Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Lawyers in New Orleans, LA

Delise & Hall Law Firm

In Covington call 985-249-5195
In New Orleans call 504-836-8000

Traumatic Brain Injuries, or TBI, are complex and subtle injuries with potentially devastating and lifelong effects. The brain essentially defines who we are – and injuries to our brain can impact every aspect of our lives including our personalities. And although some patients may recover from these types of injuries, the success rate and recovery time can vary greatly and are often difficult to predict.

While dealing with this type of injury is incredibly difficult for both the injured party and their loved ones, it is very important to consult a local New Orleans traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyer as soon as you suspect that you or someone you care about has suffered this type of injury.


Potential Causes of TBI
TBI is generally caused by either a blow to the head or any number of physical issues. The leading 3 causes of traumatic brain injuries are vehicle crashes, firearm accidents and slipping or falling. Other common causes of TBI include chemical or toxic exposure, tumors or cancer, infections, stroke and hypoxia (or lack of oxygen to the brain).


Development of TBI Symptoms
You may not initially realize that the injuries have resulted in TBI. Brain injuries may not seem severe in the first few hours after they occur, but more dramatic symptoms can appear in the 24 to 48 hours following the injury. This is why it is important to consult an experienced New Orleans traumatic brain injury lawyer when you suspect that brain injury may result from such an accident; they will ensure that you document doctor’s visits, symptoms, treatments, and other factors that will help you establish what you are entitled to under the laws of your state.

Laws regarding brain injuries vary between jurisdictions, so it is important to consult a legal professional who is experienced with brain injury lawsuits in the Louisiana area and has a track record of success there.


Compensation for TBI
Brain injuries can have debilitating effects that last long beyond time spent in a hospital or rehabilitation facility. Commonly, these injuries affect physical functioning, one’s ability to think, and social skills. However, damages to one’s brain can have a range of side effects including impulsive behavior, anxiety, depression, feelings of frustration and irritability, aggression, and lack of desire.

Depending on the injury and the specific situation in which the injury occurred, you may be entitled to some of the following compensation:
  • Medical bills, both past and future, which can run into the millions quickly in brain injury cases
  • Life care costs, including the costs in time of family members and loved ones who provide this care
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, which can be difficult to prove without an expert with experience in explaining this concept to juries
  • Lost wages, also referred to as vocational damages, which refers to both wages lost during treatment and loss of ability regarding future earnings resulting from the brain injuries
  • Pain and suffering, both physical and mental or emotional

  • Only an experienced brain injury lawyer can tell you what you may be entitled to and offer guidance as to how to pursue it. This is a difficult time in one’s life, but choosing the right lawyer will ensure that the future is as painless as possible.

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    An injury to your brain is not the same as other injuries. Brain injuries heal differently than other injuries and the prognosis for treatment and recovery may vary greatly depending on the type and severity of your injury.

    During this difficult time it is important to consult with an attorney that understands personal injury law and provide sound legal advice. Contact the experienced New Orleans traumatic brain injury lawyers at Delise and Hall today for an initial consultation.

     

    Contact the experienced team at DAH today and start getting your life back to normal. With offices on both sides of the lake, we provide DUI representation for clients throughout metro New Orleans as well as the St. Tammany Parish communities of Mandeville, Covington and Slidell. We also serve Hammond and the entire Tangipahoa Parish area.