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The state of Louisiana has the third-highest number of traumatic brain injury-related fatalities in the United States, with nearly 30 brain injury-related deaths for every 100,000 Louisiana residents. Across the nation, one person sustains a traumatic brain injury every 21 seconds. Those who survive traumatic brain injury (TBI) are left with the debilitating effects neuropsychological impairment and disabilities that can affect all aspects of one's life, sometimes permanently.

There are two major categories of brain injury, acquired and traumatic. Traumatic, as the name implies, stems from a trauma to the head, such as a blow or jolt. It can also refer to the penetration of the skull and/or brain. These kinds of injuries can be caused by everything from a tiny fracture to a gunshot wound. Sometimes, traumatic brain injury is not detected immediately, but may only become symptomatic well after the accident or impact occurs. In these cases, swelling and bleeding into and around the brain may have already taken place. Even if you are not exhibiting symptoms, it's important to be evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible after experiencing any kind of injury to the head.

Brain injuries are typically classified as mild, moderate, or severe, and the effects can be short-term, lifelong, or fatal. Some of the most common symptoms of brain injury include speech impairments such as slow or slurred speech, impaired motor function and coordination, memory loss, inability to concentrate for long periods of time, muscle spasticity, seizures, loss of smell or taste, changes to personality, depression, mood swings, anxiety, agitation and confusion.

Damages for injuries such as brain injuries can include lost wage compensation, reimbursement of medical bills, and even compensation for pain and suffering which can include mental or emotional suffering. If your life has been turned upside down by a brain injury, and if your well-being or quality of life has suffered or will suffer permanently, you deserve to pursue compensation from the negligent party.

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that results in brain injury, whether the injury is mild or not, you should hire a Louisiana brain injury lawyer or attorney to help you recover damages. A settlement can help recover current and future medical expenses, and the victim may even be able to recover monies for pain and suffering. Although brain injury is a type of personal injury and therefore covered by personal injury law, brain injury cases are often more complex than some other types of personal injury. For this reason, you should contact an attorney who is experienced in litigating brain injury lawsuits.

Although there is nothing that can be done to reverse your brain injury, or its devastating effects on your well-being, the culpable parties involved in your accident can be held accountable. If your brain injury can be determined to have been caused by the negligence of another individual or party, you have a right to know. You also have a right to seek financial compensation for that injury not only for your medical costs and lost wages, but also for any pain or potential long-term effects that stemmed from the brain injury. You can also seek compensation for time lost from work to meet medical appointments and therapy, the cost of hiring anyone to help you, any permanent disability, emotional distress, and any future earning ability due to the injury.

It's important for you to seek counsel immediately, as the statute of limitations to file your claim in the Louisiana is only one year. Procrastinating could hinder your case in many ways. When hiring a brain injury lawyer or attorney, look for both experience and success. Also, make sure that they have a strict focus on brain injury. To locate an experienced and successful brain injury lawyer or attorney in Louisiana, please visit the American Bar Association website.


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