Traumatic Brain Injuries
The physical and psychological effects of a traumatic brain injury can impact a victim and their family for years or even a lifetime.
The Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy have helped personal injury victims seek damages for over 50 years.
Learn how our Lafayette, LA, law firm can help you win the compensation you deserve after a traumatic brain injury.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is an injury that impacts how the brain works. They are caused by a blow or jolt to the head, or by an object penetrating the brain tissue. A mild brain injury may resolve within a few days, but a severe traumatic brain injury can cause death or lifelong disability.
If an act of negligence led to you or a loved one suffering a traumatic brain injury, our brain injury attorneys can help you win compensation. Visit our Louisiana law firm for a free consultation.
Brain Injuries Cause Serious Harm
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Why File a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit? Our Lafayette Personal Injury Lawyers Pursue Compensation
Brain injuries are not like a broken leg or wrist that heals in a few months with no lasting effects. Traumatic brain injuries can result in lifelong physical and psychological complications. Head injuries can lead to:
- Long-term medical expenses
- Decreased earnings
- Lower quality of life
While nothing can turn back the clock on brain damage, collecting compensation can help ease the financial impact of a head injury caused by negligence. Our personal injury lawyers can help create a strong brain injury case and win you damages far higher than the settlements offered by insurance companies. Our brain injury lawyers in Lafayette, Louisiana can also help file a wrongful death lawsuit if a brain injury caused by negligence led to a loved one's wrongful death.
Looking for a Brain Injury Attorney? Call Us for a Free Consultation
Brain injuries are some of the most serious personal injury cases. In addition to the challenges of recovery, mounting medical fees, and lost income that almost always accompany these types of injuries, physical and mental health are often permanently compromised. We understand this deeply and are dedicated to bringing our experience and aggressive advocacy to work if you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of someone's negligence.
We accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You will owe no legal fees unless we win your case or obtain a settlement on your behalf. We have over 50 years of experience helping personal injury victims in the Lafayette, LA, area, including New Iberia. Schedule a free consultation online or call us at:
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accidental falls account for nearly half of all traumatic brain injuries.
Collisions involving cars, bicycles, motorcycles, and associated pedestrians are a leading cause of brain injuries.
Gunshot wounds, domestic violence, shaken baby syndrome, and child abuse all fall into this category.
Contact sports like football, hockey, and rugby are a common cause of brain injury in adolescents.
Explosive blasts and blows to the head lead to brain injuries during military service.
Surgical errors, the improper use of forceps during childbirth, and other errors can cause injury.
Initial Brain Injury Symptoms
Head injuries can have many different symptoms, depending on if the brain injury was mild, moderate, or severe. These symptoms can include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Numbness in fingers or toes
- Coordination loss
- Slurred speech
Traumatic Brain Injury Complications
Head injuries can lead to long-term or permanent changes to a victim's state of consciousness. These include coma, where a person is unconscious and unable to respond to stimuli; vegetative state, where a person is unaware of anything but may respond to stimuli; and minimally conscious state, where an individual shows some signs of awareness.
Recurrent headaches are a common complication that can last for several months. Some head injury sufferers report seizures, both in the early stages of recovery and years after injury. Cerebrospinal fluid can build up in the brain, leading to brain swelling. Nerve damage may lead to facial paralysis, altered sense of taste or smell, and vision or hearing loss.
Behavioral and Emotional Challenges
Brain injuries may cause problems with self-control, risky behavior the individual would not have engaged in before injury, anxiety, depression, mood swings, lack of motivation or initiative, and insomnia. The individual may not realize they act any differently than they did before their brain injury occurred.
Choose the Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy Personal Injury Lawyers You Can Rely On
The defendant may already be building their case, so time is of the essence. We start work on your case right away.
Our personal injury lawyers won't settle for less than our clients deserve. We've obtained millions for Louisiana clients in the process.
Our personal injury lawyers can handle brain injury cases caused by everything from car accidents to medical malpractice.
We take on a limited number of clients to ensure each case receives the personal attention it deserves.
50 Years in Practice
We've been winning personal injury cases for the Lafayette and New Iberia, LA, communities for over 50 years.
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