Brain Injury

The Law Firm of Eddie Clark & Associates represents and protects people in Northern Louisiana and throughout the state who have suffered a brain injury. If you are suffering from a brain injury as the result of someone else’s conduct, an experienced Louisiana injury attorney can help you obtain compensation for your injury and related medical expenses.

Brain traumas are often difficult to diagnose and even harder to forsee the longterm effects. They are typically the result of a direct injury to the head and can impair mental functions. This impairment may sometimes be noticeable immediately, but in other cases symptoms may present themselves months or years after the incident.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Bumps, bolts, and jolts to the head are the main cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), and 1.7 million people sustain a TBI annually. If you have not been diagnosed with a TBI after an injury to the head but begin to notice symptoms, you will want to seek immediate medical attention. Some common signs that an undiagnosed TBI may be present include:

  • Personality/mood changes
  • Mental haze
  • Sleep problems
  • Reason or sensory impairment
  • Noticeable language issues

Brain injuries can also happen during pregnancy, birth, or as a result of improper post-natal care. Children under the age of 14 comprise nearly half of the emergency room visits for TBI. If you are a parent or guardian to a child or adult who has experienced a head injury or are experiencing symptoms of TBI, you will need to seek medical and legal assistance immediately.

Furthermore, you may have a injury that is affecting your brain that is not classified as a TBI. If you experience any of these symptoms you should still seek medical and legal assistance. An experienced attorney can help you recover compensation for your injury.

Remedies

Each civil complaint is governed by its own Statute of Limitations which require that the action is brought in a timely manner. For most Louisiana personal injury claims, the term is one year from the incident. Your action may have less or more time depending on the manner of the complaint, and potentially the nature of the party responsible. There are also potential tolls (extentions of the Statute of Limitations period) based on the discovery of the injury, but delay can be disadvantageous to your chances of success.

Some brain injuries are the result of negligence or an auto accident. They can also be the result of exposure to toxic gases or chemicals. In an auto accident, it may be clear to you who the other party is, but in some other circumstances, the responsible party may be harder to identify. In some cases, you may have claims against cities or parishes that require special proceedings, claims against the manufacturer of a defective product, or a lingering malpractice claim for improper treatment or diagnosis.

The severity of a brain trauma may be limited to a concussion but are oftentimes more serious. They can affect each and every aspect of a person’s life and can lead to personality changes, comas, or even death. You may be able to recover damages for the medical bills, rehabilitation costs, prescription drugs, pain and suffering, loss of work, and other longterm costs associated with the recovery process. Even the most minor injuries to the head are entitled to compensation.

You may be responsible for bringing an action on behalf of a loved one. If you are a parent or guardian to a child or adult you believe suffered a brain injury you may need to bring the suit on their behalf. A death as a result of a brain injury can lead to a wrongful death claim along with other avenues of compensation.

The brain controls bodily function and allows us to be us. No one should allow a brain injury to persist without seeking proper medical and legal remedies. If you or a loved one has suffered by a brain injury, The Law Firm of Eddie Clark & Associates can help you secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us online, or by calling (318) 361-9697, to schedule your confidential consultation.