Understanding The Complex Nature Of TBI Cases
Traumatic brain injuries are generally classified as either closed or penetrating injuries. In closed head injuries, the blunt force or impact causes the brain to move within the skull, resulting in a range of side effects and symptoms. Penetrating injuries occur when an object breaks through the skull, resulting in critical medical conditions.
Either of these can be suffered from a broad range of accidents, including car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore injuries, workplace injuries, falls or falling objects. Most head trauma or brain injuries are dramatic, requiring immediate medical attention, treatment and follow-up procedures. In severe instances, death can occur.
Representation Following Concussion And TBI
At The Law Offices of Tim L. Fields, LLC, we are committed to recovering maximum damages for victims of traumatic brain injuries in accidents that could have been prevented by another party or company. These injuries are often devastating, both to the victims and their families, and we fight to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.
Not all brain injuries cause immediate alarm, and the victim may not seek medical treatment. For instance, following a car accident, the victim may not think the pain is that bad and not report it. Additionally, stress often masks the pain, so the victim may not get checked out by a doctor. In the days, weeks and months following the accident, however, the victim may start to experience several symptoms of a serious brain injury, including:
- Chronic headaches
- Blurred vision
- Loss of memory
- Slurred speech
We represent individuals facing the lasting effects of mild traumatic brain injuries, seeking the medical documentation needed to build a claim and advocating to the insurance companies to ensure that the injury is compensated.
Take Action To Protect Your Claims
To learn more about how we can represent your interests following a traumatic brain injury or head trauma, please call our New Orleans office at 504-459-9266 or toll free at 800-653-4033. You may also contact us by email. Our lawyers represent clients throughout southern Louisiana.