A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be debilitating in both the short and long term. This is where Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help. We manage personal injury claims for multiple types of accidents on behalf of our clients. If someone else’s negligent act was the source of your injuries, a lawyer in our New Orleans office can pursue compensation for you.
For specific information on your case and how we can help you, contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777. Our personal injury team will provide you with a free case review when you call.
Complications from a Traumatic Brain Injury
Although many patients with mild TBIs make a full recovery, moderate and severe TBIs can have lingering or even permanent complications that require extensive treatment.
According to the Mayo Clinic, these complications may include:
- Ongoing physical conditions like headaches, vertigo, and seizures
- Nerve damage that affects facial muscles
- Impairment to the senses, including smell, vision, taste, and hearing
- An elevated risk for brain disease
- Difficulty recalling memories or focusing
- Difficulty making decisions or doing multiple tasks at the same time
- Trouble communicating with or understanding others
- Feeling anxious, depressed, or angry
The costs of treating these complications and their impact on your life could factor into the types of damages you may be entitled to collect.
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 777-7777
Damages You Can Claim for a TBI in a Personal Injury Case
A lawyer can identify your damages and their values when we represent you. This may entail gathering evidence from your medical files and employment records, as well as personal accounts of the injury’s impact on your life from you and your family members.
We can also hire medical experts to testify about your future treatment needs.
Depending on your accident, your full range of injuries, and their severity, the recoverable damages in your case may include:
- Costs of medical care: This damage category can include everything from post-accident emergency treatment to ongoing therapy needs. Medications, medical devices, and even transportation to doctor’s appointments may be covered.
- Loss of income: If your injury and your recovery period forced you to miss work, you might be able to claim the money you were not able to earn.
- Reduced earning capability: If your TBI makes it so that you can no longer work the same job as before your accident, or you must work and earn less, you can claim this damage type.
- Disability: This applies to any permanent mental or physical limitations that your accident caused.
- Mental anguish: Any mental or emotional stress resulting from your TBI may be recoverable.
- Pain and suffering: This includes the physical agony or discomfort caused by your injuries.
These are not the only types of damages that may appear in a traumatic brain injury case. To discuss your case in a free consultation with a representative of our firm, call us today at (504) 777-7777.
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An Attorney Can Negotiate on Your Behalf
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help with a number of tasks when we represent you. You can expect us to:
- Take over all communications so that you will not need to speak with representatives of the opposing side
- File all paperwork for your insurance claim or lawsuit
- Investigate your accident for evidence of the negligence that caused it
- Catalog your injuries and their value
- Engage with the responsible party’s insurance company in settlement negotiations
- Represent you on trial if your case is not resolved with a fair settlement
We will also keep you updated and informed, be available to answer your questions, and give you legal information and advice regarding any decisions you will need to make in your case.
The Statute of Limitations
Note that it is important to act promptly after a personal injury incident in Louisiana, as Civil Code (CC) §3492 sets the state’s general statute of limitations at one year. This means you may have just one year after your accident to file your personal injury lawsuit.
Let Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Fight for You
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers understands the many challenges you may face after suffering a TBI. We operate on a contingency-fee-basis. If we cannot help you win compensation for your injuries, you do not need to pay us attorney fees. To get started on your case today, call us at (504) 777-7777 for a free initial consultation.