety of premises liability types.
It’s crucial that no matter what type of accident you are involved in in New Orleans, we are able to establish who is liable for your damages so that when we proceed with your personal injury claim we are able to obtain full indemnity that will cover each and every loss you were made to suffer.
Getting Your Costs Covered
The expenses that can steadily accrue due to a traumatic brain injury are astronomical. Medical expenses alone can climb well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is why it is critical that when we calculate the value of your suit, we don’t leave any aspect of your life that has been affected without quantification.
Apart from each of your medical expenses, we will also seek your lost wages and damage to your future earning potential if you will no longer be able to retain your pre-injury position or return to work at all.
Then we’ll examine what’s known as non-economic damages. These are the areas of your life that do not pertain to your finances. They commonly include your pain and suffering, loss of household services, loss of companionship and love, mental anguish, the effects of a disfiguring injury, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
In some situations, the judge may even determine that your New Orleans injury warrants the award of punitive damages. These will be awarded if the judge believes the actions of the liable party were done with the intent to harm or out of malice. Designed to make an example of wrongdoers by punishing them for their actions, an award of punitive damages can significantly increase your requital.
Speak with a New Orleans TBI Lawyer
At the Law Office of Braud & Gallagher, our knowledgeable attorneys are highly trained in tort law and have the skills necessary to ensure that you achieve maximum compensation for your losses. Don’t get stuck with the burden of mountains of medical debt and emotional distress.
Reach out to a capable New Orleans brain injury lawyer today. You can schedule your no-cost consultation by filling out the convenient contact form we’ve provided at the bottom of this page or by giving our office a call at 1-800-256-5674.