A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may leave no visible scars but may cause the victim to suffer lifelong debilitating effects, including physical disabilities, emotional and behavioral changes, and cognitive challenges.
When a traumatic brain injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts, you may deserve financial compensation from the party responsible. Compensation could include medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts, you may deserve financial compensation from the party responsible. Compensation could include medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact the Baton Rouge traumatic brain injury lawyers at Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free, no-obligation meeting to discuss your case and your legal rights and options. There is no fee for our legal services unless and until we recover compensation for you.
Why You Need Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers to Handle Your Brain Injury Case
When you have suffered a traumatic brain injury through no fault of your own, you need an experienced, dedicated, and trustworthy attorney with a solid record of successful results to secure the compensation that you need.
Attorney Frank Tomeny, the founder of Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers, is a former insurance defense attorney who now uses his experience with and knowledge about the insurance industry to represent personal injury victims in Louisiana to make sure that they receive the maximum compensation.
In addition to a comprehensive investigation into what caused the TBI, our Baton Rouge brain injury lawyers work with financial and medical experts to build a persuasive case on your behalf. And we take the time to get to truly know you so that we understand your concerns and can aggressively pursue a full range of money damages on your behalf.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries and Their Common Causes
A traumatic brain injury results from any violent blow or force to the body or head. A TBI can also be caused by any penetration of brain tissue such as from a bullet or piece of skull. The Mayo Clinic classifies TBIs in two ways: mild traumatic brain injury and moderate/severe brain injury.
A mild traumatic brain injury has less severe and shorter-lasting effects on brain function, while moderate or severe traumatic brain injury has more serious and longer-term effects. However, any TBI is a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention.
Some of the common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Violent acts, such as gunshot wounds, child abuse, assaults, or domestic violence
- Sports and recreational injuries, from activities like football, soccer, lacrosse, boxing, skateboarding, hockey, or skiing
- Explosions, such as those endured by people in the military, the demolition industry, or the mining history
Symptoms of a Serious Brain Injury
Symptoms of moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury include:
- Loss of consciousness for several minutes to several hours
- Persistent and/or worsening headaches
- Persistent nausea or vomiting
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilation of the pupils
- Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Weakness or numbness in the fingers and toes
- Loss of coordination
- Profound confusion
- Agitation or other unusual behavior
Symptoms of severe head injury injuries and sensory and cognitive problems in infants and young children include:
- Changes in nursing/eating habits
- Unusual irritability
- Persistent crying and an inability to be consoled
- Changes in attention or sleep habits
- Sadness or depressed mood
- Loss of interest in favorite toys or activities
Who Could Be Held Liable in a Louisiana TBI Case?
Some examples of persons or entities that could potentially be held liable for a traumatic brain injury include:
- A driver at fault for causing a motor vehicle accident
- A company that manufactured a defective product
- A property or business owner in control of the premises where someone slipped and fell
- A criminal who commits an assault
- A physician who negligently performs a medical procedure
Types of Damages TBI Victims Could Recover
When you suffer a traumatic brain injury due to the intentional or negligent acts of another party, you may be entitled to be monetary compensation, including:
- Medical expenses, including hospital bills, surgery, physical therapy, prescription medication, mobility assistance equipment, home modifications to accommodate disabilities, and long-term care
- Lost wages if you miss time from work while recovering from a traumatic brain injury
- Lost earning capacity if your TBI prevents you from returning to your job or kind of work and you suffer a reduction in your income
- Pain and suffering for the emotional and physical distress that occurs as a result of your TBI
- Lost quality of life, which may result from cognitive disabilities or from the inability to participate in activities you previously enjoyed
- Loss of consortium, which is a claim your spouse may have for the loss of your companionship caused by your injury
In rare instances, where the party responsible for causing a traumatic brain injury engaged in especially egregious conduct, an injured victim may be entitled to a court award of punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. This is society’s way of punishing the at-fault party, rather than compensating the injured party for defined economic losses.
How Our Lawyers Help TBI Victims and Their Families
If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by someone else’s intentional acts or negligence, the Baton Rouge brain injury attorneys at Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers are ready to provide professional legal counsel.
Our firm can help you seek the financial compensation that you need, so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery and getting your life back to normal as much as possible.
Our TBI attorneys will thoroughly investigate the facts and circumstances to build a strong case for compensation. We will negotiate with the at-fault party and their insurers to negotiate a fair and full settlement. When a settlement is not possible, our attorneys are thoroughly prepared to file a brain injury lawsuit to take your case to trial, if necessary, so that you receive justice.
Let A Baton Rouge Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Review Your Claim Now for Free
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts or omissions, you may deserve financial compensation. Contact the Baton Rouge traumatic brain injury lawyers at Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.
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