LouisianaBrain Injury Lawyers

Trial-Winning TBI Lawyers Serving All of Louisiana

Any injury to the head is potentially serious. However, injuries severe enough to be labeled as traumatic have lifelong repercussions. When someone experiences a traumatic brain injury (TBI) because of another person’s negligence, those repercussions must be addressed in court. Otherwise, TBI survivors will suffer the injury twice—once with medical repercussions, and again as a result of social and financial repercussions.

No one deserves to have their quality of life impaired by another's carelessness.

The Louisiana TBI attorneys from Clayton, Frugé & Ward make sure the people responsible for our client's harm are held accountable for what they've ruined. Our team can help build a strong case that outlines how the victim was physically, mentally, and financially impaired by their injuries. If we win, it ensures that the plaintiff recovers everything they've lost, including the lifelong cost of living with a brain injury.

If you or a loved one have experienced a TBI, call the Louisiana brain injury attorneys at (225) 209-9943.

Physical & Cognitive Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

One of the most frightening aspects of brain injuries is that they are not always visible. Sometimes force to the head is just strong enough to cause damage internally without any initial physical signs. Other traumas to the head can cause penetrating injuries that severely damage bone, skin, muscle, and brain tissue. Brain injuries are caused by various events, such as falls from heights, car accidents, and other events that exert sudden force on the head. 

The physical symptoms of brain injuries include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Speech problems
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of hearing
  • Lack of energy
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia

The mental symptoms of brain injuries include:

  • Memory loss
  • Lack of focus
  • Impaired decision making
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

The recovery process differs for each person depending on the severity of their injuries. 

While full recovery is possible, those who are less fortunate face months of recovery and a lifetime of adjustment to the damage caused by their brain injury. Nearly every traumatic brain injury requires a team of medical professionals who work to provide rehabilitation services. Medical treatment is often lengthy, intensive, and expensive.

Long-Term Effects of Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have profound and lasting impacts on survivors, affecting their physical health, cognitive abilities, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life. These long-term effects can vary significantly depending on the severity of the injury, the area of the brain affected, and the individual's response to treatment and rehabilitation. Understanding these potential repercussions is crucial for TBI survivors and their families as they navigate the road to recovery.

Physical Impairments

Many TBI survivors experience difficulties with movement and coordination. This can include problems with balance, walking, or even performing everyday tasks. In severe cases, survivors may require the use of mobility aids such as wheelchairs or walkers. Persistent headaches, neck pain, and muscle stiffness are common in TBI survivors. These chronic pain conditions can significantly impact an individual's ability to work and engage in daily activities. Some TBI survivors develop post-traumatic epilepsy, a condition characterized by recurrent seizures. This can require long-term medication management and regular monitoring by healthcare professionals.

Cognitive Deficits

Memory problems are a frequent consequence of TBIs. Survivors may struggle with short-term memory, making it difficult to remember recent events or conversations. In some cases, long-term memory can also be affected. TBIs can impair an individual's ability to focus and concentrate. This can make it challenging to complete tasks, follow instructions, or engage in conversations. Skills such as planning, organizing, problem-solving, and decision-making are often compromised in TBI survivors. These deficits can impact personal and professional life, making it difficult to manage daily responsibilities.

Emotional & Behavioral Changes

Emotional instability is a common issue for TBI survivors. They may experience sudden and intense mood swings, ranging from irritability and anger to sadness and frustration. The psychological impact of a TBI can lead to mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. The challenges of adjusting to life after a brain injury can exacerbate these issues. Some individuals may experience significant changes in personality after a TBI. Loved ones may notice differences in behavior, social interactions, and overall demeanor.

Impact on Daily Life & Relationships

The cognitive and physical impairments caused by a TBI can make it difficult to return to work. Many survivors may need to switch careers or adjust their work responsibilities to accommodate their new limitations. TBIs can strain relationships with family and friends. The survivor's behavioral changes and the need for ongoing care can create stress and tension within personal relationships. The cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation, and long-term care can be overwhelming. Many TBI survivors face significant financial challenges, especially if they are unable to return to work.

At Clayton, Frugé & Ward, we understand the far-reaching consequences of traumatic brain injuries. Our Louisiana brain injury attorneys are committed to helping survivors and their families secure the compensation they need to address these long-term effects. We work tirelessly to hold negligent parties accountable and ensure our clients receive the support necessary for their recovery and adjustment to life after a TBI.

Seek Compensation with Our Louisiana TBI Attorneys

Brain injuries cause an undue amount of financial and medical stress. When the actions of another have caused the injury, they must be held accountable. An experienced injury attorney will seek to recover the financial losses from the appropriate parties. Whether it is an employer, co-worker, or other—everyone needs to be held responsible for negligence.

At Clayton, Frugé & Ward, our Louisiana brain injury lawyers have helped our clients win over $1 billion. We’ve helped people of all kinds rebuild their lives after life-changing accidents, advocating for them at every step so they could physically, mentally, and financially recover. If you want to know how we could help, call us for a free consultation.

Call our Louisiana brain injury attorneys for a free consultation at (225) 209-9943.

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