When a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of an act of carelessness committed by another party, the victim has the right to seek compensation for damages. Brain injuries can involve brain damage, a concussion, and other closed-head trauma injuries. In these cases, damages can include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. This is why you need to call (337)202-2922 for dedicated traumatic brain injury attorneys at Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson if you have suffered a head injury in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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Compensation For Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
At the law firm of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC our traumatic brain injury attorneys in the city of Lake Charles have the experience needed to provide justice for victims of negligence. Contact us today to discuss your specific TBI case.
While we want injury victims to get fair compensation, we also want them to get better. Healing requires immediate medical attention. A medical professional will be able to determine whether a traumatic brain injury has taken place, which is important because the symptoms can be either subtle or delayed for many hours, days or even months following a crash. However, if treatment is not immediate, the condition can be seriously aggravated.
What are the Leading Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Our personal injury lawyers have seen the following to be the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries:
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Being struck by/against an object
What are some symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury some common symptoms you can expect to experience include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Slurred speech
Any suspected brain injury should be treated by a medical professional immediately to stabilize and prevent further injury.
What are the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury?
The CDC estimates that at least 3.25 million people in the U.S. currently have a long-term or lifelong need for daily living assistance as a result of a TBI. People who suffer from brain injuries almost always require rehabilitation. Rehabilitation can include everything from simply relearning everyday tasks and activities to improving memory, managing stress and improving job skills. Brain injuries can cause a wide range of problems, as well as an increased risk for epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
What should I expect after a traumatic brain injury?
Cognitive difficulties often follow a brain injury. They can range in severity but may include problems with alertness, memory loss, reasoning skills, attention, and concentration.
Behavioral or emotional difficulties are another common side effect. These include restlessness and agitation; emotional outbursts and irritability; confabulation; diminished insight; impulsive or socially inappropriate behavior; poor initiative; lack of emotional response; paranoia; depression and/or anxiety.
Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Provide Free Consultations
Lastly, Contact us online today to discuss your case with a skilled Lake Charles personal injury lawyer. Call Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC, at 337-202-2922. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay attorney’s fees only if we are successful in getting compensation for you.