Baton Rouge Brain Injury Attorneys
Brain Injury Lawsuit Representation
It is no exaggeration to say that sustaining a brain injury in an accident will radically transform a person’s life. Because the brain is so crucial to a majority of the body’s functions, even a minor condition can dramatically impact a person’s ability to move, speak, and function.
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another party, our team at Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys is ready to fight for you. Founded on strong Christian values, we are deeply committed to our clients and have recovered billions of dollars across thousands of cases. Our Baton Rouge brain injury lawyers will work to secure the compensation you need to manage exorbitant medical bills and cover non-monetary losses. We recognize what is at stake in any case involving catastrophic injuries and will make every effort to maximize the amount of money we put in your pocket.
Our legal professionals frequently take brain injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless we win. Call (225) 230-3110 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation today.
What Causes Brain Injuries?
Any blow to the head has the potential to cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Falls and collisions are two of the most common culprits.
Our Baton Rouge brain injury attorneys can assist you with cases involving:
- Vehicular Accidents. Car, truck, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents are notorious for causing brain injuries when a driver, passenger, or pedestrian is struck in the skull. Wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle can reduce the possibility of a TBI. In especially severe accidents, however, a severe hit to the head may be unavoidable.
- Slip and Falls. Many TBIs are the unfortunate result of something as seemingly harmless as tripping and falling, particularly if the victim lands in such a way that their head strikes a hard floor or the edge or corner of a firm surface.
- Workplace Accidents. Busy, chaotic workplaces that involve the frequent use of heavy industrial equipment can be hotspots for injury-causing accidents, including those that result in brain injuries.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are two major categories of traumatic brain injuries. Closed brain injuries occur when the brain is vigorously shaken within the skull, causing bruising and/or the tearing of tissue or blood vessels. The skull is not penetrated in a closed brain injury, which are typically the result of vehicular accidents and slip and falls. A penetrating brain injury does involve a breach to the skull and may be sustained after a foreign object pierces the head, such as a bullet or a sharp vehicle component.
What Are the Long-Term Consequences of Brain Injuries?
Brain injuries are typically considered a type of catastrophic injury, meaning they tend to confer serious, lifechanging consequences. The nature of the resulting health problems can be difficult to predict and often vary from person to person. The severity of the injury will sometimes (but not always) have a commensurate impact on the extent of the effects.
A person who sustains a brain injury in an accident may experience one or more adverse health effects, including:
- Blood clots
- Infections in the brain
- Cognition and memory issues
- Communication problems
- Behavioral and personality changes
- Sensory problems
- Emotional issues, such as depression and increased irritability
Recovering Damages in a Brain Injury Lawsuit
If the accident that led to your brain injury was caused by someone’s negligence, you can seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. You must generally file your claim within one year of the accident, or you will be barred from recovering damages in Louisiana.
If you sustained a brain injury as the result of a workplace accident, you will probably be unable to take legal action against your employer. You will instead need to bring a workers’ compensation claim, which can get you compensation for your medical expenses, inability to work, and temporary or permanent disability.
Our Baton Rouge brain injury lawyers will work to secure compensation for all applicable damages, including:
- Past, current, and future medical bills
- Lost income and earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
How a Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help
You are likely not in a position to take on a complex and contentious legal proceeding in the days, weeks, or even months after suffering a brain injury. That does not mean you do not deserve compensation for your injuries. A legal professional can serve as your trusted advocate and leverage their knowledge and experience to get you the optimal recovery needed to cover medical expenses, lost earning potential, and other less calculable losses. An attorney will be prepared to refute efforts by the defendant to minimize the compensation you receive or avoid paying you altogether.
With the help of our legal professionals, your claim may not require a drawn-out trial. Our team at Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys has a strong track record of negotiating fair settlements that cover your losses. We endeavor to resolve your case as quickly as possible, though we are also ready to fight for you in court if a trial becomes necessary.
Rear-end: Chris’ client suffered head, neck, elbow, arm, wrist, rib, back, and leg injuries in a truck wreck in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Side-Swiped: Chris’ client suffered head, neck, and back injuries in a car wreck in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Rear-end: Chris’ client suffered headaches, neck, back, and various soft-tissue injuries in a truck wreck in Pointe Coupee Parish.