Traumatic brain injuries and concussions can occur in a variety of accidents including automobile accidents, workplace accidents, accidents on offshore oil rigs, and accidents that involve defective products. Practically any type of accident can cause a person to suffer a traumatic brain injury or concussion. Unfortunately, brain injuries often leave the accident victim with permanent, life-changing conditions that require ongoing medical and physical care. The financial hardship can be overwhelming.
Personal Injury Attorneys Who Understand Brain Injuries
It is very important to retain an accident attorney who understands the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injuries and concussions. Even a mild concussion can result in permanent cognitive, physical, and emotional conditions that prevent the accident victim from returning to their life prior to the accident. Victims of traumatic brain injuries often require assistance with daily living, therapy to cope with the emotional stress, and ongoing medical care.
At the Law Offices of Matt & Allen in Lafayette, Louisiana, our experienced personal injury attorneys have extensive experience representing accident victims who have suffered traumatic brain injuries and concussions. We understand that a financial settlement will not make you whole again; however, it can pay for necessary medical and personal care. It can also provide for you and for your family if you are unable to return to work due to your injuries. Let us put our experience and knowledge to work to protect your rights.
Traumatic Brain Injuries and Concussions in the United States
An estimated 1.5 million people suffer from head injuries in the United States each year with falls and automobile accidents being the top two causes of head injuries. When a person is involved in an automobile accident, it is common for the person’s head to strike a hard object during the collision. The sudden jolt or impact causes the delicate brain tissues to slam against the hard skull causing a closed brain injury.
A closed brain injury or concussion is difficult to diagnose and symptoms may not appear for days or even weeks after the accident. Therefore, it is extremely important that you seek immediate medical attention if you are involved in any type of accident where your head has struck an object or has been severely jolted.
In some cases, an object may enter the skull causing a penetrating brain injury. This may occur when someone falls from a platform on an offshore oil rig or when an employee is struck or hit in the head by a machine, tool, or object in a workplace accident. Regardless of whether the brain injury is closed or penetrating, the results can be catastrophic. Paralysis, permanent brain damage, and even death are all possible with traumatic brain injuries.
Comprehensive Legal Representation for Accident Victims
Our attorneys have a proven track record of obtaining fair and just settlements in personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injuries and concussions. We work closely with your medical providers and other experts to determine the extent of your physical, emotional and financial damages from the accident. We are here to provide support and legal counsel as you continue to recover and cope with your injuries.
If you or a family member has suffered brain injuries due to an accident, contact the brain injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Matt & Allen.