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Any number of injuries can result from an accident, and traumatic brain injuries are some of the worst. Even in their mildest form, traumatic brain injuries can cause extensive, frustrating symptoms that disrupt a victim’s life.
For assistance with navigating the legal complexities of a traumatic brain injury case, contact Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. today. We have answers to your questions, quality advice, and the experienced insight you need. You can get started with a no-obligation initial consultation today!
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a brain injury that is caused by the head being hit or jolted. A standard concussion is a minor form of traumatic brain injury, but TBIs can also be severe, resulting in permanent disability or even death.
Any type of incident that causes this kind of physical trauma to the head can result in a TBI. Car accidents and slip and fall accidents are some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries.
It can be difficult to tell if you or an injured loved one have a traumatic brain injury in the immediate aftermath of an accident. The symptoms of a TBI may not appear for days, weeks, or even months after sustaining the injury. For this reason, it is crucial to see a doctor as soon as you can if there is any possibility that you or someone else may have a traumatic brain injury.
In addition to seeing a professional, you should also be aware of the signs of a TBI, including:
- Trouble sleeping
The symptoms listed above are only a small sample of the signs of a traumatic brain injury. Any strange symptoms after an accident should be noted, but the best way to know if you or a loved one have a TBI is to visit a medical professional.
Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Beyond the initial symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, a TBI can continue to cause physical and mental issues for a victim.
The long-term symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may include:
- Memory issues
- An inability to communicate in the same way as before
- Sensory issues
- Cognitive disruption
- Emotional changes
- Behavioral changes
The impact of a TBI on a victim’s family is also important to note. People with severe traumatic brain injuries often need long-term medical care, as well as someone to assist them with their day-to-day activities. In especially serious cases, this may involve essential life tasks like eating and bathing.
Our lawyers will account for all of these long-term effects when building your case, so your eventual settlement or verdict covers all present and future damages.
How Filing a Personal Injury Claim Can Help You
The long-term nature of traumatic brain injuries results in significant costs for victims and families. To recover compensation for those costs, you should file a personal injury claim. Your family should not have to pay for the damages that another person’s negligence has brought upon you. We will fight to make sure you are paid what you really deserve — not what an insurance company says you deserve.
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We understand how difficult your situation is and want to make sure you are supported at every step of your case. Get in touch with us for legal representation you can count on.
An injury is a devastating thing to have to deal with and a legal case on top of it can seem impossible. Our firm’s personal injury attorneys are able to offer peace of mind when you know that someone with experience and commitment is handling the situation.
When a case can’t be worked out through negotiation, Doran & Cawthorne has no qualms about taking the matter to court. Whether before a judge, or jury, we will gather the evidence necessary to present your case before the fact-finder in the best light.
It is all too common for insurance companies to offer less than what they know to be fair. Our lawyers will negotiate on your behalf, and won’t compromise for anything less than the amount they know you should be receiving.
Our lawyers don’t just talk it…we strive to deliver. You can rest assured you’ll have experienced personal injury counsel with Doran & Cawthorne on your side.
Having handled hundreds, if not thousands of injury cases in Louisiana, Texas and elsewhere, we can assess the best options for each case.
Our firm’s attorneys will guide you in the right direction to make sure your case is developed effectively to your advantage.