A brain injury is not a static event – it is a life long chronic disease with decline over time. The brain is one of the most important and complicated parts of our body. The brain is in control of your entire body from your lungs and heart to muscle movement and even sleeping. A head injury can occur from a car accident, a fall, and even from playing sports.
Anyone can suffer from varying degrees of brain injuries. Injuries to the head are so common that at some point everyone will suffer some degree of head trauma in their lifetime. These can range from a simple bump on the head, which may cause a concussion, to more severe head trauma which can result in memory loss or permanent brain damage. Most of these injuries are minor because the skull provides the brain with adequate protection. However, if your brain is severely injured in a catastrophic accident, it can change your life forever.
There have been many advances in modern science concerning the brain and how it repairs after injuries. Treatments includes cognitive therapies, speech therapy, physical therapy, and neurobehavioral therapy. Unfortunately, the medical treatments available for brain injuries are not as successful compared to treatments for other organs.
Why Hire A Brain Injury Lawyer?
Most injuries to the brain are attributed to a physical trauma that can be in the form of a fall, car accident, sports related head injury, or even physical abuse. Serious head trauma can lead to problems that vary with the degree of the injury. Symptoms of a brain injury may occur immediately or develop over time. Symptoms of a brain injury may include: cognitive or learning deficits, loss of senses (vision, taste, hearing, smell), change in personality, seizures, paralysis, and/or coma.
If you have been involved in an accident and believe you have suffered a brain injury, learn about your legal rights from an experienced New Orleans, Louisiana brain injury lawyer by calling 504-525-7272 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form.