A traumatic brain injury (TBI) typically occurs because of a sudden, violent, and jarring injury to the brain. The physical and cognitive damage of a TBI can impact one or multiple areas of your brain and might range from minor to catastrophic. Whether the injury is temporary or has lasting consequences, the at-fault party might be financially responsible for the damages.
While you focus on the lengthy recovery ahead of you, a Metairie traumatic brain injury lawyer might be able to start preparing your personal injury lawsuit. Contact the client support team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (504) 777-7777 when you are ready to start building your case for financial compensation.
Define the Cause of Your Traumatic Brain Injury
Seeking and securing compensation depends on the cause of your traumatic brain injury and the identity of the at-fault party. Knowing the cause of your TBI can help our investigators define negligence and assign financial liability. While a TBI might stem from a number of factors, Mayo Clinic research points to the following commonly reported causes:
- Sports injuries
- Car accidents
- Combat injuries
- Acts of violence
- Violent explosions
To uncover the cause of your TBI, our personal injury team may ask you a series of questions regarding the moments leading up to the incident. We might also locate and interview witnesses, review any police or incident reports, and conduct an independent investigation if needed. Our goal is to uncover evidence so that we can accurately assign liability and help you file a lawsuit for the compensation that may be available to you.
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Metairie, call 337-221-9907
The Cost of Immediate and Long-Term TBI Treatment
A diagnosed TBI might impact your physical abilities in the long-term and subsequently change your life. Prompt and proper treatment might help limit the severity of the physical and cognitive damage you experience. Your treatment plan may include anti-seizure medications, diuretics, and coma-inducing drugs.
You may also require surgery to repair skull fractures, eliminate blood clots, relieve pressure on the brain, and stop internal bleeding. Long-term treatments may include physical, occupational, or recreational therapy. It might also include psychiatric support and therapy sessions to learn coping skills.
Before your treatment begins, your health care provider may conduct costly tests and imaging procedures to reach a comprehensive diagnosis. This may include a Glasgow Coma Scale assessment and tests to measure the pressure on your brain. Because the at-fault party may be responsible for your expenses and losses, the cost of diagnosing your injury may be included in your lawsuit, along with your treatment expenses.
Contact the client support team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (504) 777-7777 to find out how you can fight for financial compensation with the assistance and guidance of a Metairie traumatic brain injury lawyer.
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Define Your Financial Expenses and Losses
The cost of the medical care you or a loved one might require after suffering a TBI can be extensive. These current and future costs might be recoverable when you file a personal injury lawsuit. In addition to your medical care, according to CC Art. 2315, the at-fault party might also be responsible for your injury-related:
- Wage and income loss
- Property damage or loss
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional trauma
You might also be entitled to other expenses that are not included on this list. You do not have to assess and calculate these expenses on your own. Our case review team may help you create a comprehensive estimation of your expenses.
To help you establish your right to compensation due to negligence, we work hard to prove the at-fault driver breached the duty of care they owed you and that they are responsible for your injuries and their expenses. We might also be able to help you avoid a lengthy court case by negotiating a favorable settlement with the at-fault party.
Do Not Let the Statute of Limitations Expire
While preparing and filing a personal injury lawsuit takes time and attention to detail, the time you have to file your lawsuit is limited. You typically have one year from the time you suffered a TBI to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to CC Art. 3492.
If someone you love was diagnosed with a TBI after an accident caused by negligence and they succumbed to their injuries, CC Art. 2315.2 gives you a year to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Note that the age of the injured party and other circumstances might alter the statute of limitations.
If the allotted time expires, you may not be able to legally compel the at-fault party to compensate you. You do not have to uncover the relevant timeline on your own. With enough notice, our legal team could help you understand and comply with the relevant filing deadline so that you do not compromise your ability to collect compensation.
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Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Are Here to Help
If a car accident, fall, physical assault, or any other injury left you or someone you love with a traumatic brain injury, you might be facing costly medical care. You might also be unable to work to support yourself, resulting in further financial hardship.
A Metairie traumatic brain injury lawyer might be able to help you seek financial compensation from the at-fault party. Contact a member of our personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (504) 777-7777. Find out how hard our team will fight for your financial recovery.