Falling out of bed or slipping in the bathtub can certainly cause traumatic brain injuries. And while these types of injuries often occur in the home and are not to blame on someone’s negligence, there are other types of traumatic brain injuries that can be caused by others negligence. For example:
- After an automobile accident – automobile accidents account for nearly 24% of traumatic brain injuries
- Deliberate violence – domestic abuse, a bar fight that results in blows to the head or a mugging that results in head injury may cause traumatic brain injury
- Sports injuries – traumatic brain injuries are common in a number of sports, and while some may be unavoidable if proper protective gear is not provided coaches and other parties responsible for ensuring the proper gear is being worn may be liable
The after effects of brain injury can be devastating. Some of the common issues that people may suffer after a brain injury include temporary comas, vegetative states, seizures and even infections.
Oftentimes after a brain injury, victims may suffer cognitive problems that include lack of reason, impaired judgment, and inability to pay attention or concentrate. Additionally, they may also have problems communicating, suffer from behavioral changes and suffer from depression or mood swings.
When you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury as the result of somebody else’s negligence or a deliberate act, you may be entitled to certain levels of compensation. In many cases, courts will award damages that include payment for medical expenses, rehabilitative treatment and long-term nursing treatment if it is deemed necessary. You should not have to bear these costs on your own.
Under Louisiana personal injury laws, victims of brain injuries have the right to file suit against the person responsible for their injury. Contact the Law Office of Nicholas J. Muscarello at (985) 345-1010 for a free consultation and have your case reviewed. We will serve as a strong advocate and work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for these injuries.